Today is Foodie Friday! Thanks to the amazing Gollum for hosting it! There are loads of links on her site with great food ideas for your weekend!
Also, Hooked on Houses is hosting Hooked on Fridays and I thought really, cookies and Fridays are a perfect combo! Thanks Julia for hosting~
But first let me take a moment to tell you…and I’ll try not to scream and jump up and down…
I was featured on Todays Creative Blog!!! WOOOO HOOOOOOO! If you haven’t visited Kim you have to. I’ve been visiting her for quite some time and I’m not kidding EVERY time I leave there with an idea or fifty! Head over there Peeps, I promise you WILL NOT be disappointed! And really I’m so humbled to be featured thank you Kim~(Did you guys see my amazing button from Kim?)
But on to All Things Yumalicious…Today I’m talking about a BIG, GIGANTIC, ENORMOUS, WHOPPING cookie! When Stephie was pregnant we went to the mall and indulged in this amazing cookie. It was called a Monster Cookie! (I’ve been telling you I had “Stephanie Pregnancy Weight” to loose, I wasn’t kidding!)
Then after Elliot was born, Stephie and Jon’s good friends Joey and Jen delivered a great dinner along with these…these…COOKIES!!! Jen gave Stephie the recipe, they are called Marcy’s Legendary Chocolate Chip Cookies…
Stephie switched up the recipe just a bitty bit to make them like those yumalicious Monster Cookies, and Stephie, Ellie and I baked them yesterday!!!
Are you ready for this? The recipe calls for 1 CUP of batter for EACH COOKIE!!!!! (These cookies are EXTRAVAGANT. Trust me, everyone grins when they see them! They’re as big as your head!)
Only 2 cookies per cookie sheet! Wow!
The recipe only makes 6 cookies!
A little crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside!
Need I say more!? But Stephie and I didn’t think the pictures did justice to the SIZE of these puppies, so…
We put one next to Baby Ellie…she took a look…
“Gigi do you see the SIZE of that thing???”
“It scares me a little bit!”
“I mean…what are we gonna do with that thing?”
“You’re going to do WHAT with it?”
“Gigi, if you eat it, YOU’LL be HUGE !”
“Ahhhh, I can’t do a thing with my Gigi!”
Here’s the recipe Peeps. We think these would be fun decorated for a kids party(like those cookie cakes). You could give one to each child as they LEAVE your house :) Love and prayers for your weekend to be restful and lighthearted!!!
Stephie’s Monster Cookies
1 Cup unsalted butter
1 1/2 Cup packed brown sugar
1/4 Cup white sugar
1 Tablespoon vanilla
2 Lg. eggs
1 Egg yolk
2 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 Cup (really good) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 Cup chopped semi sweet shocolate bar
1 1/4 Cup mini M & M’s
Preheat oven to 350*
Stack 2 baking sheets, one on top of the other. Line the top sheet with Parchment Paper.
Arrange oven to 3rd shelf position.
Cream butter with both sugars till wll blended. Add vanilla, eggs and egg yolk~ mix
In another bowl mix flour, baking soda and salt together.
FOLD the dry mixture in with the butter mixture. Batter will be thick. Now, FOLD in Chocolate Chips, Chopped Chocolate and M & M’s. It won’t be easy but contine to folding together till they are mixed.
(If batterr is too soft and greasy add 2-4 Tablespoons of flour…ours was just fine and didn’t need the extra flour)
Scoop out 7-8 ounces or 1 full CUP of dough! You can bake 2 per baking sheet. They spread so don’t put them too close.
Bake for 20-24 minutes. We stuck a toothpick into the center to make sure it wasn’t raw in the middle!
Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet for 15-20 minutes…
1 batter makes 6 cookies!!!
(This is the one and ONLY time in my life that I stopped after eating only 2 cookies!! Victory is mine!)