Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Monster Cookies

My oldest son has a Senior project due this week.  He had to pick a future career that he thought that he might like to do and he has to "job shadow" an individual in this field.  He decided to do his project on culinary arts.  He "job shadowed" at a local restaurant and liked it.  Then he has to prepare a huge research project on this, put together a binder, set up a display and give a presentation to judges in their prospective fields and to the entire senior class (which is several hundred students and parents).  He decided to make Bread pudding and Monster cookies. These cookies are favorites at our house and they make absolutely tons of cookies.  So tomorrow we will be preparing all of these cookies (making small ones so everyone can taste one) , taking pictures, and getting the final touches done for his presentation.  He is very nervous but I told him he will do just great... Knock 'em dead Charlie, I love you :)  I will post his bread pudding recipe (which is yummy) later this week...

Monster Cookies

1 1/2 cups butter or margarine ( I use a mixture of both),softened
2 cups Brown Sugar
2 cups White Sugar
4 eggs
4 cups flour
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. baking soda
4 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup ( EACH) chocolate, white & butterscotch chips
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup chopped nuts
1 1/2 cups M & M's
1 cup peanut butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  With an electric mixer, beat together butter/margarine and both sugars until light and fluffy.  Add in the eggs, peanut butter & vanilla  mixing well.  In additional bowl, whisk together the baking powder, soda, salt & flour.  With heavy duty spoon (this mixture will become very thick) mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients a little at a time until just mixed.  Add the remaining ingredients mixing well.  Scoop out (I use a ice cream scoop) or using 2 spoons spoonfuls of cookies on pan ( I use a silicon liner that I do not grease) or you can grease your baking sheet.  With damp fingertips press down on each cookie flattening out and cook these for around 8-11 minutes depending on your oven until done & light golden brown.  Let cool and enjoy.

1 comment:

  1. What a great career choice. Tell your son that he can never go wrong with food. Everyone has to eat! And the monster cookies sound awesome.