Cottey Monster Cookies

These cookies bring back so many memories! When I was in college and our dining hall had these cookies at lunchtime or for dessert after dinner…well, you can just imagine the stampede. I should also mention that I went to a women’s college, so this stampede was even more frenetic and high-pitched! Think approximately 300 18-to-19-year-old hungry women grabbing for cookies. The dessert line was always long on that day!

A while ago, the college released the recipe to alumnae in our annual Christmas card. Color me happy and hungry!

You can swap out the walnuts for whatever else you have on hand (macademia works well, too) or leave out if you prefer. I’ve also (sadly) made with without the M&Ms (as I did with this batch) since — for some strange reason — M&Ms never seem to last in my kitchen and I just can’t stock them. Hmmm. M&M monster, anyone?

monster cookiesYes, they look enormous here and it’s not because I zoomed in closely, it’s because they are that huge!! Just think of it as extra amounts of yummy goodness and not extra calories.

Cottey Monster Cookies

1/2 cup margarine
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
12 ounces creamy peanut butter
2 teaspoons baking soda
4 1/2 cups oats
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup walnuts
1/2 cup M&Ms

Cream margarine and sugars. Add eggs, vanilla, and peanut butter; mix well. Add soda and oats; mix well. Add chips, nuts, and M&Ms.

Drop by tablespoon full and bake 10 to 12 minutes at 350.

Recipe courtesy of Cottey College


~ by spontaneoustruth on August 19, 2009.

2 Responses to “Cottey Monster Cookies”

  1. They sound really good. Have you made them yet?

  2. Yup! That’s a pic of my batch. Yummmm nom nom.

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