A Little Bit of Everything Cookie
I've been following Becca from It's Yummilicious and her facebook page - I enjoy her site, recipes and her wonderful pictures! She posted an awesome picture and recipe of her Monster Cookies and I thought - what a great way to use up all the little bits of candies from all my Christmas baking! I had little bits of this and that....
As you can see my ingredients are a little different but made up the a total of 2 cups of candy - I had a bit of the mini peanut butter cups, vanilla chips, M&M's and chocolate chips.
So here it is - with a little twist ...
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 cup powdered (confectioner's) sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups creamy peanut butter
- 4 ounces, softened
- 2 cups of mixed candies M&Ms, mini chocolate peanut butter cups, milk chocolate or semisweet chocolate chips
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups quick cooking oats
Here's is what you do to put it together......
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, oatmeal, salt, and baking soda; set aside.
Using an electric hand or stand mixer, cream the butter and both sugars until well combined, about 2 minutes. Scrape down sides of the bowl. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing on medium-high speed to incorporate each one completely before adding the next. Add your vanilla extract and then Add the peanut butter and mix on medium speed until well combined, about 1 minute.
Turn off the mixer and add the dry ingredients and then mix on low, mixing only until BARELY combined. Over mixing will result in a tough cookie. Use a wooden spoon and stir in the 2 cups of candies and chocolate chips.
Scoop a medium spoonful of dough about 2 inches apart on the cookie sheets.
Bake the cookies for 9 minutes. DON'T OVER BAKE – the cookies should just be set, but still slightly wet on top and very lightly golden around the edges. Let the cookies sit for 1-2 minutes on the cookie sheet before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.
Store in a airtight container for up to 4 days (the baked cookies freeze well, also).
Notes *** Granulated white sugar can be used instead of powdered sugar, increase the amount to 1 and 1/4 cup.
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