Thursday, January 7, 2010

Monster Cookies
These giant cookies are packed with good things.  Ground walnuts, flaxseed, oats, coconut, chocolate chips and M&M's all in a giant soft cookie.

1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/4 ground flaxseed

1/4 cup ground walnuts
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup M&M's (mini or regular)

Preheat oven to 325° F.

In a large mixing bowl, cream together margarine, butter, and sugars until very smooth.  Beat in the eggs, one at a time, and the vanilla.

Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, coconut, flaxseed, ground walnuts, and oats; stir into creamed mixture.  Mix in the chocolate chips.  (The M&M's can be mixed in at this point or placed on top of the cookies before baking.)

Use a 1/4 cup measure to drop dough on greased baking sheets.

  Place M&M's on top. (If you didn't mix them in the dough.)

Make sure you leave enough room for the cookies to spread out, about  4 to 5 inches.
Bake at 325° F. for 15-17 minutes, until edges are browned.  Cool before removing from baking sheets.

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