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Friday, December 24, 2010

Monster Cookies

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It's Christmas Eve. Many of you might be thinking about what cookies you're going to leave out for Santa Claus tonight. Before you assemble your plate of cookies, consider adding these to the mix! Though I was one of those rare children who couldn't be convinced of Santa, I'm pretty sure he'd get a big kick out of these ;) They're big cookies (hence the name), chock full of all sorts of sweet add-ins. The combination might seem a little overwhelming, but it actually works quite well. Even if Santa doesn't like 'em, I'm pretty sure you will!

Monster Cookies
adapted from allrecipes.com
*makes approximately 3 dozen cookies, can be doubled!

-2 eggs (if doubling, only use 3 eggs)
-3/4 cup packed brown sugar
-1/4 cup white sugar
-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
-1/2 tsp corn syrup
-1 tsp baking soda
-1/4 cup butter
-3/4 cup peanut butter
-2 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
-1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
-1/2 cup m&ms
-1/2 cup butterscotch chips

1. Preheat oven to 350F.
2. Beat eggs in a large mixing bowl. Add sugars, vanilla, corn syrup, baking soda, and peanut butter, mixing to combine well.
3. Stir in oats, chips, and candies.
4. Using an ice cream or cookie scoop, place large balls of dough (approximately 1.5 inches) on ungreased cookie sheets, at least 2 inches apart from one another. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until lightly browned.