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Christmas Monster Cookies

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This recipe for Christmas Monster Cookies uses peanut butter cookie mix, sugar cookie mix, oats, and festive M&M's for a one-bowl batch of cookies baked up in no time!

I shared with you a version of these cookies back in August - Lunch Box Monster Cookies. And I remember thinking as I watched them disappear from the container within DAYS that these would make an awesome, super easy Christmas cookie with a few tweaks.

Sugar cookies and Christmas go together like peanut butter and chocolate, am I right?! I think everyone is searching for an awesome sugar cookie recipe this time of the year - check out my Cream Cheese Cutout Cookies post from last week for my favorite sugar cookie recipe. Though, I really wanted to come up with another, super festive cookie that is really simple for the kiddos to help with - or even bake it completely themselves. My middle little boy Wesley seems to be VERY interested in cooking these days and I *try* my best to have him help me with dinner a night or two each week. He's only 5 years old now so I don't trust him with the hot oven, but I can totally imagine in a few years just giving him the ingredients for these yummy monster cookies and having him make some great cookie gifts for his teachers. How fun!

I don't know what it is, but when Christmas time rolls around I suddenly want to buy all the red & green candies at the drugstore! I'm so tempted to snag festive bags of M&M's and Kisses - this is a great way to incorporate your favorite treats into a fun cookie!


yield: 5 dozen cookies (depending on cookie size)print recipe

Christmas Monster Cookies

A simple Christmas cookie recipe using peanut butter cookie mix, sugar cookie mix, oats, and M&M candies.
prep time: 10 MINScook time: 11 MINStotal time: 21 mins

INGREDIENTS:

  • 17 oz pkg sugar cookie mix pouch, dry
  • 17 oz pkg peanut butter cookie mix pouch, dry
  • 1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups Christmas colored M&Ms

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a large bowl, stir together cookie mixes and oats.
  2. Add in softened butter and eggs. Stir well with a large spoon until a thick dough forms.
  3. Fold in M&M's. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto lined cookie sheets. Flatten cookies slightly with the back of a drinking glass, if desired.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees for 11 minutes. Cool completely on wire racks and store in an airtight container.
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How colorful and festive are these beauties? Keep them out on a cookie tray on your counter for crispy, crunchy cookies, or keep them in a sealed container to keep their chewy texture. These would be great in a cellophane bag with a few extra candies and a fun ribbon - makes a great teacher gift!



Christmas Recipe for Monster Cookies




 
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