Sunday, November 23, 2008

Betty's Monster Cookies

These cookies will make a cookie monster out of you. Crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside, they are the perfect. Most Monster cookie recipes make a very large batch but this one is nice because it just makes 3 dozen. You can double the recipe easily, but don't double the eggs, just add one more. Enjoy!

1/2 c. plus 2 Tbs. lt. brown sugar, packed
1/2 c. granulated sugar
6 Tbs. butter flavored vegetable shortening, like Crisco
2 eggs
3/4 c. peanut butter, I recommend smooth but you can use crunchy
1/2 Tbs. light corn syrup
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 1/4 c. quick oats
1/2 cup m&m's

Preheat oven to 350 F. If you have the convection feature, I highly recommend it. Combine brown sugar, granulated sugar and shortening in mixing bowl and beat at medium speed until well blended. Beat in eggs. Beat in peanut butter, corn syrup, baking soda and vanilla. Add oats, mixing on low speed. Stir in m&m's by hand.

Drop by teaspoon full onto an ungreased baking sheet. (I line with parchment, easier cleanup.) Bake at 350 F for 11 to 13 minutes or until just beginning to brown. let cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes and then move to wire racks or sheets of foil to cool completely before storing.

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