Monster Cookies to Feed a Crowd
Every year right around the beginning of December, my family gets together and makes Monster Cookies. These cookies have a little bit of everything in them. They’re loaded with peanut butter, oatmeal, chocolate chips, candy & dried fruit. They’ve become a staple that our friends and family cannot go without.
If you’re looking for a good recipe to make for a big bake sale or event, this is a perfect recipe to use. This recipe will make about 10 dozen cookies if you use a heaping ice cream scoop. I have made mini cookies using a typical cookie scoop. We just love making the giant size cookies
I didn’t mistype, the quantities are real. The good news is that you could easily make half or even quarter the recipe. You just wouldn’t use entire bags of chocolate chips & candies.
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Tips for making this recipe
You will need a giant bowl, a monster size bowl if you will. This will take a bowl about double the size of a regular large mixing bowl. A bowl like this 20-quart stainless steel mixing bowl would be perfect. You definitely need something with a lot of room to work with.
A hand mixer makes easy work of mixing the eggs, butter, peanut butter and sugar together. I am a big fan of KitchenAid stand mixers, and absolutely love my stand mixer for almost everything, but for a job like this, who wants to dirty 2 bowls? A hand mixer like this one will get the job done really easily.
Once you get to the point where you start adding in oatmeal it will be important to switch to a sturdy spoon. For years this meant grabbing a thick wooden spoon, the bigger and sturdier the better. The problem we ran into with wooden spoons, is that they break easily when you’re stirring such a thick & heavy batter. So, I would definitely recommend something like this metal spoon. It’s not the most ergonomic, but it doesn’t bend or break.
The mix-ins for your Monster Cookies are probably my favorite part. You can add in anything you like to put inside cookies. The possibilities are really endless when it comes to what you mix in. Customize it to your family’s tastes. We go all out.
Ours include semi-sweet, milk, and dark chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, butterscotch chips, and raisins this year. They’re fantastic.
You can just go wild in the baking section and grab any and all chips you can find or want to use. For dried fruits, you can use the classic raisins or even add in dried cherries or cranberries.