Monday, May 31, 2010

Monster Cookies

Monster cookies were my kids favorites at one time. Now I'm making them for the grands...and sometimes I even have a little helper in the kitchen. They are a large peanut butter oatmeal cookie...and are safe for those on a gluten-free diet if you use gluten-free oats.

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 1/2 cups oatmeal
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup m&m's *
  1. Cream butter with sugars.
  2. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  3. Add peanut butter and mix until combined.
  4. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  5. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto greased cookie sheets...or lined with parchment paper.
  6. Bake at 350°F for 10 not overbake.
  7. Wait for several minutes before removing from pans.
*I prefer the baking m&m's...but the larger ones work as well.

Be sure to recruit a little cookie monster to help with the entire process!