Santa Won’t Want To Leave After He Gets A Taste Of These Christmas Monster Cookies


Submitted by Recipe Rain

Santa Won’t Want To Leave After He Gets A Taste Of These Christmas Monster Cookies

Each year for Christmas for the past ten years or so, since my son was old enough to understand Santa, we’ve been making cookies.

For the most part, I just set out a few of the cookies that we have made to pass out to friends and family. He has always been happy with that, but this year, he wasn’t around when I made the cookies. When I suggested just setting out a few of the chocolate chip ones that we had on hand, he was extremely upset. He thought that Santa would know that he didn’t help make the cookies and that he wouldn’t get the good gift that he had been asking for. I am a firm believer that Christmas is for the kids, so I was going to do whatever I could to make sure that he was a happy boy.

There weren’t any recipes that seemed like they would be special enough for him, so I had to find something amazing. This recipe from Lemon Tree Dwelling for monster cookies looked incredible.

Knowing what was really going to happen to those cookies, I was even more excited about trying them out.

Recipe and picture credits go to Lemon Tree Dwelling.


Santa Won’t Want To Leave After He Gets A Taste Of These Christmas Monster Cookies

Prep time 15 mins; Cook time 20 mins

Serves 12


  • Cookies:
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup Domino brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups Jif peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups Gold Medal all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • granulated sugar for dipping
  • Topping:
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 10.5 oz. package peanut butter cups
  • 1/2 cup red & green m&m's
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips


  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugars.
  2. Add peanut butter and mix well.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, until incorporated.
  4. Combine flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda and add gradually to peanut butter mixture, mixing until all ingredients are well blended.
  5. Using 1/3 cup dough at a time, roll into balls and dip in sugar to coat.
  6. Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet and use a glass to flatten just until edges start to crack. (You will flatten them more later.)
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
  8. Open oven and use a glass to flatten cookies to desired size.
  9. Bake for an additional 5-7 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
  10. Cool completely.
  11. Top cooled cookies with 1 Tbsp. peanut butter, 1 crumbled peanut butter cup, and 8-10 m&m's.
  12. Prepare chocolate ganache by heating heavy cream until boiling, then pouring over chocolate chips in a heat-proof bowl.
  13. Stir mixture until smooth. *If necessary, heat additionally to completely melt chocolate chips.
  14. Drizzle chocolate over cookies and refrigerate until set.

ADAPTED FROM Lemon Tree Dwelling


Keep these sealed up nice and tight to keep them fresh.