Friday, April 30, 2010
Oh, Monster Cookie, how can I bake you?
Oh, Monster Cookie, how can I bake you? Let me count the ways . . .
I can bake you with M&Ms, chocolate chips or
I can bake you with peanut butter M&Ms, or
I can bake you with pecans and dried cranberries,
Or how about with macadamia nuts, coconut and maybe some white chocolate chips
How do you make your Monster Cookies?
Next time I will leave out the chocolate chips and add more coconut and pecans. The chocolate chips are too sweet for me.
When you bake them do you keep them the size of other cookies or do you monster size them?
We like to make ours large, sometimes they are as big as a plate! Why else would you call them Monster Cookies????
1 lb butter, softened
4 cups sugar
2 lb brown sugar
1 Tbsp light corn syrup
2 Tbsp vanilla
8 tsp baking soda
16 -18 cups oatmeal
3 lbs peanut butter
7 oz shredded coconut
1 medium bag M&Ms
1 medium bag peanut butter M&Ms
1 lb chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine butter and sugars. Mix until well combined and light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing in between. Ad corn syrup, vanilla , and baking soda. Mix well. If you are using a stand mixer you will want to transfer the mix at this time to a very LARGE BOWL or I have even used a stock pot. Add oatmeal and coconut. Stir and then add M&Ms and chocolate chips. At this point I find it is easier to use my hands to mix, the bonus is silky smooth hands.
Using a large teaspoon or ice cream scoop onto cookie sheets. BAKE at 350 for 12 -15 minutes.
NOTE: We only make a dozen or so at a time and keep the cookie dough in the fridge until we are ready for another fresh batch of cookies. Also, these cookies are gluten free.
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