Peanut butter. Oats. Chocolate chips. M&M's®. Add 'gargantuan size' to that list and you've got yourself a pretty hefty, appropriately named Monster Cookie*. Around October of last year I received a free Betty Crocker® 2009 Calendar, complete with monthly recipes. Always one to be dazzled by pretty pictures, I was just itchin' to make August's recipe for Easy Monster Cookies. What really caught my eye (aside from the bright, cheery photo) was the recipe's use of not one, but TWO pouches of cookie mix--a product I've seen plenty of times but had yet to try.
The cookie mixes made fast work out of dough prep, and baking time was quick too--3 pans of 6 cookies each baked for about 14 minutes apiece. You'll want to leave plenty of spread room for these, as they grow considerably in size. Don't believe me? Check it out:
*I've seen Monster Cookies that include raisins and/or nuts in the mix too!