Have you ever had a monster cookie? It is loaded with peanut butter, oats, chocolate chips, Reese’s Pieces, and more. It is the ultimate cookie if you ask me. Try my fall monster cookies which use Reese’s Pieces instead of the classic M&M’s.
It gives a warm color that screams fall and flavor that melts in your mouth. If you are a lover of cookies these will be a hit. You also might want to check out my pumpkin pie turkeys, pumpkin earthquake cake, or 18 apple butter recipes that are full of fall flavors.
Why These Fall Monster Cookies Win Everyone Over
Flavor Overload – These cookies are LOADED with flavors! Hearty oats, creamy peanut butter, crunch from Reese’s Pieces, sweet chocolate chips, all in one tasty cookie.
Pretty – Not only are these cookies insane on flavor but they are so pretty! One of my favorite fall cookie recipes for when I am serving up friends and family.
Freezer Friendly – You can easily freeze any cookies you don’t eat right away. Just store in a freezer approved container for 3-4 months. Then thaw on the counter and enjoy.
What Are Monster Cookies?
Monster cookies are a peanut butter style cookie that has oatmeal, chocolate chips, and candies inside. It is almost like eating a peanut butter cookie, oatmeal cookie, and chocolate chip cookie in one.
They are monster cause they are loaded with ingredients and you will gobble them right up.
How to Make Fall Monster Cookies
Make Batter – The first step is mixing up the cookie batter. You will follow the steps in the recipe card below. Cream your ingredients and make sure to measure properly.
Fold In Ingredients – Then you will fold in your Reese’s Pieces and chocolate chips. Once well mixed you will then move on.
Bake – Next you will work on baking up your cookies. Leave room between cookies as they will spread a bit as they bake in the oven.
Cool and Enjoy – Place on a cooling rack once done, and then enjoy!
You can store your cookies in an airtight container on the counter for around 5 days. After that you will find the cookies can begin to dry out. If you plant to keep for longer, I recommend freezing.
Raw Cookie Dough
You are welcome to freeze this cookie dough raw. You can roll the dough into a sliceable form, or you can make cookie scoops with your cookie scoop and flash freeze the dough. Then place the balls in an airtight freezer container and freeze till ready to bake.
When you bake the raw dough, just place the frozen cookie dough on a greased baking sheet, and add a few extra minutes to allow the cookies to fully bake.
If you are wanting to freeze cooked cookies simply store them in a freezer container and store for 3-4 months. Then thaw on the counter or warm them up when you want in the microwave on defrost.
More Fall Flavored Desserts
- 1/2 cup salted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup quick oats
- 3/4 cup Reese's Pieces
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chip
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, cream the butter and all both types of sugar together with a mixer on medium speed for about 2-3 minutes.
- Mix in the peanut butter, egg, and vanilla. Slowly mix in the baking soda and flour. Do not over-mix.
- On low speed, beat in the quick oats Reese's Pieces, and chocolate chips just until incorporated. If the dough comes out too soft for your preference, you can chill it for 30 minutes, if desired.
- Using a small cookie scoop, place scoops of dough onto cookie sheet. Bake for 11-13 minutes. The cookies will still look a little soft, but don't worry, they will turn out great!!
- Slightly press down the baked cookies with the back of a spoon or spatula, since the cookies only slightly spread in the oven.
- Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack. Cookies will become firm as they cool.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 164Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 115mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 3g