Since Lindsey and Joel live about 900 feet behind me now, I met Lindsey halfway down the driveway and stole the girls from her for awhile. After warming up from playing in the snow, we mixed up the cookies and got the first batch in the oven while the girls watched Alvin and the Chipmunks (an early Christmas present from Nana). The cookies turned out great! I love that they have oats, pecans and peanut butter in them (to make you feel somewhat healthy). These ingredients are hidden well in the cookies and the girls inhaled them without thinking twice. They normally won't touch an oatmeal cookie with a 10 ft pole.
I changed the recipe just a little bit to adjust to the ingredients that I had on hand. I also read quite a few replies on Ree's recipe and supposedly most "monster" cookie recipes have peanut butter in them, (Her's didn't) so I decided to add 1/2 cup of that in. Her recipe also called for peanut butter chips. I didn't have those but substituted butterscotch chips and the cookies were just fine.
I think that my favorite part of the cookie is the addition of the rice krispies. You fold these in carefully at the end so that you don't crush them. They give the cookies an unexpected crunch that is great!
Here's a shot of the girls with all of the ingredients measured out and ready to start the destruction. Sorry about the blurriness of the picture...I took it with my phone.
(adapted from Ree Drummond)
2 sticks butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups brown sugra
1 TBL vanilla
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp kosher salt
1 1/2 cups oats (quick cooking or old-fashioned)
1/2 cup M&M's
1/2 cup chopped pecans
3/4 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup butterscotch chips
2 1/4 cup rice krispie cereal
- Cream sugars and butter
- Add eggs and blend well
- Add vanilla and peanut butter and blend well
- Add the flour, soda, powder and salt and blend well
- Begin folding in the oats, M&M's, chips and nuts
- Add the rice krispies last and blend just until combined
- Bake at 375 until golden brown