The giving of food …

So I was brought if a family were we help where and when we can. When a family is going through something (bad or good) you take a meal or something to make life a little better. I believe in the theory of “It takes a village”. My parents had some really great friends who have had important impacts on me. Those people, my parents included of course, showed me just how important a village is.

To this day I believe in the power of a kind gesture. If I know of someone who is going through a hard time I will try to make things just a little easier on them by bringing a meal or two. I also think that it applies when someone welcomes a new joy to their lives.

Some friends of ours just welcomed a sweet bundle of joy into their lives. New mama mentioned she was craving monster cookies. I had never had them before, let alone baked them. So after searching the internet and my cookie books I found a bunch of different recipes.

I have molded a couple of different ways into this one recipe. You can find the recipe at the bottom of the page. After the first batch was gone, my boys were asking for more. Needless to say it has become a family favorite.

In the oven ready to bake. These cookies spread out to be a thin flat cookie.


Thankfully for us we had some people in our lives that we could pass these cookies out to: the new family of three, new neighbors, and the family that took my oldest to a water park for a day.

If you don’t have this option and don’t want to make them all at once. Freeze them by cookie scoop full then once frozen put them in freezer bags. They will be all ready whenever you want to bake some more off.

These were in the freezer over night. I peeled them off the sheet and popped them into a ziptop freezer bag for next time.


These are supposed to crunchy thin cookies, but I like mine to be chewy which is why you don’t want to over bake them. Taking them out when they just start to look dry is a way to keep them chewy. If you want them crispy leave them in a little longer.

I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!


Monster Cookies

  • Servings: 36 Cookies
  • Difficulty: Easy
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3 Eggs
1 1/4 cup Packed; Light Brown Sugar
1 cup Granulated Sugar
1/2 tsp Salt
2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
12 oz Creamy Peanut Butter
1 stick Softened; Butter
1/2 cup Ground Flaxseed
3/4 cup Multi-colored Chocolate Candies
1 cup Chocolate Chips
3 1/2 cups Oatmeal (quick cooking, not instant)
1/2 cup Cran-raisins (optional)

Preheat Oven to 350° F. Line cookies sheets with parchment paper.

In a large mixing bowl, combine eggs and sugars. Mix well. Add the salt, baking soda, vanilla, peanut butter, butter, and flaxseed. Mix well. Stir in chocolate candies, chocolate chips, oatmeal, and cran-raisins, if using. Using a cookie scoop drop 2″ apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Do not overbake, take them out when the cookies look dry. Let stand for 3 to 5 minutes to set before transferring to wire racks to cool.

Store in airtight container.

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