Thursday, October 7, 2010

Bake for the Cure Recipe #2-Monster Cookies...

To bring more awareness to breast cancer this October, ABCD Diaries is participating in a Bake-Off with 19 other blogs. The Bake for the Cure Bake off is sponsored by ACH products.
The premise is simple: using ACH ingredients (Argo Corn Starch, Karo Corn Syrup, Fleishmann’s Yeast), prepare two recipes per week (Oct. 4 – 20) and post photos of the finished product.
So, each week we will be posting 2 recipes, one from the Bake for the Cure Cookbook and one personal favorite. The blogger with the most comments on their recipe posts wins $500, which would truly be a blessing for our family:)

In the spirit of Halloween, we decided the first recipe from the Bake for the Cure Cookbook would be the these kid-friendly cookies:

Monster Cookies

Ingredients:
3 c quick oats
1/2 c all-purpose flour
2 t baking soda
1 t cinnamon
1 c butter or margarine, softened
1 c brown sugar
1 1/2 c creamy peanut butter(we used crunchy)
2 eggs
2 t bourbon vanilla extract
1 pkg(12oz)semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 c candy coated chocolate pieces(we used peanut m&ms)
1 c raisins

Prep Time:20 min
Bake Time:12 min
Makes:5 dozen
Directions:
1. Combine oats, flour, baking soda and cinnamon in a medium bowl; set aside
2. Cream butter and sugars with an electric mixer in a large mixing bowl. Add peanut butter and mix well. Mix in eggs and vanilla until well-blended. Stir in oat mixture. Fold in chocolate chips, candies and raisins.
3. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet.
4. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 12 minutes. Cool slightly on pan, finish cooling on wire racks.

Again, not the greatest photos, but these are some serious cookies!! I recommend only eating one if you are watching your waistline!! They were definitely a huge hit with the kiddos...chock full of so many things they love:)

If you can think of another add-in for this recipe, have a favorite cookie recipe you'd like to share or just want to help us win this bake off, please comment below:) Thanks so much and if you and your family try this recipe, we hope you love it!!
Disclosure: We were provided with ACH products, a cook book and a gift card for materials to participate in this contest. All opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.

101 comments:

  1. Those cookies looks yum!!!are those m&ms ?? my 8yr ols can eat anything with m&ms in them..

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  2. Oh my gosh, these look fantastic! Amazingly, I have never made Monster Cookies, even though my relatives and friends know me for my cookie-baking prowess. I'm totally bookmarking this recipe and trying these out soon!

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  3. Yummy! Look Delish! And for a great cause too! Thanks!

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  4. I absolutely LOVE Monster cookies!! I think anything with loads of chocolate in them are fabulous! These are a family favorite

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  5. These are the best cookies ever love the combination of ingredients. Oatmeal cookies supercharged!!!

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  6. Wow - the textures: gooey, flakey,crunchy and the tastes: wholesome, sweet, creamy - combine to make these fantastic cookies. Huge!!

    granna

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  7. I really want one or two of those cookies

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  8. Ohh yummy.. can't wait to make some now...
    Melanie
    www.twoboysonegirlandacrazymom.com

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  9. my boys would go crazy for these. they look wonderful!

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  10. Those cookies look really good. I think I might make them for halloween.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  11. These cookies look so yummy and my kids would love them.
    megankayden@yahoo.com

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  12. Yummy!!!! My kids and (myself)would LOVE these!! I cant wait to try them, I am printing of this recipe now!!

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  13. Oh my - these would surely give the kids a sugar rush!

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  14. DDs are gonna love this, thanks for the recipe idea.

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  15. Monster cookies are my FAVORITE! YUM!

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  16. I am going to have to make that with the kids. that looks great

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  17. Yummy these look so good. I love anything with M&M's. I can't wait to make these for our Halloween party.

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  18. YUM!!! The Monster Cookies look delicious.

    marypres@gmail.com

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  19. What great looking cookies! I'd have to leave out the raisins because my daughter hates them, but she'd love these otherwise!

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  20. I cant wait to give this a try. I'm sure everyone will love them. It looks like a good recipe to use for a carry in.
    chelsreb(at)aol(dot)com

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  21. These look awesome. I love cookie recipes that use oats.

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  22. Oh man, I gotta stay away from these! Pregnant and unable to stop at 1!

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  23. These look so good! I bet the peanut M&Ms were really good in them.
    katiekarr at gmail dot com

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  24. These cookies look soo tasty! My mouth is watering.

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  25. Wowee! These look good! I know what I'm doing next weekend.
    bukaeyes@aol.com

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  26. Got to try these! Would also make a great "bake-it-yourself" gift item if you put the recipe and ingredients in a nice basket or tin.

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  27. Oh, I'm salavating! We'll have to try these :)

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  28. Oh my gosh!!!

    I want one now. Looks so good.

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  29. Now my Toddler will love this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. Wow, those sound really good! I think we will have to try this recipe.

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  31. yum... i have to figure out who to make these for otherwise my daughter and i would eat them all!

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  32. I want these (minus the raisins) 2 of mine do not like raisins. But I love me some chocolate chip cookies and these sound like the ultimate.
    rsj2000mrs@gmail.com

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  33. WOW!! I'm trying to grab a cookie but the scene keeps gettin' in my way--those look sooooo yummy!! :)

    marci
    tristatecruisers at yahoo dot com

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  34. My college roommate used to make these cookies. They are delicious!
    jcottey at aol dot com

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  35. OK, my fav by far. Candy, cookies, chocolate...oh MY!!

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  36. My son is in love with M&M cookies. Must try :)

    Deanna

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  37. Definitely copy and pasted this to save yum! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  38. Ivemade one similar but omited the flour

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  39. Oooh those look so good, I have made similar ones before using a Paula Deen recipe!

    Sarai
    nemesis_33012 at yahoo dot com

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  40. Mmmh! Cookies, gotta love them :)
    bunnybx at gmail . com

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  41. These look so good. My grandkids and I are going to make these for grandpa. Thanks

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  42. These cookies contain everything good you'd want to put in a cookie. All I can say is "yum!"

    kg4rmt at arrl dot net

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  43. Love the use of M&Ms in this cookie recipe. Wish I were one of your kids. :)

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  44. I LOVE the idea of the Peanut M&M's the combination of chocolate, rasins and peanuts is AWESOME!!! YUMMY!!! YUM!!!
    heartnsoulcooking[at]gmail[dot]com

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  45. M & M's in cookies are AWESOME!

    kpkeaney@gmail.com

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  46. I love putting M&M's in cookies! They are always a big hit!

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  47. OOH<I want to make some of those.My printer is broken so i gotta find a pen.I really want to make these.
    jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

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  48. I love to bake and try all sorts of new recipes. I will definately try this!!!! I'm a junk food junkie! Of course I will have to give most of them away so I dont eat the whole plate.

    mistry dot kelly at yahoo dot com

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  49. Ohh yum! I'd love to try this. I might try crushed pretzel bits in as well :)

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  50. Those look good, I'm gonna make them for halloween

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  51. These look so good and seem pretty good for you as well. Also simple to make and eat! Will have to try this one as well.
    huntandride@hotmail.com

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  52. Will be making these with halloween m&ms. YUM!
    suelee7 at hotmail dot com

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  53. Since they are monster cookies, I wonder if there is any kind of candy that you could put on top like candy corn or those sour candies or something that is actually shaped like a monster or ghost that you can buy this time of year?

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  54. Those look great! I am so trying this recipe. Thanks for sharing and what a great cause.

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  55. Anything with M&M's in it would be a total hit at our house! They look pretty 'monster-ish' indeed.

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  56. This looks super delicious! Any cookie with M&Ms is a winner in my book!

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  57. Yum again! these look good too! I love how quick they are to make and the kids can help.

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  58. Oh wow! Those look delicious! I love M&Ms. Thanks for the recipe!

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  59. I love cookies with peanut butter in them!

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  60. I might add in some shredded coconut.

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  61. I am sooo going to make this! Only, I don't like raisins in things, so I would omit those!
    orangeaugust at yahoo dot com

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  62. I make these but in a much larger batch. I think I will try this so I don't have so many cookies!

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  63. M&M's Make these "Monsterously" Marvelous cookies. Thanks for the recipe.

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  64. monster cookies were one of my FAV as a kid... thanks for the reminder =) I need to make these for my own kids...
    hancoci_s at msn dot com

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  65. Monster Cookies are the best! I'm going to make these this weekend!

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  66. These cookies look so good. I think I will try these for my daughters Halloween party at school!

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  67. This is certainly very similar to one of our favourite cookie recipes. Yummy!

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  68. I haven't had monster cookies in a long time! Will be trying this recipe!

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  69. This looks good, I've never tried oatmeal cookies with peanut butter.

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  70. OMG those look so good. We are making them for christmas. he do it for the firestations here. We bake cookies.
    chaarmedone1512@aol.com

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  71. Anything with peanut butter is bound to be good!

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  72. These look amazing! I'm printing the recipe right now and am planning on making them for an upcoming Halloween party!
    Cassie
    cjm92995@yahoo.com

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  73. I made these several years ago and loved them-your pictures make me want to make them again! Yum!! :-)

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  74. What a yummy kid friendly recipe my kids would love these eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  75. These sound yummy!
    timbow54 at hotmail

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  76. I love M&M's, and to combine them with chocolate, peanut butter and oats, sounds like a wonderful combination! These cookies would go fast in my household.

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  77. ooh those sounds really good! I love anything with oatmeal or cinnamon - and this recipe has both! And using Peanut M&Ms - what a great idea!

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  78. I think your pic is fine. They look really yummy, and I printed the recipe to try. Thanks!

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  79. I don't think I've ever had cinnamon and peanut butter together I have bookmarked these to try.

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  80. I like that you used chunky peanut butter. I bet my hubby would like these.

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  81. The cookies look very good I'm going to try to make them. I never make cookies from scratch so hopefully they work out.

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  82. I love M&M cookies, this is def. my favorite!

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  83. They look soo good! cant wait to try them out!

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  84. Wow, thanks for posting this, they look delicious! My son always loves these when I buy them but I have never actually thought of making them before :D

    justine417@comcast.net

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  85. Anything with oatmeal and cinnamon is a hit with us!

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  86. Monster cookies are good...hhmmmm...cookieesssss...

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  87. These look so good. I'm sure they'd be eaten real quick. Thanks for the recipe!

    michelle (at) harrisbb (dotcom)

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  88. The cookies look way too DELICIOUS! Whoo!

    luvwendy87 at hotmail dot com

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  89. They look yummy! (can I put some ginger in it?)
    (I didn't put any in the Rigatoni recipe)

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  90. These look so delicious. I would love to bake them for halloween with orange and brown m&m's.

    Dancehottie1621@aol.com

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  91. These look awesome! I need to try this recipe.

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