We decided to make Monster Cookies. We love these cookies; however, we never make them. They are easy to make but the batter becomes so large it requires several bowls to make them. The recipe says that it makes 100, but the last time I made them we only got 80 so we 1 1/2 the recipe and ended up with more than enough, around 12 dozen actually.
Per the recipe, you are to simply mix together all of the ingredients in a large bowl. From my experience, it is not quite that easy so as you can see I have created several small steps with my notes in the cookbook. (My mother-in-law gave me the amazing idea to write notes about the recipe in the cookbook. Often I just keep notes on if the recipe was a good one or not, but on the Monster Cookie recipe, I wrote myself directions on which bowls to use and such. This is such a great tip.)
By following my own steps, we were able to minimize the number of dirty dishes created; however, we did have to get out my big Christmas bowl. The positive of this is it did give both Big Sissy and Bubby their own bowl to stir.
Bubby cracking the eggs. He loves to crack eggs.
The egg, corn syrup, butter, peanut butter, and vanilla mixture to be mixed with my Kitchen Aid mixer.
Bubby using his hands to keep the mixture in the bowl.
Bubby's yummy mixture
Big Sissy mixing up the dry ingredients with the exception of the oats, chocolate chips, and M&Ms.
The oats, chocolate chips, and M&Ms got their own bowl.
Big Sissy adding Bubby's yummy mixture to her dry ingredients.
Big Sissy and Bubby adding the oat mixture to the batter.
Finally, everything is mixed together and in one bowl.
Using the Pampered Chef scoop is a great way to make cookies a uniform size.Although my kitchen looked like a disaster after we were done, it was worth it.
Since we had more than enough, there were extra for us to eat at home. I'm glad that they are almost gone as I have no will power and have been eating these cookies for breakfast and for an afternoon and evening snack. At least they have oatmeal in them so they have to be kind of healthy.