Pumpkin Spice Monster Cookies

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These Pumpkin Spice Monster Cookies are chewy on the inside and crisp on the edges. Filled with peanut butter chips, pumpkin spice M&M’s® and lots of oatmeal. These are sure to have a short life in the cookie jar! 

These Pumpkin Spice Monster Cookies are chewy on the inside and crisp on the edges. Filled with peanut butter chips, chocolate M & M's and lots of oatmeal, these will be a fall family favorite for years to come.

This is the cookie to end all cookies!!!

Sorry I just had to get that off my chest. Forgive me for being rude. Hi! Hello! Happy Monday! Hope you all had a good weekend! We got Stella’s Halloween costume and now we cannot wait for Halloween to get here! Last year she was only 3 months and didn’t really think too much of all the Halloween festivities. But this year she is so observant. She is always pointing at all the lights and  she has developed quite the sweet tooth over the past year. So you can bet that when she figures out that you just have to knock on a door and they magically give you treats, she is gonna be bouncing from house to house.

Stella is a sugar lover. Must get it from her Mama. 😉

These Pumpkin Spice Monster Cookies are chewy on the inside and crisp on the edges. Filled with peanut butter chips, chocolate M & M's and lots of oatmeal, these will be a fall family favorite for years to come.

She actually helped me whip up these cookies. We did our fair share of indulging before Daddy got home from work. Pumpkin is a vegetable right?! (At least that is what we told Nick.)

Let’s start at the beginning. Monster cookies are one of my absolute favorites. If you aren’t familiar with them, it is an oatmeal cookie loaded with peanut butter, chocolate chips and M&M’s®. Now I am a firm believer that you just don’t mess with the classics…but Stella and I were at Target the other day picking up the necessities (aka buying everything in sight that we really don’t need). And that is where I spotted them; Pumpkin Spice Latte M&M’s®. Obviously, we had to have them. They are only available at Target! Just another reason I love this place!

These Pumpkin Spice Monster Cookies are chewy on the inside and crisp on the edges. Filled with peanut butter chips, chocolate M & M's and lots of oatmeal, these will be a fall family favorite for years to come.

That is when the brilliant idea occurred to me that my classic Monster Cookies were gonna get a makeover.

So let me introduce to you Pumpkin Spice Monster Cookies!! They are even better than the original. I amped up the pumpkin flavor by using pumpkin puree in these cookies but that took a little experimenting. If you use too much pumpkin, you will end up with a cakey cookie. These cookies need to be chewy on the inside and crispy on the edges. I found that 2 1/2 tablespoons was the perfect amount of pumpkin. For extra pumpkin goodness I used pumpkin pie spice. I absolutely love peanut butter chips so I used half of those and half regular semi-sweet chocolate chips.

These Pumpkin Spice Monster Cookies are chewy on the inside and crisp on the edges. Filled with peanut butter chips, chocolate M & M's and lots of oatmeal, these will be a fall family favorite for years to come.

I know that these cookies really didn’t need the chocolate drizzle but who really complains about more chocolate? So I whipped up a little chocolate ganache. Sounds fancy huh? It is really just chocolate chips and heavy whipping cream melted together. Here is the the twist. I added a little bit of Dunkin’ Donuts Pumpkin Spice Coffee®. I drizzled it all over the tops of my cooled cookies and just like that the Pumpkin Spice Monster Cookie was born. 😉

Coffee in store photo

Pumpkin M &M's In Store Photo

 


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Pumpkin Spice Monster Cookies
 
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These Pumpkin Spice Monster Cookies are chewy on the inside and crisp on the edges. Filled with peanut butter chips, chocolate M & M's and lots of oatmeal, these will be a fall family favorite for years to come.
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Serves: 1 Dozen Giant Cookies or 24 Regular Sized Cookies
Ingredients
  • Pumpkin Spice Monster Cookies
  • 1 ½ Cups Peanut Butter (I used creamy)
  • 2 ½ Tablespoons Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 Teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 8 Tablespoons Butter, softened (1 stick)
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 4½ Cups Quick Oats* (Read note)
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
  • ½ Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • ½ Cup Peanut Butter Chips
  • ½ Cup Pumpkin Spice Latte M&M's
  • ½ Cup Peanut Butter M&M's
  • Chocolate Drizzle: (Optional)
  • ¼ Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • ½ Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Teaspoon Dunkin' Donuts® Pumpkin Spice Coffee (brewed)
Instructions
  1. Pumpkin Spice Monster Cookies
  2. Preheat the oven to 350°. Line two baking sheets with a silicone mat or parchment paper. In a medium sized bowl mix the peanut butter, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, both sugars, and the butter on medium speed with a mixer for about a minute or until the mix is light and fluffy. Add in the eggs one at a time and then the vanilla extract. Mix in the quick oats and baking soda on low speed until just combined. With a rubber spatula fold in both kinds of chips and the M&M’s. Bake for 9-12 minutes and then allow them to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before carefully moving to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  3. Chocolate Drizzle: (Optional)
  4. In a microwave safe bowl, combine the heavy cream, chocolate chips and the pumpkin spice coffee. Microwave on low power in 45 second increments, stirring in between until the chocolate chips have melted and have completely mixed with the heavy cream. Drizzle on top of each cooled cookie.
Notes
Please do NOT use regular oats for this recipe. The quick oats help bind the cookies together and give them a perfect texture.

 

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  1. says

    Yay for finding Stella’s Halloween costume! I can’t wait to see what it is! And these cookies look AMAZING! I love that you added pumpkin spice m&ms and drizzled with a chocolate coffee sauce. How creative is that?! This is definitely the monster cookie to end all monster cookies!

  2. says

    I can’t wait to see what Stella is for Halloween! That is going to be so fun to take her out trick our treating. Plus, think of all the great candy you’ll get and “help” her eat. Haha! These cookies are great! The more candy in the cookie the better : )

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