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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Monster Batch of Monster Cookies

I made these cookies clear back in July and am finally getting them posted. This is a huge batch in and of itself, then when you make a mindless mistake and double the baking powder it becomes a "monster batch!" How does this happen you ask? Well I was talking with my sister Sherri about girls camp and we were brainstorming ideas for her camp. I had all three boys trying to help me in the kitchen making the cookies, chatting away, measuring stuff, keeping the kids fingers out of the sugar (you get the picture) and then next thing I know I have dumped 2 teaspoons baking powder in my mix. There is no easy way to fish baking powder out of flour so throw your hands in the air, smile (Okay a really big SIGH), and make a monster batch what else can you do?! It actually worked out nicely because I had plenty of extra dough to freeze; something everyone in my house loves from time to time is a "frozen cookie ball".

These cookies are great from the oven, frozen after being baked or frozen prior to baking. Here is our version of the "Monster Cookie"

Monster Cookies
1 cup Peanut Butter
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup butter
2 cups light brown sugar
2 cups white sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 cups all-purpose flour
4 cups rolled oats
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder!!!!!!!
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups semisweet-chocolate chips
1 cup plain M&M's

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets.

In a very large bowl, cream together the margarine, butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and rolled oats; stir into the sugar mixture. Mix in chocolate chips and M&M candy pieces. Drop in desired size teaspoons or tablespoons onto the prepared cookie sheets.

Bake for 10 to 11 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are golden. If you like chewy cookies, take them out before they look done.

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