I'm sitting here eating one of these Monster Cookies wondering why in the world I just made a huge batch of cookies. I need cookies like I need a hole in my head. I just made rice-krispie bars yesterday and those are almost gone because every time I walked by them, I took just a little tiny piece. Well, you walk by them enough and that little tiny piece adds up to a WHOLE PAN. Anyways, these are some tasty little cookies: oatmeal, peanut butter and M&M's. Yummers. Why are they called Monster Cookies? I think it's because they are supposed to be gargantuan, but I just made regular sized cookies so I could eat more.
from Lorraine LeBlanc in Watt's Cooking (My dad used to work at a power company.)
1/2 cup shortening (I used butter)
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 cup peanut butter (I used the natural kind)
1 tsp. vanilla
4 1/2 cups oatmeal (I used instant and old-fashioned, otherwise I wouldn't have had enough)
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup M&M's
Cream shortening (butter) and sugars. Add peanut butter. Mix in eggs and vanilla. Add oatmeal, baking soda, chocolate chips and M&M's. Drop by 1/3 cup (yowzers that's a lot, I just used my little cookie scoop) on un-greased cookie sheet; flatten slightly with a spatula. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes (that's how long mine took, so I'm assuming a little longer for the gigantor ones). Makes 20 five-inch cookies (or 3 dozen normal sized ones).