Friday, August 31, 2012

Monster Cookies

Yesterday I was called on to make cookies for Family Camp this weekend. My younger sister begged me to make normal cookies. Since it was a special occasion, I did. I had been craving monster cookies for a while anyway, so I decided to indulge.
Can you tell I'm not the clean-as-you-go baker?

The recipe I made produces 2 or 3 dozen GIANT cookies. I had to mix the dough by hand because our Kitchen Aid was full with just the sugar, butter, egg mixture. With so much dough I thought it unlikely a few snitches would be noticed, so I probably ate half a cookie before they were even baked. Then I went on to eat quite a few broken pieces. I learned monster cookies break quite  easily if you try to put them on the cooling rack too fresh from the oven. Eventually, I decided to make a bowl for broken bits to spare my tummy.
Monster Cookies
(2-3 dozen)
4 eggs
3/4 cup butter
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups peanut butter
3 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
7 cups rolled oats
1 cup milk chocolate chips
3/4 cup M&M candies

Step 1- Beat together eggs, butter, sugars, vanilla, and peanut butter.
Step 2- In a separate bowl mix together baking soda, salt, and oats. Add to the peanut butter mixture.
Step 3- Mix in chocolate chips and M&Ms.
Step 4- Drop golf ball (or larger) sized balls of dough on an un-greased cookie sheet and press down with the palm of your hand or glass (it helps to get your hand/glass a little wet so the dough does not stick).
Step 5- Press M&Ms on top of unbaked cookies, place in the oven and bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. 
Step 6- Allow baked cookies to rest on the cookies to rest on the cookie sheet for a few minutes before removing enjoy!