Monster Cookies (Dianna Eshleman)
This is the only cookie recipe I have used since my children were young (except at Christmas when I go on a variety rampage). The recipe is high protein and no flour. It tastes like a granola bar, only soft and chewy. Now it is also my grandchildren's favorite cookie. Monster Cookies (from the Fairview Mennonite Church Favorites Cookbook published in 1977, Albany, OR.
(You may want to decrease quantity by half or freeze part of the dough for later use. This recipe makes about 15 dozen cookies)
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1-2 tsp vanilla
1-2 tsp molasses (may omit or use maple syrup)
1/2 tsp salt
4 tsp baking soda
2 cubes softened butter (1 cup)
1.5 lbs (24 oz) peanut butter (crunchy adds texture)
9 cups whole oats (oatmeal)
1-2 cups chocolate chips
1-2 cups M & Ms candy
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix ingredients in order given. Drop by spoon onto cookie sheet. Bake about 10 minutes. Do not overbake.
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