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Good afternoon. I must have cookies on my mind during this “time-out” period in our lives because I have a desire to make these cookies but we still have leftover chocolate chip cookies in the freezer from last week. And I don’t have any M&M’s on hand so I’ll give you the recipe and maybe you can make them.

This recipe came out of my Mennonite Cookbook which is falling apart but served this family well over the years. Monster Cookies were a favorite when the children’s friends came over, became a favorite at Mom’s Schoolhouse Diner, and I would send some with the parents to their college student while staying at Rose of Sharon. They really are good!

Monster Cookies

The reason they are called monster cookies is because they were to be made HUGE but I bake them as my normal size cookies. Cream together in a large bowl ½ cup softened butter, 1 cup sugar, and 1 cup brown sugar. Stir in 3 eggs (not a mistake, yes, 3 eggs) and 1 teaspoon vanilla. I usually do the eggs first and then add the vanilla but either way will work.

Next stir in 1 ½ cup peanut butter. After that is blended completely add 3 ½ cups oats (I use the old fashion), 1 cup unbleached flour, 2 teaspoons baking soda. Stir until mixed then add 1 cup chocolate chips and 1 cup M&M’s. Mix them into the batter. If you like nuts you can also add in chopped walnuts. My family preferred the cookies without.

Drop by tablespoon amounts on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for about 11-12 minutes at 350 degrees.

I’m hoping these recipes are getting used and reused especially for those of us that are home most of the time now. We are still missing our guests but not really sure how soon we’ll open once we are told we can. We’ll cross that bridge when we get to it. In the meantime……bake some cookies! Love, Sharon