Sunday, July 1, 2012

A MONSTER of a cookie!

Just the name, Monster Cookie, brings back memories for so many people. Whether it was Girl Guides or Scouting, soccer teams, or camping.  These enormous cookies are what youth is all about and taste just as you remember them.

This recipe is from our Great Aunt Mary, she used to make them by the dozens so that they were ready for when the family came to visit.  The original recipe has been used by our family for three generations and makes over 100 large cookies, calling for 18 cups of oatmeal!!! WOW!

To make the recipe a more reasonable size, (not to mention affordable) we have divided recipe into quarters. The dough and cookies freeze really well so they can always be on hand.

1/2 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups smooth peanut butter
3 eggs
1 tbsp vanilla
2 tsp baking soda
4 1/2 cups oatmeal
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup nuts (optional)
1 cup Smarties (can be mixed in or used to decorate)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Using an electric mixer, whip butter and both sugars together in a large bowl until light and fluffy.
3. Add in peanut butter, eggs, vanilla and baking soda and mix till well blended.
4. Add the oatmeal in three parts, mixing to incorporate only.
5. Add chocolate chips, nuts and Smarties.
6. Form dough into balls, use large mixing spoon for traditional 'monster' size or a soup spoon, for a more modest size.
7. Leave ample space between each ball as the cookies will spread when baking.
8. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let set for 5 minutes and transfer to a cooling rack until totally cool.
9. Try not to eat them all in one sitting!

Do you have a favorite food memory? What is it?


  1. I loved eating raw cookie dough and enjoyed it at my slumber parties will all of my friends

  2. Hey...I KNOW these cookies! Our B.C. relative strategy used to be "sleep at Aunt Lyd's" and "eat at Aunt Mary's".

    Great looking blog!