Thursday, August 1, 2013

Monster Cookies

I am excited to be part of a great group of bakers led by Cynthia from Feeding Big. This group is appropriately named "Fill the Cookie Jar"! Each month there will be a new theme to the cookies that we all bring to "Fill the Cookie Jar". How could I pass up this opportunity?! If you are interested in joining in, and helping fill the cookie jar, please contact Feeding Big here.

For our first month, the cookie theme is Kids Favorites/Back to School. Thinking on that topic, it only took me a minute to remember the Monster Cookies that my mom used to make for us. When mom made them, it was a HUGE batch. I can remember her having to mix the recipe with her hands, because the huge amount of cookie dough her recipe made. She also used a ice cream scoop to portion out her cookies for the baking sheet!

I downsized the recipe quite a bit, so that we aren't eating these out of control.  We don't want to start looking like Cookie Monster!  I will share my mom's recipe below, as well as my downsized recipe! You might notice that I bumped up the chocolate amount in my recipe, just a tiny bit. Can't go wrong with a little more chocolate, right???

I just loved having one of these cookies with a bowl of frozen yogurt!

Monster Cookies (downsized recipe)

3 eggs, room temperature
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 tbsp vanilla
2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup M & M's
1 cup chocolate chunks (or chocolate chips)
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
4 1/2 cup oatmeal

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine dark brown and white sugar, butter, and eggs. Mix well.  Stir in vanilla and baking soda.  Add peanut butter, M & M's, chocolate chunks, and nuts.  When mixed, add oatmeal and mix well. Drop rounded tablespoonful onto ungreased baking sheet.  Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.  Cool on cookie sheet for several minutes, then move to cooling rack to finish cooling.

Monster Cookies (Mom's full size recipe)

1 dozen eggs
1 pound butter
2 pounds brown sugar
4 cups white sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla
3 pounds peanut butter
8 tsp baking soad
18 cups oatmeal
1 pound chocolate chips
1 pound chopped nuts
1 pound M & M's 
1 tsp salt

Combine all ingredients and mix as best you can in a large roaster or dishpan.  Use ice cream scoop and dip out one scoop of batter for each cookie.  Place on cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees until light brown.

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  1. Wow Kris! These cookies are filled with EVERYTHING! And oatmeal, too! They look pretty awesome. I think I would do the same thing, maybe crumble up a cookie (or 2!) with a bowl of ice cream. Looks like a fun group and I'll have to look into it. I think Cynthia is from my neck of the woods! And I love cookies! I owe you an email and will have some quiet time this weekend! : )

  2. Peanut butter, oats, and chocolate? Yum! These sound terrific and you should be commended for downsizing the recipe so you don't eat too many!

  3. I love monster cookies ~ they have a little bit of everything in them. I don't make them very much though.. I need to make a batch soon.

  4. Now this is my kind of cookie! I think I will call them healthy because they have oats in them! Yum.

    Thanks so much for being a part of the Fill The Cookie Jar group! I am so happy to have you here!

    Cynthia at Feeding Big

  5. Woah, these look utterly delicious! I love the addition of oatmeal. I would definitely use your scaled down recipe. I can't even imagine having as many cookies as your mom's batch would make!

  6. These are my husband and brother's favorite cookies! Love them! Found you (again) through fill the cookie jar!

  7. Oh they have just about everything I like in them. Crazy the amounts of ingredients that were in your mom's original recipe. I'll be making these at some point soon!

  8. I totally thought about making monster cookies too! Great minds think alike!

  9. Kris: Amazing cookie recipe. Love the photos. Your cookies are bringing out the monster in me. Me Want COOKIE>

  10. Yummy, these have all my favorite cookie flavors - oatmeal, chocolate and peanut butter. I'm definitely going to have to try these.

  11. My favorite cookie ever! I love Monster Cookies!!

  12. These look amazing. I might have to make them with my little monster.

  13. It looks to me like the Monster cookies could be Gluten Free if you bought the certified Gluten Free oatmeal?

    1. Yes! I don't know a lot about a Gluten Free diet, but I have seen that some peanut butters you might want to be careful off too!

  14. I love the full size cookie recipe - if I'm going to the trouble of making a batch of cookies, I usually double or triple it and freeze some dough. This is just perfect, thanks!!!