I grew up making cookies with my grandma, but it wasn’t very often. I was the grandchild that lived the closest so if I wanted cookies I had to go make them with her. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVED spending time with her while we were making them, but I didn’t get a random box of cookies sent to me like the other grandkids.
When I moved to Georgia in 2008, that first Christmas away from my family was making me feel sad and wanting to go home. Mr. RCGG came home from the post office with a box of cookies from my grandma! I finally got cookies without having to go make them! I look forward to that box every year now and it is the best piece of mail I get all year! The funny thing about this, I have never really liked her cut cookies, but now that I get that box of cookies at Christmas, I don’t remember why I didn’t like them!
In July of 2009, we went up to visit my parents for my mom’s birthday. My birthday was the week before so we celebrated mine with my family while we were there. My grandma’s gift to me was wrapped in a sling type thing that felt like there was a bowling ball in it. I opened the card and saw that it wasn’t a card, but the Monster Cookie recipe. The sling wrapped thing was all the ingredients to make them. This has been by far the best gift she has ever given me and I will always remember it.
I actually had thoughts of not sharing this recipe and taking it to my grave, but then I thought about how selfish that would be. There are many people that have loved these cookies and not sharing the recipe would mean that someday there wouldn’t be Monster Cookies in this world. Well, not the BEST monster cookies. They are and will always be made by my grandma. I am also sharing this because these cookies have brought some many memories of baking with my grandma and I want to share the joy and love that was always put into baking them.
|The background of the picture is my baby blanket. Also made by my grandma!
This is one of my prized possessions because I love that she took the time to write it out to share with me. Just to be honest, my cookies made with this recipe are never as good as the ones she makes with this exact same recipe. There is just something about knowing that she made them that makes them SO much better than the ones I make.
You will need:
1/2 pound brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
vanilla (about two teaspoons)
1 teaspoons baking soda
1 stick butter
1 1/2 cup peanut butter
4 ounces chocolate chips
4 ounces M&M’s
4 1/2 cups oats
Mix all together in a large bowl.
Drop on ungreased cookie sheet
Bake at 350 degrees.
Bake for about 12 minutes.
Do not let them get brown.
My grandma lets them stay in the oven just until they are just starting to look solid. I take them out just as they are starting to brown.
Mine will never be as good as hers. No matter what I do they never look or taste like hers.
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