Monday, June 14, 2010

A Monster Recipe

I recently made a half batch of monster cookies to distribute to friends and the recipe was immediately requested. This recipe is from my mom. My sister and I don't know where she got it from, but she has always had it. You will want it. It works well for feeding hungry ball teams, scores of construction men, crowds of kids and everyone else in between.

A few words of warning:
*it contains peanut butter and I don't know any way around that as I've never experimented with other "butters"
*it makes A LOT- as in over 100 big size cookies, so you must be prepared to deal with 100 cookies (they do freeze well)
*Cream the wet ingredients together a half batch at a time. Your mixer cannot hold a full batch.
*you need a BIG BIG bowl to mix the wet and dry together, and you might end up using your hands to do the final mixing

Here's the full recipe

Monster Cookies
12 eggs
1 pound (4 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
2 pounds brown sugar
4 c. white sugar
3 pounds peanut butter
1 Tbsp. vanilla
1 Tbsp. corn syrup
18 c. oatmeal
8 Tbsp. baking soda
2-4 Tbsp. flour (opt.)
2 bags chocolate chips
1 pound M&M's

Cream together eggs and butter, then sugar, peanut butter, vanilla and corn syrup a half batch at a time.
In a large bowl, combine oatmeal and baking soda, and a small amount of flour. Pour wet ingredients over dry and mix. Add chocolate chips and M&M's and mix. Use a large ice cream scoop to make cookies and place far apart on baking sheet. Bake 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Makes at least 100 cookies.
To make a half-batch, just halve the ingredients. If you get started baking and can't finish the entire thing, just cover the dough and refrigerate. I cut apart a brown grocery sack to cool the cookies on. Also, you can change the M&M color to match whatever celebration you want.


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