Sunday, August 11, 2013

SRC: Monster Cookies

Time for August Secret Recipe Club reveal! 

Secret Recipe Club

This month I was given Jen's Journey. Jen has a variety of different recipes and it gave me lots to pick from. I have seen different variations of monster cookies floating around, but never had a chance to make them for myself. I love m&m candy in cookies so I figured that it would be a hit. Jen's Monster Cookies and full of delicious ingredients like nuts, candy, chocolate chips, oatmeal and even rice krispies. I loved the rice krispies in the cookies because they gave a great crunch to what is a pretty dense cookie. The only variation I made (besides a few different measurements) was to use rolled oat over quick oats and I cut it down to 1 cup.  The cookies turned out great and I would do this again because we don't usually have quick oats on hand. Ron and I both loved these cookies- we felt bad eating them in front of Kellen! Thank you Jen for a great treat! 

Speaking of the baby- he is doing well. He is still working on standing. He is also loving screaming "contests", aka he yells at us and laughs. I am loving his sense of humor!


Monster Cookies

Ingredients

2 sticks of Butter,  Softened
1/2 cup White Sugar
1-1/2 cup Brown Sugar, Packed
2  Large Eggs
1 1/2 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
1-1/2 cup All-purpose Flour
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
2 teaspoons  Salt
1 cup Rolled Oats
2/3 cup M & M'S
1/2 cup Pecans, Chopped
3/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 cups Rice Krispies


Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Cream butter with sugars until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla and  beat till smooth.

Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add to mixing bowl and mix till combined. 

Fold in candy, chocolate, oatmeal, and nuts. Finally, gently mix in the rice krispies. 

Use a cookie scoop to scoop balls of dough onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake until golden brown, then allow to cool on a rack.

10 comments:

  1. Mmmm....I am so craving cookies and these would hit the spot!

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  2. M & M 's are my favorite. We have a whole M & M dispenser collection in our basement. I never tried them baking them in cookies. Looks delicious!

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  3. MMM...Monster cookies are so good! YUM!!!

    BTW, I had you this month! Loved your recipe for black bottom pie!

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  4. These would be a hit with any crowd, I'm sure! They look delicious!

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  5. YUM - those cookies look like SUCH a treat. Great choice!

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  6. Mmm, I haven't made Monster Cookies in ages! What a fun pick for lunch boxes!

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  7. I love monster cookies, every flavor you could want.

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  8. Great cookies for my little monsters. I bet they’d love these!

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  9. They look so big and delicious! :)

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