8 September, 2016
Grandpa’s Monster Cookies
Yes, our Grandpa bakes! (He does a lot of other amazing things, like water skiing at 79 years young.) He is very meticulous about how he makes his Monster Cookies just like he is at making his homemade ice cream. There are certain bowels that are used everytime, a certain way that he rolls those cookies into balls, and the fact that he only uses Nestle products. (That could have something to do with the fact that his son works for Nestle!)
Ever have food that just means home to you?? That’s what these cookies mean to me. My dad has them ready and waiting whenever we come home to visit. There are always three containers just waiting to be eaten. My kids eat them for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. They were first adopted by the family at an Ohio State tailgate. My brother’s friend brought them as a treat. The rest is history you could say. He shared the recipe and now it has been shared with me.
Watch out! This dough is really thick and it makes around 100 large cookies. If you aren’t in for that adventure then cut it in half. If you have looked through the recipe you have noticed that there is no flour. This isn’t a typo. This is for reals. Also with all that good stuff it can be a little tough on the body if you are a big taster. Keep in mind a few can have the same effect as a well meaning prune.
- 6 eggs
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 2 cups white sugar
- 3 cups peanut butter
- ½ cup crisco
- ½ cup margarine
- 1½ teaspoon corn syrup, light
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 4 teaspoons baking soda
- 7½ cups quick oatmeal
- ½ pound M&M's
- ½ pound Nestle Toll House Semi-Sweet Morsels
- Mix above ingredients in order.