Old-Fashioned Bake Sale ~ MONSTEROUSLY Wonderful Cookies

Thursday, July 14, 2011

I know the heat is on and no one wants to crank up the oven and heat up the house BUT these cookies are so worth it. This recipe makes a super ginormous batch on purpose. I bake off a few and scoop the rest up and freeze (once frozen, transfer to a zippered bag for freezer storage) for cookies later. It is so worth the extra effort -- best part, these cookies are PERFECT for making homemade ice cream sandwiches.

What you got baking?

Monsterously Wonderful Cookies
(Printable Version)

1/2 pound butter (2 sticks)
1-1/2 pounds peanut butter (about 3 cups)
6 eggs
2-1/4 cups brown sugar
2 cups sugar
1-1/2 Tbsp vanilla
2 tsp corn syrup
4 tsp baking soda
9 cups oatmeal
1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1-1/2 cups M&M candies

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Cream the butter, peanut butter, eggs, sugars, vanilla, and corn syrup until light and fluffy. Add the oatmeal, a cup at a time, mixing well after each cup, adding the soda along with the oatmeal. Stir in the chocolate chips and M & M's candies. Scoop 1/4-cup size balls onto parchment-lined baking sheets; 8 to a sheet to allow for spreading. With dampened hands, flatten each ball slightly.

Bake 10-12 minutes or until the cookies are browned on the edges and fully set in the center, careful to not overbake. Remove from the oven, let sit on the baking sheet one minute, then transfer to cooling racks. Store cookies in an airtight container. Makes 7 dozen cookies.


  1. Carissa said...:

    Yummy!!! Those look good!

  1. you had me at cookie!

  1. Cindy said...:

    Yikes...these could be so worth the heat in the kitchen...lol

    Thanks for sharing..Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

  1. Sounds great! Nothing better than having cookie dough in the freezer ready to go:@)

  1. Ruby Jean said...:

    I LOVE the extra freezer dough idea...they look delicious and if those were on a bake sale table...I would surely buy SOME... : )

  1. Thanks for the recipe :) :) My mom made these kinds of cookies for my birthday one year ;) :) Oh , this brings back memories :) :) Thanks for the printable version, too :) :) Have a great weekend. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

  1. Debbie said...:

    My mom makes a bar cookie that is my daughter's ultimate favorite. It looks a lot like this. Since I'm more of a cookie gal than a bar cookie gal, I need to try this.

    Cookie baking is one of my simple pleasures.

  1. Barbara said...:

    Those look so good, I have printed out the recipe, and definitely will make these, I love cookies of any kind.. Hugs and thanks

  1. Shug said...:

    A must try and wouldn't you know it, I am so hungry for some home baked cookies....

    Can't wait..

  1. Charlotte said...:

    I've gained 10 pounds just reading your blog!

  1. Pam said...:

    Wow. All I can think about are those cookies now. I never thought to freeze some. Great idea.

  1. Louise said...:

    These look awesomely good!! I don't think they would make it to the freezer here. But it is a great idea to have for unexpected company. LOVE IT!!!

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