Monday, July 15, 2013

Monster Cookies

Today, it was super cloudy and cool outside (and when I say cool, I mean it was 95 outside)
perfect weather for making cookies with my boys.  

So, we made Monster Cookies.
This recipe makes a TON of cookies.  I'm only giving you the 1/2 batch recipe, and I still got over 65 cookies with the 1/2 batch.  And not 65 small, bite size cookies.  I'm talking 65 - big enough to impress my son - cookies.

My advice?
Make 1/2 batch.
Bake half of that.
Freeze the rest of the dough for another day.
Unless you just really want a lot of cookies; and I wouldn't blame you.

So here you go:  
Monster Cookies

Mix together in the order given:

3 eggs
1 1/4 c. brown sugar, packed
1 c. sugar
1/2 T. vanilla
1/2 T. corn syrup
1/2 c. margarine, softened
2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 c. peanut butter
4 1/2 c. oatmeal
1 1/2 c. M&Ms
1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

Drop by large teaspoonful on cookie sheet and flatten slightly with a fork.  Bake 10-12 minutes at 350.  Allow to cool almost completely before removing from cookie sheet and transferring to cooling rack (I learned this the hard way!  If you try to remove them from the cookie sheet too soon, they will crumble).

A word of advice?  Be sure to leave plenty of room for them on the cookie sheet.  They do grow quite a bit while in the oven.

I hope your kids enjoy them as much as mine!  Even my non-sweet eating child loves these!!


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