Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Monster Cookies! A Fall Favorite

Aptly named because this recipe makes a big huge batch of big huge cookies: half a recipe is good for about 5 dozen. Perfect for sharing with the neighbors!

These are really very good.

4 C. sugar
2 C. (1 lb.) butter or margarine
2 lbs. (4 1/2 C.) brown sugar
3 lbs. crunchy peanut butter
1 dozen eggs (yes, you read that right)
1 T. vanilla
8 tsp. baking soda
18 C. oatmeal (a 2-lb. 10-oz box)
1 lb. M&M's
1 lb. chocolate chips

Combine first 7 ingredients. Mix very well. Add last 3 ingredients; mix well. Make each cookie about the size of a golf ball; flatten slightly.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes.

*Ed. note: this dough keeps well in the refrigerator, and the cookies freeze beautifully. You may want to make half a batch on your first try.


mum2twelve said...

Well - there *might* be a little left over for the neighbours... maybe...

Anonymous said...

Are they a crunchy crisp type cookie or soft and chewy?

Margaret in Minnesota said...

These are cookies of the soft and chewy type. (Unless you overbake them!)

Melissa said...

Oh, Margaret! I have been thoroughly enjoying your other blog and just recently discovered this have so many amazing recipes here that I just can't wait to try! I DID make these wonderful cookies this morning (I cut the recipe in half) and they are amazing! Thank you so much for sharing!

Rachel said...


I noticed that there isn't any flour listed. Is that intentional? We are looking forward to making these. Thanks!

Margaret in Minnesota said...

That's right, Rachel. There's no flour. (There is, however, 18 C. of oatmeal!)