Sydney Danielle Lough 3/11/07

Sydney Danielle Lough  3/11/07
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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Works for Me Wednesday: Monster Cookies

One of the therapists I work with has a daughter, Lydia, who was born blind. They are raising money to send her to China for a special umbilical cord stem cell research treatment that has been shown to correct the problem. Every couple of weeks, our department hosts a fund raiser.

This week, we are all baking cookies and taking them in to sell 1 dozen for $5. I wanted to provide cookies that would be worth that price and would likely sell. I immediately thought of monster cookies. My sister made them one time for Christmas and they were a big hit. They make a large batch that can be eaten soon, or frozen for later. They are also very filling. Here is the recipe I used:

Monster Cookies
12 eggs
4 c. sugar
2 lb. brown sugar
1 lb. butter, softened (not butter)
3 lb. peanut butter
8 tsp. baking soda
1 tbsp. vanilla
18 c. oatmeal
1 lb. plain M&M'S®
12 oz. chocolate chips

Mix all ingredients in order given. To make Monster size cookies use an ice cream scoop to drop cookie dough onto cookie sheets, otherwise a 1/2 inch size ball makes a nice size cookie. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. Makes 20 dozen cookies. You can freeze all ready baked cookies or freeze small 1/2 inch size balls of uncooked cookie dough on cookie sheet. When frozen store in freezer bag or Tupperware until ready to bake.

I cut the recipe in half because I did not think I had a container large enough to mix it all up in. As it turns out, I think I could have done it all in my roasting pan. Go figure. Anyway, I love these cookies and they are great when you need to make a lot.

To learn more about Lydia or to help out, go here. For more WFMW, go over to Shannon's.

I am curious...what is your favorite snack/dessert to make around the holidays or when you are having a lot of people in?

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Willa said...

Those sound excellent! I'll have to make them sometime.
My favorite dessert to make over the holidays has always been fudge. Oh...and I love eating my mom's sugar cookies!


Heather@Mommymonk said...

I LOVE monster cookies - and I have to cut the recipe in half too. Even at that, sometimes I run out of room.
I make goobers this time of year too: melted choc chips and butterscotch chips with a jar of peanuts and a bag of marshmallows mixed in - yummy and easy.

Jeni Allen said...

I've had these before, but I've never made them. I hope the sale goes well!

My favorite treat from the holidays is my mom's Christmas tree spritz cookies. Hers are way better than any others I've tasted! I helped her make them last year, and will again this year.

Annikke said...

I hope the sale goes well. That is an awesome idea!
One year my aunt made these cookies. She set them on a plate near me, where I was playing cards with my mom. I was eating them like chips and my aunt just kept filling the tray! I ate SO many I was literally sick that night. I actually laughed when I threw up because I knew exactly WHY I was sick! :o) But they are so good and that hasn't stopped me from eating them!

GiBee said...

I love, love, love Russian Tea Cakes. They are so good, and so easy to make. Addictive!!!