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Christmas monster cookies are soft chewy cookies filled with yummy flavors and festive colors. An easy recipe that does not require your dough to be chilled. The perfect addition to you holiday cookies.

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The holidays and especially Christmas is the perfect time for baking cookies. Everything from macadamia nut snow ball cookies to white chocolate chip cranberry cookies ​to Christmas monster cookies.

Soft chewy cookies with crispy edges. Dunk them in milk and I bet you can’t have just one.

christmas monster cookies on a black plate

The best thing about these cookies

  • No dough chilling time
  • Bake them for a shorter time for soft and chewy cookies or a longer time for more crispy cookies
  • Swap out the mix ins for anything you’d like
  • It’s quick and easy and uses ingredients you likely already have at home

What are monster cookies?

Monster cookies are a cross between oatmeal cookies and chocolate chip cookies. And these are festive cookies with pops of red and green. You can customize them for any holiday,

What’s in monster cookies?

(Full recipe instructions and ingredient amounts are in the recipe card at the bottom of this post)

christmas monster cookies ingredients

Ingredients

  • Oats. Be sure to use quick oats vs old fashion oats. These are rolled thinner and steamed longer allowing it to be cookies quicker.                   
  • Baking soda. This allows the cookies to rise.               
  • Salt. Salt is a flavor enhancer and strengthens the protein bond.               
  • Brown sugar. I like to use a mix of brown and white sugar. Brown sugar gives the cookies a molasses flavor.               
  • Granulated sugar. Interestingly enough, white sugar adds more browning to cookies by caramelizing and also creates more crispiness by absorbing some of the moisture in the dough.               
  • Unsalted butter. If you only have salted butter, omit added salt.               
  • Eggs. Using room temperature eggs will help ingredients combine together better
  • Vanilla. Make homemade vanilla extract https://keepingitrelle.com/instant-pot-vanilla-extract/ or pick it up from the store
  • M&Ms. Make these festive for Christmas by using red and green. You can find these sold on their own or you can buy a regular bag of M&Ms and pick out the red and green ones.
  • Maika’i Belgian Milk Chocolate Bar. This can be found in the candy aisle at your local Foodland.
maikai belgian milk chocolate

How to make monster cookies?

  1. Preheat your oven and prepare your baking sheets
  2. Mix the dry ingredients.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar. Then add the wet ingredients.
  4. Mix the wet and dry ingredients.
  5. Add the mix-ins.
  6. Using a cookie scoop, shape cookies and place on a cookie sheet.
  7. Bake, cool, and ENJOY!
christmas monster cookies on a plate

Tips for the best monster cookies

  • Use room temperature ingredients. This allows all the ingredients to be well combined.
  • Use quick oats. These are smaller pieces of oats that cook quicker and give a more uniform textured cookie.
  • Don’t over mix the dough. This will create tough cookies.
christmas monster cookies on a cooling rack

FAQs

  • Are monster cookies gluten free?
  • This recipe is not gluten free, however you can swap out the products that do contain gluten for gluten free alternatives.
  • Are monster cookies healthy?
  • Healthy may be a stretch, but this recipe does include oats which is a healthy whole grain that is gluten-free and a good source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
  • Can monster cookies be frozen?
  • You bet. Mix your dough and place in an airtight container or zip top bag in the freezer. This will keep for 6-9 months. When ready to bake, defrost in the refrigerator overnight and bake.
  • How to store Christmas monster cookies?
  • Cookies should be stored in an airtight container at room temperature. These will keep for up to a week.
  • christmas monster cookies on a plate

    Christmas Monster Cookies

    Relle
    Christmas monster cookies are soft chewy cookies filled with yummy flavors and festive colors. An easy recipe that does not require your dough to be chilled. The perfect addition to you holiday cookies.
    5 from 5 votes
    Prep Time 15 mins
    Cook Time 20 mins
    Total Time 35 mins
    Course Desserts
    Cuisine American
    Servings 36 cookies
    Calories 148 kcal

    Ingredients
      

    Instructions
     

    • Preheat oven to 350F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone mat and set aside.
    • In a medium mixing bowl add flour, oats, baking soda, and salt. Stir to combine and set aside.
    • In the bowl of a stand mixer add brown sugar, granulated sugar, and butter. Mix until well combined. 
    • Next add eggs and vanilla. Mix until smooth.
    • Add dry ingredients to the bowl of the stand mixer and mix just until combined. The add in M&Ms and Maika’i Belgian Milk Chocolate Bar and mix until just combined.
    • Using a large cookie scoop, scoop out about 3 tablespoons of dough and place on the baking sheet. Be sure to leave about one inch between each cookie to allow the cookies space to rise, about 12 large cookies per baking sheet.
    • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. With 5 minutes left you can add a few M&Ms on top of the cookies to give it a pop of color.
    • Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool and ENJOY.

    Notes

  • Use room temperature ingredients. This allows all the ingredients to be well combined.
  • Use quick oats. These are smaller pieces of oats that cook quicker and give a more uniform textured cookie.
  • Don’t over mix the dough. This will create tough cookies.
  • Nutrition

    Serving: 1gCalories: 148kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 2gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 82mgFiber: 1gSugar: 12g
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    By on December 20th, 2021

    About Relle

    Aloha, my name is Relle and welcome to my little home on the internet where I like to share all my favorite Hawaiian recipes (and local ones too).

    I am a wife, mom of two, and nurse practitioner here in the beautiful state of Hawai’i. I was born and raised in Hawai’i and I am of native Hawaiian descent. In my spare time I love to cook and bake and I have compiled many of my favorite recipes here for you to enjoy.

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    5 thoughts on “Christmas Monster Cookies”

    1. 5 stars
      Thank you so much for sharing this amazing recipe! Will surely have this again! It’s really easy to make and it tasted so delicious! Highly recommended!

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