Sunday, October 10, 2010

Recipe: Amish Cook's Monster Cookies

Do you love a crisp cookie?  How about one made with no flour at all?  The dough for this delicious cookie is made with mostly peanut butter, sugar, eggs and rolled oats.  This recipe makes a huge batch of cookies (6 dozen) so you can freeze half the dough to make as-needed.

You can make these with chocolate chips, plain M&M's or both.  I made mine using Smarties candy that I brought back with me from our last visit to Canada (these are similar to M&M's, not the American "Smarties" candy).

So far, I have made many sucessful recipes from "The Amish Cook's Baking Book". So much so, that it usually gets eaten long before I get a chance to get a picture of it.  This is the kind of cookbook that I can open to almost any page, find a quick, easy recipe, and usually have all the ingredients for.  That's a rare baking book indeed!

from "The Amish Cook's Baking Book"

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
3 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon corn syrup
2 teaspoons baking soda
1-1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
4-1/2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats (I used old fashioned rolled oats)
2 cups chocolate chips
2 cups plain M&M's

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars.  Add the eggs, one at a time and mixing between each addition, the vanilla, corn syrup, baking soda, and peanut butter.  Mix well until smooth.  Add the oats and mix well, scraping the sides of the bowl.  Add the chocolate chips and mix until they are evenly distributed throughout the batter.  Then add the M&M's and mix well.

Drop the batter by the Tablespoon 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.  Bake until the edges are golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes.  Let cool on baking sheets for about 3 minutes before transferring to cooling racks.

Cool the cookies on a wire rack or a plate and then put into sealed containers.  These cookies will stay fresh for up to five days.

Printable Recipe

Happily submitted to Cookbook Sundays over at Brenda's Canadian Kitchen!

So the House was built; a cozy room for the cooking and eating.

story "How the Home Was Built"
Illustrated by Sarah Noble-Ives
Milton Bradley Company, 1928


  1. Sarah,
    These sound so good!! Printed this out. The kids will love them :)

  2. I love the photo. Monster Cookies are my students favourite. I will have to compare this recipe with the one I use. It looks similar, and they are delicious.
    Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!!!

  3. I so love Monster Cookies - this looks like a great version. I also love to make Monster Bars-quick and easy! They are fun to make when in a pinch.....


  4. Wendy - the smell of these cookies baking is sure to fill your beautiful new home with welcome smells :)

    Valerie - I find food photographs taken with a white background show best. I'm a novice and appreciate the compliment. I can't wait to make the turkey dressing you posted today on your site!

    Susan - thanks so much for the link. Bar cookies are so convenient and your recipe looks great :)

  5. They cookies look wonderful. I am a little surprised to see the Amish using Smarties. Somehow it doesn't go with the picture I had of an Amish live style.

  6. Monster cookies...sounds so interesting and it's flour-less!

  7. I am so glad I found Monster Cookie recipe. We were in Indiana recently and bought some monster cookies. We loved them. Then my husband thot that the bag was garbage and thew them out. There went the rest of our m'cookies.
    Thank you for posting the recipe.
    Barbara from Oregon

  8. Those look like great cookies - only trouble I would have would not eating all the dough before it actually got baked! What a gem of a book.
    Sue :-)

  9. These cookies sound wonderful all the better because they have no flour!

  10. Your monster cookies look SO much better than the ones I made a while ago Sarah. I'm going to try yours next time as I do love these cookies. Thank you so much for linking up to Cookbook Sundays and I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

  11. Those cookies must be addictive!

  12. These look great! The flour free is a big bonus for those who can't have gluten as well. I'm passing this on to a friend who can't eat flour. She'll love a new cookie recipe to try out!

  13. I need this cookbook!

  14. This looks great! Monster cookies sounds perfectly on Halloween. I should bake some and give them to kids who knocks on our door this Halloween day. Thanks for the recipe.

  15. Thank you for the kind comments. PLEASE be careful when giving these to children as those with peanut allergies will likely have a serious allergic reaction to the peanut butter in these cookies.

  16. Peanut allergies! Thank God that we don't have that thing because if we do have we can't taste this awesome cookie of yours. Lol. I should really make this by weekend.


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