Friday, January 27, 2012

The Perfect Cookie

 Now, I title this post fully aware that there are many wonderful cookies out there...(I believe I've made and tried most of them ;), but this one is perfect in the sense that it has ingredients I always have on hand, it comes together quick-quick,  it combines two of the best ingredients ever (peanut butter & chocolate), and since it has protein in it with the peanut butter it almost qualifies as a meal replacement. I kid, I kid.....I think.

Anyway, make some for your people quick-quick 
and have yourself a merry weekend! 
(oh! and these can easily be gluten-free)

The Perfect Cookie (a.k.a Monster Cookies)

Blend together:

3/4 cups butter
1 1/2 cups peanut butter  (use natural peanut butter, you won't regret it!)
1 cup (or less) sugar
1 1/4 cup (or less) brown sugar

Mix in:

2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla


2 tsp baking soda
4 cups quick or regular oats (might need an extra 1/2 cup to 1 cup if it isn't stiff enough depending on how runny your peanut butter was)

Finally add:

1-2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips or 1 cup semi-sweet and 1 cup milk chocolate or half semi-sweet and half M&M's!

Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes for fairly large cookies (do not over-bake!!! This would be terrible)

Enjoy! Hope you have a lovely weekend.
I'm off to clean-up and bake for company tonight -
sure, it is a bit of extra work, but I love Friday night company.

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  1. yep, these are the best! in fact, it would be awfully nice of you to bake a batch "quick quick" and bring some over to your sister for breakfast. ;)

  2. Oh my goodness! This looks so so great! Thanks for sharing!!


  3. They sound fabulous and I know my peanut butter lovin' family will enjoy them!! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe, I will give these a go today:) Happy weekend to you, Cailan :)

  4. i LOVE monster cookies! :)
    happy weekend!

  5. Found your cute blog via House of Fifty and just had to drop by and say that I love your lovely homey style. The yellow bed makes my heart so darn happy. Thanks for sharing. :)