Tuesday, March 29, 2011

"Monster" Cookies

My kids love it when I make my basic chocolate chip cookie recipe but instead of just using chocolate chips add other "flavors" of chips like white chocolate and M&M's. When I do these kind of cookies they call them "Monster Cookies" because of all the goodies in them and the fact that I use my large Pampered Chef scoop rather than the small scoop.

Monster Cookies

3 cups all-purpose white flour
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoon salt
2 cups (4 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 large eggs
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup white chocolate chips
2 cups M&Ms
2 cups chopped walnuts (optional)


Heat oven to 375° F.

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips, white chocolate, and M&Ms. Stir in nuts, if desired. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets(I use my large Pampered Chef scoop!).

BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

PAN COOKIE VARIATION: Grease two 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan. Prepare dough as above. Spread into prepared pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack.

Makes about 6 dozen cookies.

Notes: I have been known to split the dough in half and do half as a pan cookie/brownie and the other half as individual cookies.  When cooking the larger cookies it will take up to the 11 minutes to get the cookies to the golden brown state.

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