Monster Cookies

printed from melskitchencafe.com

*Makes 2-3 dozen cookies

INGREDIENTS:

3 large eggs

1 1/4 cups packed light brown sugar

1 cup granulated sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter

1 stick butter (8 tablespoons), softened

1 cup M&Ms

1 cup milk chocolate or semisweet chocolate chips

2 teaspoons baking soda

4 1/2 cups quick cooking oats

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper, silpat liners or lightly grease with cooking spray.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the eggs and sugars. Mix well. Add the salt, vanilla, peanut butter and butter. Mix until creamy and well combined. Stir in the M&Ms, chocolate chips, baking soda and oatmeal. Mix well. Roll the dough into tablespoon-sized balls and place about 2 inches apart on the cookie sheets. Flatten the cookies slightly with the palm of your hand.

Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes. Don't overbake - the cookies should just be set and very lightly golden around the edges. Let the cookies sit for 1-2 minutes on the cookie sheet before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely. Store in a airtight container for 2 days (the baked cookies freeze well, also).