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Monster Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Monster Cookies, by , is from , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Heather Lawrie Smith
Added: Saturday, December 8, 2007


1 1/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup Butter Flavored Crisco
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 1/2 cups quick cooking oats, uncooked
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1 cup plain M&M candy
1/2 cup salted peanuts
2 small boxes of raisins

1. Heat oven to 350. Place sheets of foil on
countertop for cooling cookies.

2. Combine brown sugar, granulated sugar and 3/4
cup shortening in large bowl. Beat at medium
speed of electric mixer until blended. Beat in eggs.
Beat in peanut butter, corn syrup, baking soda and
vanilla. Stir in oats, chocolate chips, M&M's,
peanuts and raisins with a spoon.

3. Fill ice cream scoop that holds 1/4 cup with
dough. Level with knife. Drop 3 inches apart onto
ungreased baking sheet.

4. Bake at 350 for 11 to 13 minutes or until just
beginning to brown. Do not overbake. Cool on
baking sheet for 2 minutes. Remove cookies to foil
to cool completely.

Makes 2 1/2 dozen.




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