August 30, 2017

Monster Cookies

From a Minnesota State Fair Supreme Baker

Monster Cookies

Monster Cookies

1 cup granulated sugar

1 1/4 cup light brown sugar

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter (or a 12  oz. jar)

3 eggs

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 teaspoon baking soda

4 1/2 cups whole oats

1/2 cup golden raisins*

1 1 /2 cups M&M candies*

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. In a large mixing bowl, combine the granulated sugar, brown sugar, butter, and peanut butter. Beat about 3 minutes on medium speed to cream. Add the eggs, salt, vanilla extract and baking soda and mix to combine. Add the oats. Stir in raisins and M&M’s. Drop by a 1 1/2-inch scoop on cookie sheets. Flatten slightly. Bake for 8 – 10 minutes until edges are set and cookies are a light golden brown. Cool. Makes about 6 dozen cookies.

-Recipe from Karen Cope of Minneapolis