Many many years ago, my cousin introduced me to monster cookies. They were extremely addictive and I remember getting the recipe from her and trying to make them myself. They didn't taste as good though. Ten plus years later, I've attempted monster cookies again! It seems as though all the monster cookie recipes out there are basically the same, but some use flour and some don't. For the add ins, I chose M&M's and Skor/toffee bits. On the topic of M&M's, they are one of my most favourite things to have in a cookie but I don't really like them on their own - Smarties are much better. Anyway, so you can add whatever you want to these - chocolate chips, dried fruit, etc. I made two batches, one with Skor bits and one without, and while the ones with the Skor bits were really sweet because the Skor bits melted into the cookie, they were the superior batch. You take a bite and think oh it's so sweet! Thinking you don't want more. But then you have another bite, and another. I ate a lot of them and then had to give the rest away.
Abby think she owns our computer chair - well, she thinks she owns everything!
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Adapted from Paula Deen
Makes 3 dozen
1 1/4 cups packed light brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
12 ounces creamy peanut butter
1 stick butter, softened
2 cups M&M's
1 cup Skor/toffee bits
2 tsp baking soda
4 1/2 cups quick cooking oats (not instant)
1/2 cup flour
Preheat the oven to 350F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or nonstick baking mats.
In a very large mixing bowl, combine the eggs and sugars. Mix well. Add the salt, vanilla, peanut butter, and butter. Mix well. Stir in the M&M's, Skor/toffee bits, baking soda, oats, and flour. Drop by tablespoons 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Do not overbake. Let stand for about 3 minutes before transferring towire racks to cool.