I've been tryin' to toss out my blog treats on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for awhile now. It keeps me busy just doin' that. This special edition Tuesday treat cannot wait until Friday for as we all know and try our best to comply with, tomorrow is Wordless Wednesday and we try and keep our yaps shut.
The monsters I am talkin' about are not the scary kind. In fact these are delicious monsters I am referrin' to. They are monster cookies and almost always show up at this time of year. They are a wonderful blend of all things good. Trust me. The only bad part for me is that they do have chocolate chips in them which we all know dogs are not allowed to have. But when you have a gullible Dad like I do, he will succumb to my droolin' lips and pinch off a piece that does not have chocolate in it and give me a bite.
It's all I can do to not snag one before it goes into the oven.
I watch them very closely as they begin to form into cool monster cliques.
My mind is in a dreamlike state because of the overwhelmin' scent of peanut butter and sugar
and I have visions of me eatin' them all while Mom's back is turned.
Mom packs 'em up and before long you won't see a single one hangin' around.
I thought I'd share the recipe just in case you'd like to create your own monster congregation.
***See note at the end about monster quantities
4 cups brown sugar
4 cups white sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tbsp. King syrup
8 tsp. baking soda
1 pound butter
3 pounds peanut butter
18 cups oatmeal
2 bags chocolate chips
2 cups raisins
M&M candies to decorate (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix in dishpan in order given. Drop by large tablespoon or ice cream scoop and flatten. Bake 12 minutes. Do not overbake. Allow to cool for several minutes on pan before removing.
NOTE: this recipe does not call for flour.
*Recipe can be cut in half, and you will still have a lot of monsters. They do freeze very well.
Now I'm tellin' ya, these are some monsters I'm pretty sure you won't mind havin' around. Enjoy!