This Old Fashioned Monster Cookie recipe is inspired by a love of eating.
I wish I had some awesome story about how my grandma made them in 1942, but yeah. It was just me tinkering away in my kitchen and putting together what I envisioned an old fashioned cookie would be like.
Seems like that today cookies are all ooey gooey and soft and loft-house style and not the crispy flakey cookies I remember as a kid.
I cannot believe I am old enough to have eaten old-fashioned food. Old enough to want to eat old-fashioned food.
It makes sense though. My favorite TV show is Murder, She Wrote.
Recipe based on Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies.
Tips for Success:
These cookies spread out considerably so I would press them flat(er) as you set them on the baking sheet.
If you want a higher dough to chip ratio (less chips, more cookie dough), cut the chocolate chips out and decrease peanut butter to 1/2 cup.
Make sure you cream the shortening and sugars until fluffy. I have used both the whisk attachment and paddle and both seem to work well.
I love making these cookies into “giant” cookies, about 6-inches across. They hold up very well and kids are absolutely giddy at the idea of the huge cookie.
These cookies are best served right out of the oven with a tall glass of cool milk! #da
These Old Fashioned Monster Cookie recipe is inspired by a love of eating.
- 1 1/2 c all-purpose flour
- 1 c peanut butter chips
- 1 c M&M's
- 1 1/2 c whole oats
- 3/4 c white sugar
- 3/4 c brown sugar
- 3/4 c shortening
- 1 tsp. McCormick® vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. McCormick® cinnamon
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 c semi-sweet chocolate chips
Heat oven to 350 degrees
In medium bowl sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. In stand mixer or large bowl, cream together shortening, brown sugar, and white sugar until fluffy.
Add eggs and vanilla. Combine well.
Add flour mixture to wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Then add oats, M&M's, peanut butter chips and chocolate chips.
Use 1/4 cup and scoop onto cookie sheet, you should get about 6 per sheet.
Bake for 8-12 minutes.