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Monster Cookies

Monster cookies. What’s not to love? Oatmeal, peanut butter, chocolate chips and M&Ms baked into a ginormous thin and chewy cookie, sounds like love in cookie form to me. I made a batch for my friend Michelle’s 25th birthday. I know how much she loves these cookies, and I knew she would love receiving a package of them in the mail.

The first time I made them, and the first time Michelle had them was when we were in college. Being the great best friend she is, she gave me a huge ego boost by raving nonstop about how delicious these cookies were.  She asked for the recipe, I had to tell her it was a “family secret” since I used my great grandma Nona’s recipe. She begged and I caved. I wrote down the recipe for her and she tried her hand at baking. I never saw her cookies, but heard that it was a failed attempt.  (I hope she doesn’t mind me sharing this)

This recipe isn’t difficult. I am going to blame Michelle’s failed attempt on the crappy, ancient, unmaintained stove, in the crappy high-priced rented apartment she was living in at the time. Now that she has a nice home of her own, I am sure she can whip up a batch without any problems. This recipe is for you Michelle.


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  1. Jamie! Your website it AMAZING! I am not a good cook at all but now that I am married I realy want to start teaching myself how to cook! I love how you explain your recipes in detail! I think with the help of your website I will be able to start this whole cooking thing! Thanks girl! 😉

  2. This cookie is one of the BEST I have had in awhile. My oven temp is messed up so had to cook a little longer to ensure doneness but even the gooey, half done ones were awesome! Your g-gma makes one mean cookie.

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