Monster Christmas Cookies

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This post is part of the 25 Frugal Days of Christmas. For a listing of all posts in the series, please click here.

This Christmas cookie recipe is sure to be your new favorite!

Ahh…Christmas cookies! One of my very favorite parts of the holiday season. These Christmas Monster Cookies are one of my favorite recipes and they are sure to be a hit with your family too!

Christmas Monster Cookies

  • ½ cup butter or margarine, softened
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 & ¼ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup quick oats (these are the small oats)
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup of Holiday M&M’s (I used 2 small bags)


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl add the butter, sugars, peanut butter, egg, and vanilla and mix well
  3. In a separate bowl add the flour, baking soda, and oats and mix until combined. Pour the dry mixture into the wet mixture and stir until the ingredients are combined.
  4. Add the chocolate chips and mix well (again).
  5. Drop rounded tablespoons of the dough onto a cookie sheet. (I use a Medium Cookie Scoop that makes the perfect cookies.) Or drop rounded teaspoons of the dough onto the cookie sheet.
  6. Add a few M&M’s to each of the cookies and flatten a little with the palm of your hand.
  7. Bake large cookies for 12-14 minutes and small cookies for 8-10 minutes. You want the edges to be just a little brown.
  8. Let them cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before you remove them from the cooling rack.

Yields 28 large cookies or or about 5 dozen small cookies.


This post was written by Janell from Saving You Dinero for the 25 Frugal Days of Christmas series.

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  1. I like monster cookies but have never made them. these look delicious and easy!

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