Monster Cookies with a Twist: Secret Recipe Club

Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Cookies with Pretzel Filled Chocolate Coated Candies

Late Saturday night Group A’s wonderful host Jane sent out word that a fill in was needed for today’s reveal. Last December when I had computer problems someone had to cover for me so I decided to return the favor.

Boy am I glad I did. The second blog I got to cook from was Sweetie Petitti. As the name says there are lots of sweets on her blog. She has some stunningly decorated cookies.

There are plenty of savory delights as well. Happy Joe’s Taco Pizza would be a big hit with my family and the Italian Wedding Soup would be wonderful on a chilly Fall evening.

I decided to make Susie’s Monster Cookies but I’m not a huge fan of regular M&M candies so I decided to use the ones with pretzels inside. I also scaled the recipe back to 1/3rd of the original because I don’t have enough room to store around 90 cookies.


Monster Cookies with a Twist

Recipe by Micha @ Cookin’ Mimi adapted from Sweetie Petitti

A spin on traditional monster cookies.


  • 1/3 cup softened butter
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 rounded teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon corn syrup
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 3 cups quick cooking oatmeal
  • 6 ounces (3/4 of the “medium” 9-ish ounce sized bag) pretzel M&M candies

Cooking Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, unless you’re using a dark cookie sheet then lower the temperature to 325.
  2. In a bowl of stand mixer or in a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, blending well between additions,
  4. Add the vanilla, baking powder, corn syrup, and peanut butter, and blend well.
  5. Stir in the oatmeal and candies by hand.
  6. Place ice cream scoops of dough on to ungreased baking sheets.
  7. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden around the edges.
  8. Cool on the sheet on a rack for 3 minutes then cool completely on wire racks.

These were a hit. Even a non oatmeal non peanut butter fan loved these cookies. I personally loved the salty bite the pretzels gave the not too sweet cookie. I will definitely make these time and time again.

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  1. these cookies sound fab. i love the pretzel m&ms!

  2. I need to try the M&M’s with pretzel…or maybe not as I think I’d become addicted. Your cookies look wonderful.

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my SRC entry: Fried Green Tomatoes.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  3. Love monster cookies. Love your pretzel M&M twist. Nice of you to fill-in so there isn’t an orphan this time!

  4. sweetiepetitti says

    I love the idea of the pretzel M&Ms. And I know 90cookies is A LOT!!!! Thanks for picking up little old orphan me! And that Happy Joe’s Taco Pizza? I get at least one comment a week on it from people who are former Iowans. Good stuff!

  5. Nothing wrong with Monster Cookies. ‘specially with those M&Mx. TAsty

  6. I simply love monster cookies. These look great!

  7. What yummy-looking cookies! Great choice!

  8. Sounds fantastic! That sweet/salty combo is so darn perfect!

  9. I love the combo of sweet and salty in these cookies! They sound awesome.

  10. Yum! These cookies look Amazing! I need to try those pretzel M&M’s 🙂

  11. Monster cookies with pretzel m&m’s sounds great!!! Perfect combo of sweet and salty which is my favorite!!!

  12. I can almost taste these….they look so inviting and sound scrumptious!

  13. Those sound delicious – thanks for linking up to Tiffany’s blog today. I’ll have to try these!


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