Saturday, November 8, 2008

$0.18 per serving ~ Monster Cookies on leftovers day!

We have so many leftovers in the fridge I think we will eat leftovers all weekend!

Breakfast ~ $0.35
Eggo waffles ($0.15)
Grapes ($0.20)

Lunch ~ FREE
Leftover Cheesy Sausage & Penne

Dinner ~ FREE
Leftover Healthier Carbonara

Monster Cookies ~$0.18 per serving
1 cup shortening, softened ($0.50)
2 cups white sugar ($0.25)
2 cups packed brown sugar ($0.25)
3 cups peanut butter ($1.00)
6 eggs ($1.50)
1 1/2 teaspoons corn syrup
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 teaspoons baking soda
9 cups rolled oats ($1.00)
6 oz candy-coated milk chocolate pieces ($1.00)
6 oz pound semisweet chocolate chips ($1.00)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, cream together the shortening, white sugar, brown sugar, and peanut butter until smooth. Beat in the eggs, two at a time, then stir in the corn syrup and vanilla. Mix in baking soda and oats until well blended. Stir in the chocolate candies and chocolate chips. Roll dough into 2 inch balls, and place 3 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten slightly with a fork.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool on cookie sheets for a few minutes, before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
Makes 72 cookies.

The Verdict
These are some of my very favorite "comfort on a cold day" cookies. Perfect with a glass of milk and the recipe makes a TON! You can freeze extras and zap them in the microwave for 10 seconds later on. The cookies are HUGE, and two make up one serving.

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