Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Cookie #12: Monster Cookies

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I am sorry, but I am so done with cookies. 

I didn't mind baking all of the cookies, but writing the posts and recipes...UGH.  I feel like all my creativity is tapped! 

Thank goodness we move on to dips and party foods next Sunday.

Today, I bring you the final cookie in my 12 Cookies of Christmas series.

Out of all the cookies I have made in the past few weeks, Monster Cookies are my four year-old's favorite.  I don't know if it is because of the chocolate chips, M&Ms, or peanut butter in the recipe; he might just like them because they are called "Monster Cookies."

Many people who lived in my small town have a Monster Cookie recipe.  I'm not sure why they are called Monster Cookies, but it could be because of the size of the recipe.  It originally calls for 4 times more of eatch ingredient. I minimized the recipe, making it more manageable to make in a mixing bowl.

 I mixed butter and sugars in my Kitchen Aid first.
Then, I added eggs and vanilla.

 Then, I added peanut butter.
I used to make my own peanut butter in my Vitamix,
so I have to buy the natural kind.
PB with hydrogenated fats is pretty nasty to me.

 After I mixed the peanut butter in, I added eggs.

 Then, I incorporated the oatmeal and baking soda.

 Finally, I added chocolate chips and M&Ms.

 I used my cookie scoop to drop the cookies

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*1 c. brown sugar
*1/2. c. white sugar
*1/2 c. butter
*1 1/2 c. peanut butter
*3 eggs
*2 tsp. baking soda
*4 1/4 c. quick oats
*1/2 c. M&Ms
*1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips


1.  Preheat oven to 350F.  Cream together sugars and butter in large mixing bowl.  Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
2.  Incorporate baking soda and oats.  Combine M&Ms and chocolate chips. 
3.  Drop cookies by the tablespoonful on to large baking sheet.  Bake for 10-12 minutes.

Does your hometown have a signature recipe?
Have a Merry Christmas!  God Jul!

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