Saturday, February 11, 2012

Monster Cookies

The best cookies ever.

This may be the easiest blog post of all time, because really that's all that there is to say about this cookie. It's a recipe from the collection of my great-Aunt Priscilla Johnson, and along with many other recipes from her collection, it's a family classic.

Monster Cookies

2 cups peanut butter
2/3 cup butter, softened
1-1/3 cups sugar
1-1/3 cups brown sugar
4 eggs
2-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon corn syrup
6 cups old-fashioned oats
2/3 cup chocolate chips
2/3 cup M&M’s

In a large bowl, beat butters and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs. Add the baking soda, vanilla and corn syrup. Stir in oats, chocolate chips and M&M’s.

Drop by very heaping tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for about 15 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 3 dozen large cookies (about 6 dozen if you make them regular sized).