These cookies are not as scary as they sound ....
the"Monster" part is that it makes a monster size batch!
I used to make these for Halloween treats when the
neighbourhood kids came trick or treating.
We live in a very rural area and that meant that
there was only a handful of children who came to the house.
(I'll confess that I begged their parents to bring them over).
Those were the good old days when homemade treats were still allowed
and peanut allergies were rarely heard of.
This makes a Monster size batch (approx. 20 dozen)! Half the ingredients for a more manageable batch.
1 lb. Butter - softened
4 Cups Brown Sugar
4 Cups White Sugar
1 Dozen Eggs
3 lbs. Crunchy Peanut Butter (approx. 5 1/4 Cups)
8 tsp. Baking Soda
18 Cups Oatmeal
1 lb. Chocolate Chips (approx. 2 1/2 Cups)
1 Cup Peanuts
1 lb. Smarties or M & Ms to decorate the unbaked cookies.
Cream together the butter and sugars. Beat in the eggs and peanut butter. Combine the oatmeal, baking soda, chocolate chips and peanuts and stir into the wet ingredients.
Spoon or scoop cookie dough onto baking sheet. Top the unbaked cookies with several smarties. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. These can be easily over baked – take them out while cookies are high – they will drop flat, soft and chewy when removed from oven.
Do you remember when homemade treats
were given out at Halloween?
Till next time ......... pass the milk please!