One of my children's favorite activities to do is help bake cookies, especially Monster Cookies! We've got a little tradition where we work together to make the Monster Cookies, then when they're done we get a Cookie Monster book out and read it together while we have an ice cold cup of milk, along with these great cookies! Here's the recipe:
- 3 eggs
- 1 1/4 cups packed light brown sugar
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 12-ounce jar creamy peanut butter
- 1 stick butter, softened
- 1/2 cup M&M's
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 4 1/2 cups quick-cooking oatmeal (not instant)
In a large mixing bowl, combine the eggs sugar, and brown sugar. Next, stir in the salt, vanilla, peanut butter, and butter. Finish by stirring in the M&M's, chocolate chips, baking soda, and oatmeal. Drop by tablespoons 2 inches apart onto cookie sheets.
Bake at 350 F for 8 to 10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool for 5 minutes.