13Dec2016Christmas Monster Cookies 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)Author: Kelly Millerprint 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, dry17 oz pkg peanut butter cookie mix pouch, dry1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats1 cup butter, softened3 eggs, beaten2 cups Christmas colored M&Ms INSTRUCTIONS:In a large bowl, stir together cookie mixes and oats.Add in softened butter and eggs. Stir well with a large spoon until a thick dough forms.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.Bake at 375 degrees for 11 minutes. Cool completely on wire racks and store in an airtight container. https://www.mostlyhomemademom.com/2016/12/christmas-monster-cookies.html Copyright 2016 Mostly Homemade Mom Created using The Recipes Generator 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!