Paula Deen Monster Cookie Recipe Copycat


Paula Deen Monster Cookie Recipe is a delicious everything cookie, that is straightforward to make. The great thing is that it is made without flour so it’s naturally gluten free. And the flavor is not compromised because it’s loaded with peanut butter, oatmeal, chocolate chips, chocolate candies and raisins, which you can. Increase or decrease to your heart’s content.  

Paula Deen Monster Cookie Recipe

Monster Cookies

Monster cookies acquired their name because of that famous blue guy on Seasame Street named cookie monster. And we all know that he loves cookies. These fun cookies are a colorful tribute to him and are loved by kids and adults alike.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some questions that are asked frequently about the Paula Deen Monster Cookie Recipe.

Can Cookie Dough Be Frozen?

Yes, prepared cookie dough that has not yet been baked can be frozen. You might choose to freeze it in one big bowl or divide it up into pre-rolled cookie balls so that they can be placed directly on a baking sheet as they’re needed. Either way, just place them in an airtight container or zipped freezer bag for storage freshness. Prepared cookie dough can be frozen for up to three months.

How Long Will Cookies Keep In the Freezer?

If you’ve already baked your cookies and want to place them in the freezer for advance storage for later, just place them in an airtight container or zipped freezer bag in the freezer for up to 3 months. There’s nothing like a fresh warm cookie and glass of milk, but if you want to store them for later, the freezer is a good way to do that.

What Can You Substitute For Brown Sugar?

You can use white sugar in equal amounts as a 1:1 substitute, but if you use all white sugar your cookies will be a little crispier. The other option is to add 2 tablespoons of molasses to every cup of white sugar and you won’t be able to tell the difference. This makes a homemade sort of brown sugar.  

What Is A Monster Cookie?

A monster cookie is a cookie made of oatmeal, peanut butter and chock full of M&Ms, chocolate chips and raisins in whatever quantity you want to float your boat.

What Ingredients Do I Need?

To make delicious monster cookies, you’ll need the following ingredients. Butter, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, eggs, creamy peanut butter, baking soda, salt, vanilla extract, chocolate chips, raisins, multi-colored chocolate candies, not instant quick-cooking oatmeal.

Paula Deen Monster Cookie Recipe

Can I Make Substitutions To This Recipe?

Sure, you can make substitutions to this recipe. One of the most common substitutions is in the color of the M&Ms. People like to use seasonal M&Ms such as red and green for Christmas time to make monster cookies with a holiday festive feeling. You can use spring colored M&Ms at Easter time.

Another popular substitute is in the chocolate chips. You can use peanut butter flavored chocolate chips in addition to the chocolate chips or in place of them.

If you don’t have the old-fashioned oats, you can substitute quick cooking oatmeal. It will work, however old-fashioned oats provide the best results as far as the cookies sticking together. quick cooking oats tend to provide a crumblier cookie.

What Makes These Bars Nutritious?

The combination of oatmeal, peanut butter and raisins are mainly what provide the nutritional aspects to this cookie recipe. It’s not nutritional enough that you’d want to eat it in place of your salad or bowl of fruit, but it has elements that are nutritious.

How Long Does It Take to Make This Recipe?

It takes about 10 minutes to mix up the dough for the Paula Deen Monster Cookie Recipe. And then it takes about 10 minutes per baking tray to bake the cookies. You can have a tray of cookies done in about 20 minutes from start to finish.

What Is the Process To Make This Recipe?

The process of making this recipe includes making the dough, dropping it on to the baking sheet and baking it. Of course, after they’re baked, you’ll want to taste test them to make sure they’re delicious.

One-Bowl Monster M&M Cookies {Gluten-Free}

As we mentioned above, the great thing about these cookies is that they’re naturally gluten free. The combination of oatmeal and eggs hold them together and provide good substance. The flavor is delicious. So good that if we didn’t point it out to you, you might not know that they don’t have flour. You won’t miss it. They are chock full of M&M candies which make them visually appealing, with whatever color combination you choose.

Paula Deen Monster Cookie Recipe

You Can Usually Count On Two Things When Using A Paula Deen Recipe

The two main things you can count on when using a Paula Deen recipe are that it will be delicious and it will turn out. And this monster cookie recipe is one of them.

It’s Going To Be Extremely Delicious

We’re not exaggerating when we say it’s going to be extremely delicious. You’ve got peanut butter, chocolate, more chocolate, oatmeal and raisins. And these ingredients together make the best flavor combination. Don’t forget you can increase or decrease any of the raisins, chocolate chips and M&Ms without affecting the integrity of the cookie itself which gives you even more leverage to make an extremely delicious cookie.

About These Monster Cookies

In our recipe sample and photos we used regular milk chocolate chips, regular M&Ms and plain raisins. But you can customize any of these items to add a flavor variation. Feel free to use peanut butter chips, white chocolate chips, Andes Peppermint Crunch chips, M&Ms with nuts, brownie M&Ms, peppermint M&Ms until your heart’s content.

Best Monster Cookies EVER

We think these are the absolute best monster cookies. You’ll want to try them for yourself and see what you think.

Make Ahead and Storage Tips

Cookie dough can be made ahead and stored in the dough stage in the refrigerator for up to three days. It can be stored in the freezer for up to three months. Place it in an airtight container for best results.

Fully baked cookies can be stored in an airtight container on the countertop for up to a week. They can be stored in the freezer for up to three months. 

Paula Deen Monster Cookie Recipe

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Paula Deen’s Monster Cookies

Paula Deen’s Monster Cookies are sure to bring enjoyment in their flavor and appearance for all who consume them. They are versatile and delicious to customize.

Calories in Paula Deen’s Monster Cookies

There are approximately 151 calories in a single monster cookie made with this recipe. Please keep in mind that these nutrition facts are an estimate and will vary based on the brand of ingredients used and the size of the cookies made.

Here are the nutrition facts for 1 cookie:
calories 151 | total fat 8.7g | saturated fat 3.3g | cholesterol 21mg | sodium 172mg | carbohydrate 16.3g, fiber 1g | sugar 12.6g | Protein 3.5g | vitamin D 3mcg| calcium 14mg | Iron 1mg | Potassium 101mg. 

Paula Deen Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies have had a longstanding tradition by consumers. And this recipe gives the typical oatmeal chocolate chip cookie a huge upgrade.

Paula Deen’s Monster Cookie Review

Those who have tried the Paula Deen monster cookie recipe and given it a review think it’s wonderful. It tastes good and the cookies look good too. You don’t have to be a kid or even a kid at heart to like this one.

Monster Cookie Protein Bars

You can alter this recipe to make it more of a protein bar. Just add 2 scoops of vanilla protein, use honey instead of the sugar, and use mini M&Ms and mini chocolate chips. Omit the raisins. You can pour all of the batter into a baking pan and bake as bars instead of cookies.

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Can I Have The Recipe?

Yes, we’d love to share the recipe with you. This recipe makes about 3 dozen Paula Deen Monster Cookies. The printable version is below or save it to your Pinterest board for future reference.


½ cup soft butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 ¼ cups packed light brown sugar
3 eggs
12 oz creamy peanut butter
2 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
½ tsp vanilla extract
½ cup chocolate chips
¼ cup raisins
½ cup multi-colored chocolate candies
4 ½ cups not instant quick-cooking oatmeal


1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees.

2. Prepare a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or non-stick baking mat.

3. Cream together sugar, egg, butter and peanut butter.

4. Add baking soda, salt, vanilla extract and mix thoroughly.

5. Add oatmeal, raisins, chocolate chips and colored candies and mix until just incorporated.

6. Place dough in tablespoons, on prepared baking sheet 2 inches apart.

7. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let stand until cooled before transferring to wire racks to cool.
Serve and enjoy!

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