Saturday, January 2, 2010

Wearing the Apron

Tomorrow I am hosting my first cookie exchange. Maybe it will be an annual thing, we'll see how tomorrow goes. What do we do at cookie exchanges? I have no idea. When I was talking to my sister a few months ago she mentioned she was going to one, I had already begun to plot. I decided to have one tomorrow.
I asked all of my girl friends to bring 2 Dozen cookies in which we will eat and pass out the recipes. I will then bag up cookies to send home with the girls.
This is a time to eat, celebrate a new year, and enjoy each others company.

Monster Cookies were on my list this year to make. Compliments of my Uncle Ray and The Food Network

Monster Cookies (Christmas)


3 eggs

1 1/4 cups packed light brown sugar

1 cup granulated sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 12-ounce jar creamy peanut butter

1 stick butter, softened

1/2 cup multi-colored chocolate candies

1/2 cup chocolate chips

1/4 cup raisins, optional

2 teaspoons baking soda

4 1/2 cups quick-cooking oatmeal (not instant)


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or nonstick baking mats.

In a very large mixing bowl, combine the eggs and sugars. Mix well. Add the salt, vanilla, peanut butter, and butter. Mix well. Stir in the chocolate candies, chocolate chips, raisins, if using, baking soda, and oatmeal. Drop by tablespoons 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Do not overbake. Let stand for about 3 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool. When cool, store in large resealable plastic bags.

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