Heather Stepniewski Recipe

Monster M&M Cookies (gluten-free)

By Heather Stepniewski hjstep

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 5 Ratings
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Heather's Story

These cookies are a big hit. You can make these cookies holiday appropriate by using various colors of m&ms.
In order to make gluten-free be sure to use gluten-free labeled rolled oats.


1/2 c
butter, softened
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1 c
1 1/4 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
3 large
1 tsp
vanilla extract
2 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
1 1/4 c
creamy peanut butter
4 1/4 c
old fashioned rolled oat
1/2 c
sweetened flaked coconut
1/2 c
semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 c
M&M's divided

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 325 degrees
Mix the ingredients together in the order listed, but reserve half of the m&ms.
Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls or use a medium scoop onto parchment lined cookie sheets.
Flatten slightly with a fork. Press a few reserved m&ms into the top of the cookies that have no m&ms showing.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, until barely golden brown around the edges. These cookies are best slightly underdone.
Let cool on cookie sheet for 5 min. before transferring to a cooling rack.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

  • Comments

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    M L mcmaven - Dec 21, 2009
    Yay! :)
  • user
    Kimberly Roberts cherokeedoe7 - Jan 1, 2010
    gonna have to try this! My dad has celiac, so of course he can't have gluten.
  • user
    Tracy Blaylock tracyblaylock70 - Feb 20, 2010
    Can you leave the coconut out? It causes me migraines. :-P Thank you for adding gluten free recipes! I have celiac disease and it is very hard to find easy recipes that I can have without having to add expensive alternative flours.
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    Elsie Perrett twiga13 - Nov 19, 2010
    My version of this doesn't have coconut, but otherwise the ingredients are the same. However, mine starts with one dozen eggs! I think it was designed for a bake sale or something. It makes 8 dozen cookies. I ran out of containers for them when I made them. I cut the recipe in half the next time and it was still too big.
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    Dale Stanley viction - Apr 5, 2011
    I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!