About a month ago my new sweet, sweet, blog friend, Amanda of I am Baker sent out a call for Desserts for the Deserving. I was intrigued. I read on about how bloggers and other kind folks could volunteer to make and send a dessert of their choice to someone who needs a little pep in their step, someone who is going through a hard time and needs a smile. I thought to myself, "Hells yah. I can use my baking skills to actually do something good besides make my waistline grow." I volunteered and two weeks ago shipped out my favorite Monster Cookies to Jonathan in Texas who needed a smile.
I hope these Monster Cookies did the trick. They sure make me smile every time I eat them. Thank you Amanda, Rebecca and Shanna for letting me be apart of the Desserts for the Deserving Movement! I can't wait to do it again next year : )
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon corn syrup
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cup peanut butter
4 1/2 cup rolled oats
1 12 oz bag Mini M&Ms
1 cup Reese's Pieces
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Start by adding the eggs to a large bowl. Beat the eggs. Add the brown sugar, white sugar, vanilla, corn syrup, baking soda, butter and peanut butter. Stir to combine.
Add the rolled oats, Mini M&Ms and Reese's Pieces. Stir to combine--it will be difficult to stir but wooorth it :)
Using a cookie scoop, or two spoons, add the dough to a baking sheet (no need to spray/use a silpat). Make sure to give them a little room as they do spread. Bake for about 10-12 minutes or until the edges start to turn golden brown.
Let the cookies set on the cookie sheet for a few minutes after baking before moving to a cooling rack.
Recipe found by my dear friend Heather here: Monster Cookies IV