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FITori Fave | The Monster of all cookies

[photo above added using Christmas M&Ms in 2012!]

 Remember when I posted about different “levels” of healthy eating?  Check it out here if you missed it. This is a family recipe and I have not adapted it…yet.  I plan to someday when I have some time to experiment. Right now, my aversions to food are fierce and I’m sticking with known favorites….things I know I can eat. I don’t want to waste ingredients on something I’ll try and not be able to eat…especially dinners! NO new recipes for me for a while 🙁

Disclaimers: So, this family recipe is not even moderately healthy. It’s not Taco Bell BAD or anything (tee hee!) w/ lard (Crisco) BUT it has a LOT more sugar than is necessary.  If you are a sugar addict, don’t make these. If you are trying to lose weight, don’t make these. If your kids or husband are trying to lose weight, don’t make these. I’m just sayin’! 🙂 I made some of these for myself the other day and have enjoyed eating them in moderation. If you try the recipe, you’ll see that it makes A TON of cookies so I’ve been giving them away. I gave some to a fellow preggo friend the other day and she asked for the recipe so I thought I’d share.

Monster Cookie Recipe [Don’t try to double in a 5 quarte Kitchenaid!]


  • 1/2 c butter softened
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 c + 2 T brown sugar (packed)
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 c PB (16 oz)
  • 1/4 t pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 t light Karo corn syrup
  • 4 1/2 c reg. oatmeal uncooked
  • 2 t baking soda
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1 c M&Ms
  • 1 (6 0z) package Toll House semi-sweet choco chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cream the butter with mixer.
  • Gradually add sugar, beating well until fluffy.
  • Add eggs, PB, vanilla & corn syrup. Beat well.
  • On lowest mixer setting, add oatmeal, baking soda, salt. Stir well.
  • Add M&Ms and chocolate chips.
  • Mix by hand before putting on pans.
  • Drop dough 1/4 c at a time on lightly greased cookie sheets.
  • Bake 350 deg for 12 min. Centers will be slightly soft but will “harden”



What’s your favorite not-so-healthy recipe that you make occasionally? Post a link below if it’s online!

If you try this recipe with your natural peanut butters and sugars or cutting the corn syrup, PLEASE let me know what you think!!!!

Lindsay - They look amazing. Good thing I am out of butter or I would be making some now!

tori - I’m glad you’re out of butter too! And, don’t come to my house b/c I won’t give you a cookie OR the butter! 😉

TheHealthyApron - Oh I am making cookies right now that are not so healthy but oh so delicious! MIGHT post the recipe tomorrow! I am one of those people that bakes once a week and has a treat around for everyday. It’s my way of having treats around instead of buying a bag of oreos or chips ahoy! I believe if you have the restraint to eat only one or two then no harm or foul! I’ve gotten myself to that point so I see no reason NOT to bake something I can enjoy once every couple of days!

yummy recipe!

Michele @ Healthy Cultivations - These look positively sinfully delicious! I’d make them for a holiday gathering or potluck but never for myself. Intentions would be to freeze them and eat one on occasion, but I’m not quite there yet with my moderation skills. Baby steps!

shawna [of styleberryBLOG] - I love your photography on this!!! Sounds yummy…except the corn syrup…any suggestions to sub that?

tori - Really?! 🙂 I wasn’t digging the color! Thx! It’s the new lens!!! I think they’re too sweet so I was going to try without it!! No subs!! If you try it let me know!

tori - Michele, sooooo proud of you for knowing that about yourself! That’s awesome! That are always a huge hit to give away or take to an event!!

tori - I’m finally at that point too & it’s great!!! I’d love to see your recipe from today!

teresa - I have two things to say..
Those look amazing and I am absolutely NOT making them.
Oh, also, Yum!

Jessica (Dalyauthenticity) - Tori, Monster cookies are my husbands favorite cookies! I have made them one time since we’ve been married, because I am not a fan of knowing that they aren’t good for him in the least. But once in a blue moon, they are delectable!

My favorite not-so-healthy treat that I’ve made is amazing layered brownies. Actually, right now, I am having a giveaway for them! The recipe is on the blog too!

Check it out here!

tori - AWESOME!!! The good thing about brownies (In my opinion) is that they’re often so rich that you can only eat one….hopefully! 🙂

tori - hahaha! Thanks Teresa and I’m soooo proud of you!!!! That’s a GREAT response!

La. - Ha, I’m doing NO sugar for two weeks so OF COURSE you have to post this! They look delish and I’ll have to try them at some point. I DO appreciate that you didn’t tell everyone to MAKE THEM RIGHT NOW. I’m surprised at food blogs that out SO MUCH unhealthy food and I have no idea how they keep the figure they do eating the way they do!

tori - I know LA!!! And I’m so sorry for tempting you!!! I haven’t posted any of my family recipes like this yet and “those” food blogs are what made me decide it was ok….We do all indulge once in a while. BUT it’s best to stay off sugar!!! And, these have WAY too much of it, SO GOOD GIRL!!!! Report back after 2 weeks and let me know how you feel!! I can’t wait to hear!

La. - I know right! I’m on day five and now I don’t feel like I’m GOING INSANE for sugar. So weird how that works. Anyway, everything in moderation, and I think it’s perfectly wonderful to share your yummy sweets on your blog!

Shannon - ooh, monster cookies are a classic! our family favorite are 7 layers ( and snowballs (… luckily they’re usually kept for the holidays 😉

tori - Thanks for sharing!!!! I’ll check those out!! I love classic holiday recipes! 🙂

Jess - I’m always looking for a new chocolate chip variation, these look sinfully delicious!

tori - And. They. Are. 🙂

thehealthyapron - oh yum! I definitely love cookies and prefer to have 1 full fat dessert than have a semi-decent dessert that just leaves me craving more! hmm my fav dessert recipe? Probably red velevt brownies from how sweet eats!

Kristyn - Yum!! I bet you could get away with no corn syrup. Or maybe sub it with a little honey or maple syrup? I’m going to try these as my fiance loves chocolate chip cookies! Thank you for sharing!

tori - The corn syrup really isn’t necessary. I used natural peanut butter this time and it worked really well too!!! I don’t think it needs anymore sweetness, but that’s just me! Let me know what you think if you try it!

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