These cookies are SOOO delicious! I used to make them when my kids were little, but somewhere over the years I stopped. I always called them Cowboy Cookies, but on Saturday I was watching an episode of Pioneer Woman, and she was making almost the exact same cookie, only she called them Monster Cookies. I guess that's what kinda jogged my memory a bit and made me want to start making these again. It's the perfect time of year, too!
Here's my recipe, but I'm using the Pioneer Woman's cookie name....
- 2 sticks (1/2 pound) butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 1/2 cup oats (either quick or regular)
- 1 cup M&M's, (I like to use peanut butter M&M's)
- 3/4 cup milk chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped
- 2 1/4 cups Rice Krispies or Cocoa Krispies cereal
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Cream the butter with both sugars in a mixing bowl until fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after adding each. Add the vanilla and beat again.
Combine the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon . Add to the mixing bowl and mix until combined. After that, add in the oats, M&M's, chocolate chips, coconut and walnuts or pecans. Add the cereal at the very end, mixing until just combined. Do not over mix!
Use a 2 1/2 inch ice cream scoop to scoop balls of dough onto a cookie sheet. I do 6 per sheet. They are big and they will spread. Bake until golden brown, about 12-15 minutes, and then allow to cool on a rack.
Don't these just make you want to make some right now? They are soft and chewey and oh, so perfect with a hot cup of tea!