Friday, October 9

{delightful} monster cookies - the legend lives on

Don't these pooch paws just look like monster feet or at least monster slippers? Really I think Rosie could be a foot double for one of the "Where the Wild Things Are" characters. Speaking of monsters - my kids and their friends love these. My fabulous husband has participated in camp out groups for all of our 3 kids. That means 8 years of packing up, bug spraying, uncomfortable sleeping, dirty camp fires, hiking, keeping kids safe, smokey clothes, and lots of fun. These cookies made their way to many of those weekend camp outs. The kids and dads loved them. In fact the last time I caught some flak for not making them. Geez - I didn't know how much they relied on them! I first had these monster cookies when I was playing basketball in high school. We begged the girl that made them have them at every game! I was so happy when I found this recipe again. This recipe is from The Junior League of Oklahoma City's cookbook's recipe committee. Although my basketball teammate will always be the inspiration in my mind. Either way the author deserves a big round of applause and maybe some of those awesome monster slippers. enjoy!

monster cookies....

1 cup butter

2 cups brown sugar

2 cups sugar

6 eggs

1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 1/2 tsp karo syrup (if you don’t have this don’t worry)

4 tsp baking soda

3 cups peanut butter

9 cups rolled oats (not the quick kind) may want to add up to 1 cup more

1 pound bag M&Ms

1 6-oz pkg. Chocolate chips

Mix ingredients in order given. Drop by tablespoon or ice cream scoop on greased cookie sheet. (I use parchment paper on my cookies sheets). Bake at 350 degrees for 12 min. Let cool slightly before removing from pan. These freeze well – if you don’t eat them first! ( you may need to add extra oats if they spread too much or a little flour).

I am curious if these cookies will fit Amy's celiac diet. Let us know amy!

Also: check out my wonderful friend's blog - Rotten Bananas - and her post on her daughter's Where the Wild Things Are Party maybe they will make monster cookies?


Christina said...

oh I am SO going to try and make these. you all are going to make a baker out of me yet. : )
yummy! i adore peanut butter in my cookies.
i will check out the links ; )

DesBisoux said...

ann, that picture is hilarious! i love it!xxx

amy and ann said...

Yea for ann. Yes!!!! Fits my diet. I'm thrilled. And wow chica Dee you are really helping here with getting back in my Jean size. Omg. These look great! Ok...m is sitting with me now reading this recipe and says: "thoooose looook great! Mom will you make them right now" by the way it's 11:04pm. No way. Amy :)

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