Once made, these cookies are huge (they weren't joking around when they named them!) and they're oh-so-good. They're so decadent that you'd think they're bad for you, but oatmeal is healthy... right?? I mean, really, they're practically perfect for breakfast! :)
I believe Lexie originally got this recipe when she stayed at the Southmoreland Bed & Breakfast right here in Kansas City. It looks lovely, so if you ever need a place to stay when visiting KC or if you live here and just need a little getaway, you should check it out!
Southmoreland Monster Cookies
makes 2 dozen
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 1/3 cups brown sugar, not packed
2 cups peanut butter
1 teaspoon light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 1/2 cups rolled oats
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and sugars. Add eggs and mix until smooth. Blend in peanut butter, corn syrup, and vanilla. Add baking soda and salt. Mix until combined. Stir in oats and chocolate chips.
Pack dough in a 1/4 cup measuring cup and drop onto a cookie sheet. Press dough into a 3 1/2" circle.
Bake for 12 - 15 minutes or until edges are set.
These cookies are really easy and pretty quick to whip up. They're also gluten-free so if you have a friend who has an allergy to gluten, they'll love you so much if you make these for them. And isn't that what baking is all about? Making people happy? It is for me!