CO-OP COOKIE SWAP
A holiday cookie swap is a fun and easy way to stock your kitchen with a variety of seasonal goodies without having to do all the baking yourself. This month we collaborated with Colorado electric co-op employees for a virtual cookie recipe swap. These tried-and-true recipes will get you started on your holiday baking and are a star choice for any cookie swap.
From: Erica Meyer, Mountain View Electric
These Monster Cookies will be devoured by all the cookie monsters in your life. They are great for family gatherings, or parties w ith friends. They also freeze well. Bake a batch and enjoy!
- 6 eggs
- 1/2 pound butter, softened (do not microwave)
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1 pound brown sugar
- 4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tbsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 pounds peanut butter
- 9 cups oatmeal (quick oats, not old fashioned)
- 1/2 pound chocolate chips
- 2 cups M&M’s® candies
- 1/2 tbsp light Karo® syrup
Mix together all ingredients with a wooden spoon. (Do not use an electric mixer — it will emulsify everything and your cookies will turn out flat).
Use a three-tablespoon cookie scoop or measuring cup to scoop dough onto your cookie sheet.
Bake at 350° for 10–12 minutes. You can bake two sheets of cookies at a time, switching them on the racks after 6 minutes. Let cool on a cookie sheet.
Yield: about 3 dozen.
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