Monster Cookies

These cookies are not the healthiest, but they are so delicious, hold fond memories for me, and are so easy to make! I remember making them for my sister and sending them across the ocean to her when she was stationed in Iraq with the Army--they're her favorite. They are for people who like chocolate, who like oatmeal raisen cookies except the raisin part {like me!}, and who like M&Ms...oh and for those who like peanut butter too! Basically, they have everything yum in them {except I'd kinda like adding coconut shreds sometime to see how that would turn out}. Try adding a little pink himalayan sea salt on top just before popping them in the oven-- oh my goodness. I hope you enjoy-- and send some to your sister too.


Makes approximately 5 dozen cookies
Preparation: 10 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 1/2 cups quick oats
  • 1 1/2 cups peanut butter
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 10oz bag of M&Ms
  • coarse sea salt or pink himalayan salt {optional}

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and prepare a cookie sheet with unbleached parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat. 
  2. Mix white sugar, baking soda and oatmeal in a large bowl. 
  3. Stir in peanut butter, butter, eggs, vanilla and brown sugar.
  4. Stir in M&Ms and chocolate chips.
  5. Use tablespoon or small ice cream scooper to form round balls {feel free to make them BIG-- hence, "monster" cookies!}. I ususally have two cookie sheets loaded so when I take one batch out, I can put another in the oven. 
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until they are barely golden. After cooling a few minutes, scoop out onto cooling rack and load more dough onto the cookie sheet so you can put another batch in when the batch in the oven is finished. 
  7. Enjoy!

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