Monster Cookies Recipe

Monster Cookies Recipe

This is one of my favorite cookie recipes!  It makes a ton so if you’re not planning on giving a few dozen away you’ll probably want to half the recipe.

Now onto the recipe!

Monster Cookies
Recipe Type: Cookies
Author: Ashley
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Serves: 10-12 dozen
These cookies are amazing! They’re simple to make and they come out of the oven deliciously chewy.
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1lb brown sugar (2 ½ cups packed)
  • ½ lb butter (2 sticks)
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 ½ tsp. vanilla
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 4 tsp soda
  • 1 ½ lb peanut butter (3 cups)
  • 9 cups quick oatmeal
  • ½ large bag M&M’s (or most of a medium one)
  • 6 oz chocolate chips
  1. Cream sugars and butter.
  2. Add eggs & vanilla; beat well.
  3. Stir in salt, soda, & peanut butter, then oatmeal, M&M’s, chocolate chips.
  4. Drop onto cookie sheet.
  5. Bake at 350 for 8-10 min.


Pecan Tassies Recipe

Pecan Tassies - Yum!

Pecan Tassies are sweet little tarts made with a soft and flaky cream cheese pastry and a ooey gooey filling full of chopped pecans.  You might say they are a miniature pecan pies!  Both of my grandma’s made these at Christmas and now my mom and I do.  I hope these will become a part of your holidays just like they are a part of mine.

Quick tip: Pecan Tassies are delicious warm, cold, or at room temperature.  Plus, they freeze very well which makes them ideal for the Christmas season.  Enjoy!

Pecan Tassies
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Better Homes & Gardens
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Serves: 24
These little pecan tarts are absolutely delicious and look lovely on a Christmas tray. The recipe says it serves 24 but nobody can only eat one!
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 3 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. For pastry, in a mixing bowl beat the 1/2 cup butter and cream cheese until combined. Stir in the flour. Press a rounded teaspoon of pastry evenly into the bottom and up the sides of 24 ungreased 1 3/4-inch muffin cups.
  2. For pecan filling, in a bowl beat egg, brown sugar, and the 1 tablespoon melted butter until combined. Stir in pecans. Spoon about 1 heaping teaspoon of filling into each pastry-lined muffin cup. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until pastry is golden and filling is puffed. Cool slightly in pan. Carefully transfer to a wire rack and let cool. Makes 24 cookies.