Monday, January 17, 2011

Monster Cookies

These yummy cookies are a childhood favorite of mine. My grandmother used to make these for me when I was a little girl and she kept them in a tupperware container high up in a cabinet. I used to pull a chair over when she wasn’t looking and sneak a cookie. Not sure where my grandmother got her recipe, or why they call them monster cookies, but they are delicious. Hope you all enjoy.

monster cookie recipe is from everyone’s favorite grandmother, Paula Dean.

Monster Cookies

3 eggs
1 ¼ cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
½ tsp salt
½ tsp vanilla extract
1 (12oz) jar creamy peanut butter
1 stick butter, softened
½ cup M&M's
½ cup chocolate chips
2 tsp baking soda
4 ½ cups quick-cooking oats (not instant)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or nonstick baking mats.

In a very large mixing bowl, combine the eggs and sugars. Mix well. Add the salt, vanilla, peanut butter, and butter. Mix well. Stir in the M&M’s, chocolate chips, baking soda, and oats.

Drop by tablespoons 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets

Bake for 8 to 19 minutes. Do not over bake. Let stand for about 3 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool. When cool, store in large re-sealable plastic bags.

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