On-the-Trail Monster Cookies

On-the-Trail Monster Cookies

Gather your cookie monsters for some serious cookie munching. Monster cookies are packed with goodies like oats, raisins, peanuts, chocolate and more.

Prep Time

55

Minutes

Total Time

1:10

Hr:Mins

Makes

 

About 3 dozen cookies

1
cup granulated sugar
1
cup packed brown sugar
1
cup peanut butter
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
cup butter-flavor or regular shortening
2
teaspoons vanilla
2
eggs
1 1/2
cups quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats
2
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking powder
1
teaspoon baking soda
2
cups candy-coated chocolate candies
1
cup peanuts
3/4
cup raisins
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, beat sugars, peanut butter, butter, shortening, vanilla and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in oats. Stir in flour, baking powder and baking soda thoroughly. Stir in candies, peanuts and raisins.
  2. On ungreased cookie sheet, drop dough by slightly less than 1/4 cupfuls about 2 inches apart. Flatten to 3/4-inch thickness with bottom of glass.
  3. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or just until cookies are set and begin to brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack.
Makes About 3 dozen cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Variation
For cookies with a less-monstrous size but the same big taste, drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls and flatten slightly. Bake 8 to 10 minutes.
Time-Saver
Purchase shortening formed in oblong packages marked for easy cutting and measuring. It eliminates messy measuring in cups.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 280
    • (Calories from Fat 130),
  • Total Fat 14g
    • (Saturated Fat 5g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 125mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 32g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 21g),
  • Protein 5g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 1/2 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.