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Saturday, March 24, 2012

monster cookies

Hello friends. 
it's been so beautiful all along the east coast the past few weeks. 
unseasonably warm and the birds are busy building their nests, 
(sounds like someone else i know)!  i've been surprised at the amount of energy i continue to 27 weeks along.  i am deeply grateful and trying to use my energy wisely.  

we had a VERY LAST MINUTE "cars 2" party for our luke last week, with this amazing weather we wanted to seize the opportunity to celebrate outside, (a rarity with a march birthday).  here's a sneak peek of the festivities....more to come later, (and by "later" i mean whenever i get around to it)! ;)  

we made our favorite cookies last week.
luke is my ever-faithful helper.  he finds so much joy in putting his hand to projects. i decided to capture the moment, the first picture, (above) was not "staged" and it just looked so that's where the idea began.

enjoy. we sure did.
the recipe is at the bottom of this post if you'd like to make them yourself.  it makes a LARGE batch, so go ahead and freeze some for later.  they taste so great right out of the freezer as well. 


3/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
4 eggs
1 lb chunky peanut butter
2 1/2 tsp. baking soda
5 cups quick oats
 12 oz. chocolate chips
1 cup m&m's

cream butter and sugars together.
add eggs and beat until fluffy.
add remaining ingredients except for choc. chips and m&m's.
mix well.
fold in choc. chips and m&m's.
form into teaspoon sized balls.
bake at 350* for 12 minutes.

eat 5 or less, (if possible)!  

"While we try to teach our children all about life, Our children teach us what life is all about."
~Angela Schwindt~

1 comment:

Jeane` said...

Those monster cookies look sweet...but not nearly so as YOU.
Truly, you make life for ALL of those you come in contact with, and especially those closest to you (husband and children), feel so special, important and loved.

THANK YOU for being exactly who God created you to be: SWEET and SPICE!