Monster Oatmeal Chip Cookies

These monster-sized cookies are a real treat! A great way to use up leftover Halloween candy or baking chips from your pantry.

Yield: Makes about 28 large cookies

Monster Oatmeal Chip Cookies

Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups salted butter, softened
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 cups assorted bite-sized candy pieces, dried fruit pieces or more baking chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine flour, oats, baking soda, salt, ginger and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, use medium speed of an electric mixer and beat together butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, until blended. Beat in vanilla.
  4. Stir in flour mixture just until blended. Stir in chocolate chips and bite-sized candy pieces.
  5. Drop 1/4 cup measures of dough 3 inches apart on parchment paper-lined cookie sheets.
  6. Using a cup dipped in flour, flatten each ball into large circles about 1/4 inch thick.
  7. Bake for 12 – 15 minutes, or until light golden brown around edges.
  8. Let cookies stand for 5 minutes on cookie sheets. Remove from cookie sheets and cool cookies on racks.
  9. Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days. May be frozen.
Nutritional analysis per large cookie:

 

379 calories, 21 g fat, 70.5 g protein, 41.6 g carbohydrate, 3.7 g fibre, 360 mg sodium

Tip: We used a combination of M&M’s, Reese’s Pieces and chocolate chips to make these cookies. If only using baking chips, try a variety – white, milk or dark chocolate, butterscotch, sea salt caramel or peanut butter. 
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