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soft-baked monster cookies

thick and soft peanut butter oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips and m&m's

recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction

baked in January 2019

yield: 32 cookies
prep time: 30 minutes
cook time: 10 minutes
difficulty level: easy


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  2. In a large bowl, using a hand-held mixer or stand mixer with paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugars together on medium speed, about 3 minutes.
  3. Mix in the peanut butter, egg, and vanilla (in that order). Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  4. Slowly mix in the baking soda and flour. Do not overmix.
  5. Fold in the quick oats, m&m's, and chocolate chips.
  6. Rolls balls of dough, about 2 Tablespoons of dough per ball, onto prepared baking sheet. Press a few extra M&Ms on top for looks, if preferred.
  7. Bake for 10-11 minutes - the cookies will still look a little soft, which is recommended.
  8. Slightly press down the baked cookies with the back of a spoon, since the cookies only slightly spread in the oven.
  9. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack. Cookies will firm up as they cool.