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Best Monster Cookies from Desserts in Jars

The best monster cookies from the Desserts in Jars Cookbook with oats, delicious peanut butter flavor, and sweet chocolate candies. Add the dry ingredients to a mason jar for a great gift!
Course Cookies, Dessert
Keyword best monster cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 24 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/4 cups rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup candy-coated chocolate candies or chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3/4 cup smooth or chunky peanut butter (not natural)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten

Instructions

  1. To make the jars: mix together the granulated sugar, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Pour into a 1-quart Mason Jar.

  2. Top with a layer of half of the oats. Add the candies in a layer, and top with a layer of brown sugar. Top with a layer of the remaining oats and then a layer of walnuts. 
  3. Seal with the lid, decorate the jar if you like, and attach a label with the below instructions.

  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Mix together the peanut butter, butter, vanilla. and eggs in a bowl. Add the contents of the jar. 
  5. Form the dough into 2-inch balls and set on a cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Bake for 12-14 minutes, until the tops of the cookies begin to brown. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack. Makes 24 cookies.