Friday, July 1, 2011

Cookie Monsters

This recipe makes a ton of cookies, so I usually only make a half batch.

2 cups butter - softened
2 cups brown sugar
2 cups white sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
4 cups all purpose flour
4 cups instant oatmeal
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3-3 1/2 cups chocolate chips/m&ms/candy pieces
*1/2 cup chopped nuts
*1/2 cup chunky peanut butter - softened

Preheat oven to 350.
In a very large bowl, cream together butter and sugars. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla. In a separate bowl combine flour, oats, salt, baking powder and soda - stir into sugar mixture. Mix in peanut butter and then chocolate pieces and nuts.
Drop by large spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets.
Bake for 10-12 minutes. If you like them chewy, take them out before they look done.
*Omit the chocolate pieces for perfect peanut butter oatmeal cookies!

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