Monster cookies are a Christmas classic that everyone loves. It is a family recipe that makes so many cookies at once that it pretty much takes care of all gift, parties and dessert you need for the entire month of December. It does make a lot and it does take a while but it’s a fairly simple recipe and process. Be prepared to spend a couple hours in the kitchen though. I can place to cookie sheets in the oven at the same time and it still takes about 3 hours just to make all the cookies. That doesn’t factor in clean up and packaging.
2 Pounds Brown Sugar
4 Cups White Sugar
1 Tablespoon White Corn Syrup
8 Teaspoons Baking Soda
1 Pound Butter
3 Cups Peanut Butted
18 Cups Quick Oatmeal (1 Large and 1 Small container)
12 Ounces Chocolate Chips
12 Ounces M&M’s
12 Ounces Butterscotch Chips
12 Ounces Heath Toffee Bits
Yeah I know lots of stuff. Can you see all the cookies already? So making the dough is super easy and actually pretty fun. First your going to toss all your dry ingredients into a large (very large) stew pot.
Then you are going to start adding in your wet ingredients.
Now you get to add in the candies. My local grocery store was out of the toffee bits to I substituted in peanut butter chips. You really can substitute in any four candies you want these are just the traditional four that my family has been using for eons. You might want to quality control sample your candies as they go in because this is one cookie dough you don’t want to eat 😉
Once everything is in the fun part comes. Mixing time! So wash your hands really, really well and then stick them straight down into the dough. Yes you get to play with your food! We usually put the pot on the floor so we can get the leverage to mix the dough. The reason we started mixing by hand is because when we have used metal spoons to mix they have bent and wooden spoons have snapped. Plus mixing by hand you can make sure that all the butter is totally mixed in and that there aren’t any chunks hiding anywhere. Once the dough is mixed it’ll look like this.
We like to use a cookie scoop to portion out the cookies. We do about a 1 ounce dough ball.
A good trick for this recipe is to tape wax paper to a large portion of your counter before you start cooking so that you don’t have a huge mess to clean later.
Heat the oven to 350 and place cookies on a cookie sheet. You want to cook them for around 11 minutes until they have spread flat and are just starting to get brown on the edges. If you wait for the middle of a cookie to get brown the edges will burn when you take them out of the oven. The cookies will finish cooking on the cookie sheet out of the oven because they will be too soft to transfer directly to a cooling rack.
Once the cookies are cool enough to transfer place them on the cooling rack and then after about five minutes you can then move them to the wax paper. The best way to enjoy these is when you have just moved them off of the cookie sheet and onto the cooling rack. They will still be warm and melty, gooey but not scorching.
Made 209 Cookies
Serving 1 Cookie
Total Fat 5.7 g
Sat Fat 2.5 g
Cholest 17 mg
Sodium 69.7 mg
Carb 16.6 g
Fiber 1.1 g
Sugar 11.3 g
Protein 2.6 g