Cake mix monster cookies are an easy and fun twist to the classic monster cookie. A yellow cake mix, peanut butter, oats, chocolate chips, and m&m’s create a thick, soft-baked, and chewy cake mix monster cookie that’s so easy to make.
Monster cookies are my family’s favorite cookies! I have lots of varieties of monster cookies on the blog already and I figured it was about time to add one more version. Because let’s be real, you can never have too many monster cookie recipes. At least in my world 🙂
I have no flour monster cookie bars, classic monster cookies, no flour monster cookies, triple peanut butter monster cookies, monster cookie magic bars and one of my personal favorite monster cookie variations, this monster cookie dough dip cheeseball.…. I mean, the list goes on and on. Click HERE for all the monster cookie variations on the blog.
With all these recipe posted I have found that not many people even know what monster cookies are! Monster cookies are a combination of peanut butter, oats, chocolate chips, and m&m’s. It’s really loaded with everything that’s good in life.
These cake mix monster cookies are a fun twist to the classic. No need to measure out all the flour, baking soda, salt, and cornstarch. Just get yourself a box of yellow cake mix and add it to the bowl. Add a few other ingredients and mix it all up.
I love the flavor that the cake mix brings to the cookies. It’s almost like a buttery cake batter flavor. Monster cookies + cake batter is pretty much perfection. Just ask my kids. They LOVE cake batter anything!
How to make these cake mix monster cookies
- In a mixing bowl, add the content from a box of yellow cake mix (DO NOT prepare the cake according to the directions), butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, oats, chocolate chips, and m&m’s.
- Scoop out the dough and place on a cookie sheet. I prefer to line my cookie sheets with parchment paper. This is the stuff I use and it’s amazing and so easy because it’s pre-cut. Or you can just spray the cookie sheet with cooking spray.
- Be sure and put some extra m&m’s on top of the cookies after they come out of the oven. It makes the cookies look pretty and if you’re like me, then you like food that looks “pretty” 🙂
Tips for making these cake mix monster cookies
- These cookies do not spread much at all while baking. Scoop out the dough onto cookie sheet and let it cook. When they are done, the cookies will be soft and will spread out slightly when you gently press m&m’s on top of the cookies. Or, you can shape the cookie dough balls into the shape of a cookie before cooking. They will come out of the oven looking more like a cookie shape, rather than a puffy cookie.
- Don’t let the cookie overbake! It’s hard to tell when they are done because they won’t get golden brown or anything like that. Mine are always perfect when I take them out at 12 minutes. As they cool on the cookie sheet I promise they will come together nicely. If you overcook them, they will be dry and chewy (but not in a good way).
- One of my favorite kitchen tools is this COOKIE SCOOP. I love it! It’s the perfect size for cookies.
Cake mix monster cookies are an easy and fun twist to the classic monster cookie. A yellow cake mix, peanut butter, oats, chocolate chips, and m&m's create a thick, soft-baked, and chewy cake mix monster cookies that are so easy to make.
- 1 box (15.25 oz) yellow cake mix DO NOT prepare
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 large egg
- 2 cups quick cooking oats
- 1/2 cup miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup mini m&m's plus extra for top of cookies
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray.
In large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, brown sugar, butter, peanut butter, water, and egg. Beat with a handheld blender on medium speed until well combined.
Add oats, chocolate chips, and mini m&m's. Stir with a wooden spoon.
Use a cookie scoop to scoop out dough. They should be about the size of a golf ball. Bake for 12-14 minutes. Cookies will not spread much at all.
Press a few additional m&m's onto the tops of the cookies when they come out of the oven. Let cool on cookie sheet for 15 minutes so they can come together and set up.
I used a box of Pillsbury supermoist yellow cake mix
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