Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Monster Cookies

 Love these things!! Fresh and warm with a glass of cold milk. Aahhh, irresistible!


About thirteen years ago we traveled to Indiana and took a friend and one of her young children along. She brought some of these cookies along and I've never looked at Monster Cookies quite like I used to. I always thought the were kind of dry and the M & M's were definately their most redeeming feature. Well I was hooked as soon as I tasted these wonderfully chewey treats. They are chock full of goodies, too. And no flour to boot!

                                                             Here's what you'll need:
                                                             6 eggs
                                                             1 cup butter
                                                             2 cups brown sugar
                                                             2 cups white sugar
                                                             2 teaspoons vanilla
                                                             4 teaspoons baking soda
                                                             1-1/3 teaspoons salt
                                                             3 cups peanut butter
                                                             9 cups oatmeal
                                                             2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
                                                             2 cups M & M's

Mix in order given and drop on cookie sheet with a size 40 cookie scoop. You can flatten them slightly if you want to but I almost never do. They sort of take care of that themselves the last few minutes of baking. Bake at 350 for 10 to 15 minutes. Don't overbake these! I like to take them out of the oven just as they are starting to brown slightly over the top. They don't really look finished but if you let them sit on the pan for a few minutes before tranferring them to a wire rack, they will set up and be perfect.

This makes approximately 8-1/2 to 9 dozen. Kind of depends on the amount of dough your kids eat when your back is turned. Around here it doesn't really matter how many dozen a recipe makes, if they like them they'll be gone in a few days. :)



Linking to:
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Be Blessed!

5 comments:

  1. what happens when the sugars are cut back 1/2 cup? love monsters! :)

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  2. You could probably cut back 1 whole cup AND use all brown if you would want to. My sister Rosanna cuts back the sugar in most if not all her cookies and some of the pies she bakes and her food is fabulous! Good Luck!~Martha

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  3. Made these cookies on Friday! MMMMM They were sooo so good! Gonna try cutting the sugars next time though. great idea! : )

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  4. Thanks for linking up your recipes at Cast Party Wednesday. I hope you come back tomorrow and share some more of your awesome recipes!
    Thanks,
    I hope to see you there!

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