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!
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
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.