This recipe makes a lot of cookies (yields approximately 10 dozen, depending on the size of cookie you create), but they don’t last too long ’cause they are so very highly addictive. These monster cookies are packed with oatmeal and chocolatey goodness. They are even better frozen…if they make it that far!
I have found that if I don’t have enough time to make the whole batch, I will bake what I feel up to that day, and save the rest of the dough in the fridge…or even freeze it. When the dough cooks after being in the fridge or freezer, they do not flatten as much and stay more formed than if they were freshly mixed. Either way works great. Baking time may be the less time indicated, so just keep your eye on them at that time.
- 6 eggs
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1 Tbsp vanilla
- 1 cup vanilla
- 1 cup margarine (or butter)
- 3 cups peanut butter
- 1 Tbsp syrup (I use Roger’s syrup, but you can use whatever you prefer)
- 4 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 9 cups oatmeal
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1 cup smarties (we prefer to use M&M’s)
- 1 cup raisins (optional….I personally do not use raisins cause my family would not eat them then!)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a very large mixing bowl add eggs, brown and white sugar, and the margarine. Mix well, either with a trustworthy wooden spoon, or your mixer/blender.
- Add the peanut butter, baking soda, salt, vanilla and syrup. Mix again.
- Add remaining ingredients (oatmeal, chocolate chips, and smarties or M&M’s, and optional raisins).
- This is where I have to ditch the mixer and pull out the wooden spoon ’cause it gets too dense. Mix well.
- Drop about a tablespoon of dough onto parchment paper-lined or greased cookie sheets.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes, depending on how hot or even your oven gets. I find with each batch that goes in I am able to cut down the baking time by a little bit each time.
- Remove from oven and let sit for at least 2 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
- Once cookies are completely cooled on the , you can transfer to a cookie jar, containers, etc. If you do not wait for them to be cooled, they will most likely stick together and it will make it difficult to grab only one from the cookie jar.