Monday, October 20, 2014

Monster Cookies

I'm having one of my all-time favorite cookies with some chai tea today.  My pumpkin character came from Home Goods awhile back.  

I love this teacup!  Doesn't it look like pretty calico fabric?  In fact, it's name is Calico, by Crownford China, made in Staffordshire, England. I just love the brown color for Fall.

No, these cookies don't look like monsters, but they are monstrous in size!  The actual name for them from my Treasury of Cookies and Brownies cookbook is,  Peanut Butter Jumbos, but I have seen them elsewhere, named Monster Cookies.  They happen to be a real family favorite, an all-time personal favorite of mine, and they are gluten free.  I hope you try these to share with all the big and little monsters you love. 

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 and 1/2 cups peanut butter
3 eggs
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 and 1/2 cups uncooked rolled oats
1 cup (6 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup candy-coated chocolate pieces

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.

Beat butter, sugars, peanut butter and eggs in large bowl until well blended.  Blend in baking soda, vanilla and oats until well mixed.  Stir in chocolate chips and candy pieces.  

Scoop out about 1/3 cupful of dough for each cookie.  I use an ice cream scoop instead, which is about a 1/4 cup.  Place on prepared cookie sheets, spacing about 4 inches apart.  Press each cookie to flatten slightly.  Bake 15-20 minutes or until firm in center.  I only bake mine for 15 minutes.

Makes about 18 cookies, if using 1/3 cup, or about 30 with the ice cream scoop.

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 Thank you for your visit! xo


  1. They sound good Kitty, I've never mixed peanut butter and oats before! Lovin' your little pumpkin person too:@)

  2. I love a big cookie, then I only have to have one... or two.


  3. Hi Kitty, what a delightful tea and your cookies look so yummy good. Thank you for sharing the recipe. Love your teacup and the pretty brown calico is so perfect for fall. I have a teapot nearly just like yours. It is a favorite this time of year.
    I am visiting from Deborah's blog and her post sharing Stephanie's teacup exchange. You sent such a beautiful teacup and goodies to Deborah and I love the sweet pumpkin you created and gifted to her too. This was a fun exchange and I participated too. My post is set for Thursday when Stephanie shares the fun.
    Have a blessed day.

  4. Those cookies look delicious Kitty! Our family is really big on homemade cookies, so I will have to give these a try. Can't go wrong with peanut butter, chocolate, and oats for chewiness! Love your teacup; perfect for fall. And the teapot too. I had to laugh at the first picture; the way the cookies were arranged it looked like a giant cookie ball, and I thought, yes, that's a monster cookie! Have a great day! xo, Deborah

  5. Your cookies look delicious Kitty. I know they would be a big hit here with my Cookie Monster. Love the Calico teacup. I would have guessed it was a Burleigh because the pattern is so much like it; very sweet for Autumn! The pumpkin teapot is a cutie-pie too. Thank you for sharing and joining me for tea. Wishing you a most delightful day, my sweet friend.


  6. Yummy ...Those peanut butter cookies look m-m-m-good...Thanks for the recipe... My husband will love me forever( ha Ha) Your tea set is such a warm pattern...and perfect for those cool autumn days to come...Enjoy your day ..Hugs

  7. Those cookies are terrific. I will try to make some soon. Your tea cup is perfect for the fall.

  8. The cookies look delicious - I've had them in the past, but not recently. Your teacup is really pretty! Enjoy your week, Kitty!

  9. Love the teacup! I'm sure the cookies would be delicious with my coffee ~ :)


  10. Woo-hoo, Kitty to the rescue! I am assigned cookie brigade for this month's quilt guild meeting & there are a few members who are gluten intolerant. You just solved my dilemma...I was going to make TWO different batches, but since you love these just as much as a *normal* kind, I won't have to, now. Thanks a million for ALL the wonderful recipes you share with us.

    Pretty cup too...wish I could share some chai with you. Just bought several new flavors...Yum!

  11. LOVE your chintz teacup! Burleigh is still making the pattern in blue, red & brown...maybe others. A very popular pattern for many years. The cookies look wonderful! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  12. Your Calico tea cup is charming and perfect for fall!

  13. Oh my...being the cookie monster that I am, I would go wild over these tasty cookies. Really love your calico tea cup too...what a great post! XO

  14. Oh YUM! I am def going to try those - several of my friends who come for tea sometimes have a gluten intolerance - this is the ticket and they look GREAT and just exactly how is adding peanut butter to anything a bad plan, huh?

    MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM a perfect fall cookies with the perfect setting with your autumnesque china. Just lovely!

  15. Monster cookies do taste good. :) I love your brown and white tea cup.... so unusual and pretty. :)

  16. Yum, those cookies look delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Your fall setting is so inviting, love the browns and oranges.

  17. The teacup does look like a calico fabric. The monster cookies might be huge but they look very healthy too.

  18. These look and sound sooo good. I have my Bunco group coming in Nov and plan to have a COOKIE BAR for dessert..these will be great to add. Thanks so much..

  19. Hi Kitty! Those cookies look great. I really like your pumpkin teapot. That teacup does look like a fabric pattern. Have a great week!

  20. Love your autumn tea today, kitty! I almost bought a set of the Calico dishes a while ago, now I wish I did! So pretty for autumn. I make the monster cookies for hubby when he goes to deer camp. So good!
    Hugs, Nancy

  21. Cute vignette, Kitty. Jumbo peanutbutter cookies sound like winners!

  22. Love your pretty teacup Kitty and your monster cookies sound wonderful! I need to send a treat to my hubby's office next week and there are several girls who are GF! Thanks for the recipe, I may add some scary eyeballs to the batch :)

  23. Hi Kitty: Hope you are doing well. Love the pumpkin as well as the tea cup you shared today. You always make my mouth water with your wonderful treats. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

  24. What a nice Halloween setting for your delicious Monster Cookies. Hope you are having a great fall day and thanks so much for sharing this awesome post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen


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