I don’t remember where I found this, but I do thank Betty. They are delicious!
They are big in size and big in flavor!
M&Ms Monster Cookies
1 stick butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons light brown sugar, firmly packed
2 cups creamy peanut butter
½ teaspoon light or white corn syrup
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
4 ½ cups uncooked old fashioned oats
2 teaspoons baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup M&Ms candy-coated chocolate pieces
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
cooking oil spray
In a very large bowl, beat 1 stick softened butter, 1 cup granulated sugar, and 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons firmly packed light brown sugar until light and fluffy, using medium speed of an electric mixer. Add 3 eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add 2 cups peanut butter, ½ teaspoon light corn syrup, and ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, and beat until well blended. In a separate large bowl, stir together 4 ½ cups old fashioned oats, 2 teaspoons baking soda, and ½ teaspoon salt. Add oat mixture to butter and sugar mixture, beating well on medium speed. Stir in 1 cup M&Ms candy-coated chocolate pieces and 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips. Pack dough into ¼-cup measure. Place dough 4 inches apart on a cookie sheet or baking pan that has been sprayed with cooking oil spray. Press each cookie into a 3 ½-inch circle, using the back of a spoon or your fingers. Bake at 350 degrees (F) for about 12 minutes, or until cookies are beginning to brown around the edges, but are still slightly soft in the center. Cool for about 5 minutes in the pan. Use a spatula to gently move them to a cooling rack to cool for about 30 minutes. You may serve these cookies warm, but they will crumble a little. Children (as well as adults) love these cookies; I think they are great to have at Easter, because they are so colorful. Enjoy! --Betty ♥
In Kathy’s kitchen, I made bar cookies with this. I poured the dough in a 9 by 13 inch pan and baked it at 350 for about 30 minutes. Next time, I may leave it in the oven a few more minutes. Cooking is an experimental art.