Sunday, June 14, 2009

Muffins for Music, Part III: More Recipes

~Monster Cookies~

Tayta used my mom's beloved Oatmeal Cookie Recipe for these and we added colorful M&Ms.

Beat/Cream together:
2 cups butter (4 small cubes)
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1-2 tsp. vanilla
4 eggs and beat until well mixed
Add Dry Indredients:
6 cups oats
3 cups flour
2 tsp each, salt, cinnamon, baking soda
Mix Well

Tatya used our trusty Pampered Chef cookie scoop, making each giant cookie from two scoops of dough. She added the M&Ms purposefully and decoratively after pressing down the cookie dough a bit into a round form. Bake about 10 minutes in a medium(350 F) oven but follow Tayta's baking tip: "Keep an eye on them until they are done the way you like them."

Variations: This is the same basic recipe I use for the giant cookies I make for my guys when they run the Dead to Red marathon relay. They can be made more healthful by and substantial by additions such as flax seed, walnuts, wheat germ, millet, raw sunflower seeds, raisins, dried cranberries, etc. Be creative!

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