Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Cookies for Monsters!

Anytime I ask my four year old what cookies we should make, he will shout as loud as he can "MONSTER COOKIES" while throwing a triumphant fist in the air!  I should know this answer by now, but it's fun to watch his excited face...even if is not so much for the making of the cookies, but the eating of the candies as we make them.  Who can blame him, really?...Candy! 

After we finished making these cookies, and I was cleaning up the kitchen, I could sense Mr. P was in the kitchen, but he was being very quiet.  Which as all mothers know, is not a good sign.  So I asked him "what are you doing"?  With a sly little smile on his face, he held up a blue marker!  "Want to see"? he said proudly.  Presley recently discovered his ability to draw happy faces, and he had drawn one on the dinning table, one on the kitchen island, one on the stools at the island, and one on the wall.  Thank goodness they all washed out, and Presley learned the lesson about markers being for paper only!  Some what ironic after making Monster Cookies, aka Cookies for Monsters...monsters meant in the most lovingly way possible, of course!

Monster Cookies
Recipe adapted from:One Smart Cookie Cookbook

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1 large egg white
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla
2 3/4 cups quick oats
1/4 cup ground flax seeds/meal
1/2 cup M&Ms, Smarties, or chocolate chips - I like lots of chocolate, so I usually add 1/2    
                                                                                 cup smarties, AND 1/4 cup chocolate chips!

Drop spoonfuls of cookie dough onto cookie sheet, make them spaced-out, as these cookies spread out quite a bit.  Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes, less time for soft cookies, more time for crunchy!  Transfer to a wire rack to cool.


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