Mary's Monster Cookies

Mary, the school librarian, believes I give her too much credit for bringing me to Walnut Elementary. But, I know the truth and I heard it from the principal's mouth. He gets so much email. If it doesn't look important, he just keeps hitting the "delete" button on his computer. Mary made sure he saw my information. Mary is the reason behind these murals. So, there really was only one person to turn to for a recipe.

The wise woman that she is, she shared her favorite dessert. And, that would be cookies. I said she was wise, didn't I? Her recipe was huge. It would make more cookies than I've ever made in my entire life. I knew I'd have to cut it down when the recipe called for three pounds of peanut butter. Seriously, how much is that? I have no idea.

Here's Mary's favorite recipe. If you want the original amount of deliciousness, multiply all ingredients by four.

Mary's Monster Cookies
Ashville, Ohio

Ingredients: 3 eggs   1 stick of butter
  1/2 lb. brown sugar   1 2/3 cup peanut butter
  1 cup white sugar   4 1/2 cups oatmeal
  1 tsp vanilla   2/3 cup chocolate chips
  1 tsp Karo syrup   2 cups M & M's
  2 tsp baking soda   1/2 cup salted peanuts

Whether you use my smaller recipe or multiply everything by four for Mary's original batch, do not count the calories. This dish has everything delicious. Now, after you mix everything together, there really isn't much to do. Shape the cookies with an ice cream scoop on an ungreased cookies sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 12 to 15 minutes.

Be sure to be in a generous mood. Wrap these up as Christmas gifts and share with anyone and everyone you know. Nobody needs this much sugar, no matter how sweet.

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