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Friday, April 18, 2008

Bowing to Public Pressure

Monster Cookies
(makes 3 dozen LARGE cookies)

1 c. brown sugar
1 c. sugar
1 stick margarine (I use butter)
1 1/2 c. peanut butter (smooth)
3 eggs
2 t. vanilla
2 t. soda
4 1/2 c. oatmeal (quick-cooking)

4 oz. chocolate chips
4 oz. M & Ms (plain)

In a large mixing bowl, mix together the first seven (7) ingredients. When this mixture has come together smoothly, add in the oatmeal, chips, and candies. This can all be done in a Kitchen Aid mixer, but the last step needs to be stirred by hand if you're using a regular mixer

Drop by large scoop (Pampered Chef) or an ice cream dipper onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes. Cookies are ideal if they're just a "tad" brown. Let them sit on the pan for at least 5 minutes before moving to a wire rack (Pampered Chef) to cool completely.

Store in an airtight container. These will remain chewy and delicious for a good week. They never, ever last that long around here.

Couple notes:

1) I have doubled the recipe many times -- it's basically an 18 oz. jar of peanut butter plus 1/2 cup. If you double the recipe, be prepared for some hand-mixing. My Kitchen Aid mixer can handle it -- but it's a stiff dough--and there's a LOT of it when doubled.

2) You can make smaller cookies. That's probably a more weight-sensible thing to do. But, then they'd be "Mini Monster" cookies. And in my book, that's a muppet. And although they're cute -- they lack the ferocity of a REAL monster.

3) You can use store brand or (gasp!) generic chocolate chips. However, I do NOT recommend generic M & Ms. It's really just a 1/2 cup. And, that's two regular size bags, last time I checked. Of course, making these cookies gives one a great excuse to buy the big bag. You know, in case of an emergency or something.

I got this recipe from a dear friend in Chicago. Bonnie (and her husband Curt) made these cookies many times when we went to their home. Lots of great laughs. Amazing piles of cookies. And, of course, some great music. I miss Chicago. Sigh.

I'm gonna go have another cookie.


p.s. Why do I keep saying "Pampered Chef" in my posts? Well, my buddy Ann (mamachef) reads my blog faithfully. . .and sells Pampered Chef. I figure it's one of those "you blog about my products, I'll throw you a freebie" thing.

Maybe?
Probably not.
Oh well. . .
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4 Comments:

Blogger 20Birds said...

thank you so much...smaller cookies? then they would no longer be monster cookies

9:23 PM  
Blogger Rock 'n Roll Momma¬© said...

hahaha...i love the shameless brown-nosing in hopes of getting P.C. goodies. that's genius, except for the fact that now she knows your hidden motives! ;-)

12:21 AM  
Blogger ~D Spack~ said...

Angie:
No flour in that cookie recipe???
Looks like a great cookie, I want to make them, but have to wait a few days 'cause I'm having a medical procedure that won't let me eat!!! :(

7:32 PM  
Blogger ~D Spack~ said...

Angie:
No flour in that cookie recipe???
Looks like a great cookie, I want to make them, but have to wait a few days 'cause I'm having a medical procedure that won't let me eat!!! :(

7:32 PM  

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