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Messy Monster Cookies for #SundaySupper Messy Monster Cookies for #SundaySupper

 Halloween is not a holiday we throw ourselves into. We dress the kids up and take them trick or treating but we’re definitely not your creepy neighbors with tombstone decorations and spooky music playing on the door step all October. When I was growing up my parents weren’t those people either.  But, my mom was the most amazing Halloween costume creator.  She also was a very awesome treat maker.  Let’s face it she’s just plain awesome! I never remember having a store bought costume, in fact I know how my mom looked down at such things in disgust and horror (ok maybe not that bad). She always made us a great costume.  One year my sister and I were MnM’s, another Mickey and Minnie Mouse, and as we got older they were made in part by us and our ideas but mostly by her.  She also always managed to make sure they were sized so that a snowsuit could fit underneath.  Hey that’s what happens when you live in Northern Wisconsin!  I’m nowhere near as talented as my mom in that department and I admit in shame that my kids wear store bought costumes.

To get ready for this week’s #SundaySupper theme I wanted to use one of my mom’s cookie recipes. As I mentioned not only was she super awesome costume mom she also was always involved at our school parties for holidays. She made some mean punch and cookies.  This is a “monster” recipe but you can easily cut it in half. When I made the “half” I ended up with 30 really large cookies.  So if you’re baking for a crowd, this is the perfect recipe.

Messy Monster Cookies for #SundaySupper


  • 6 eggs
  • 16 oz brown sugar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 12 oz chocolate chunks
  • 1/2 pound butter
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 18 oz peanut butter
  • 9 cups quick cook oatmeal
  • 2 cups white rice flour
  • 16 oz MnM's
  • 1 cup chopped nuts


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • In a large bowl cream together the butter, brown sugar, white sugar, vanilla, peanut butter and eggs.
  • Mix in the rest of the ingredients. You can use a mixer but it works just as well to use your hands.
  • Refrigerate the dough for 30-45 minutes, returning dough to the refrigerator after scooping.
  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper, baking spray or silpat.
  • Scoop the cookies with an ice cream scoop leaving 1-2" of space between them. On a large cookie sheet you should be able to fit 6 cookies.
  • Bake for approximately 12 - 15 minutes until the cookies are brown.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to sit for 5 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack. If you move the cookies too soon they will fall apart.

Enjoy with a big glass of cold milk!

I’m not the only one sharing a Halloween inspired recipe.  Stop by and visit the other #SundaySupper bloggers with their take on Trick or Treat Halloween theme!  Special thank you to Leslie of La Cocina de Leslie for hosting this week!

Please be sure you join us on Twitter throughout the day, this Sunday (October 28th) during #SundaySupper.  We’ll be meeting up at 7:00 pm (Eastern) for our weekly #SundaySupper live chat where we’ll talk about all things Halloween.  All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag, or you can follow us through TweetChat.

We’d also love to feature your favorite Halloween recipes on our #SundaySupper Pinterest board and share them with all of our followers, too.

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  • Kim Bee

    November 4, 2012 #5 Author

    I love these cookies. And that little creature on your last photo is adorable.


  • Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts

    November 4, 2012 #6 Author

    I love monster cookies. So much goodness in one cookie!


  • Brandie (@ Home Cooking Memories)

    November 2, 2012 #7 Author

    YUMMM!! I love cookie like this with lots of great ingredients. I like big batches of cookies too…I usually double “regular” cookie recipes.


  • Sarah

    November 1, 2012 #8 Author

    Your mom is awesome. That is the coolest thing I ever had. And cookies look like the perfect treat to eat after trick or treating.


  • Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    October 30, 2012 #10 Author

    Love these cookies! and I love that your mom was your Halloween costume creator. Love that! How fun! :) what a great mom! :)


  • Carla

    October 30, 2012 #12 Author

    M&M cookies are one of my favorites!


  • Cindys Recipes

    October 29, 2012 #13 Author

    I’m all for messy cookies! ;)


  • Jennie @themessybakerblog

    October 29, 2012 #14 Author

    Love this cookie recipe. I can’t wait to try it. Happy Halloween! Pinned.


  • Bea

    October 29, 2012 #16 Author

    Great looking Cookies!!!


  • Sheila

    October 29, 2012 #17 Author

    I love monster cookies! Thanks for sharing


  • Tara

    October 28, 2012 #19 Author

    I love the combination in those cookies, they look delish. I am going to make these for sure!!


  • Katie

    October 28, 2012 #20 Author

    Yummm – you can’t go wrong with the ingredients in this cookie! I’d like one (or two) right now, please!!!


  • Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen

    October 28, 2012 #21 Author

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  • sunithi

    October 28, 2012 #22 Author

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    October 28, 2012 #25 Author

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    October 28, 2012 #28 Author

    YUM – I love oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and this recipe brings it to a whole new level. I will be making these for sure.


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    October 28, 2012 #29 Author

    How can you go wrong with a huge cookie for Halloween? YUM!


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    October 28, 2012 #42 Author

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  • Renee

    October 28, 2012 #44 Author

    It really is a monster sized recipe. I’m bookmarking it for when I need a big batch for entertaining or taking to a big pot luck.


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