Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Monster Cookies!

We absolutely love this recipe, it's like a granola bar in a cookie. Since there's nothing like sharing a good cookie, here you go (this is a half recipe and makes oodles or about 6 dozen cookies). Also consider yourself forewarned: You won't be able to eat just one.


Cream together:
2 cubes butter, room temperature
2 C white sugar
1 lb or 2 1/2 C brown sugar, packed

Add in one at a time:
6 eggs
1 Tbsp light Karo syrup

Then mix in:
1 1/2 lbs peanut butter, creamy or crunchy (splurge on this ingredient beacuse it makes all the difference)
9 cups quick oats
4 tsp baking soda
1 bag of semi sweet chocolate chips
1 small bag of plain M&Ms

I can usually mix all the ingredients, up until the pb is in, in my mixer then it's time to use the old elbow grease. Drop by spoonfuls or scoops onto cookie sheets. Cook for 8-9 minutes in a 350 oven. If they turn brown, they'll be very crunchy. If you love chewy cookies, just pull them at 8 or 9 minutes and let them cool on the sheet.

This recipe is perfect for freezing. Make a log of cookie dough, wrap it in wax paper, put it in a ziploc and freeze. Sometimes I freeze them into indiviual chunks of cookie dough on the tray and when they're hard I just toss them all in a bag. Enjoy!

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