thanks to some prodding from shawn, i went on a hunt. for monster cookies (i had never baked them before!). i came across this recipe, made it for the fam. got rave reviews. super easy to make, super yummy to eat.
Monster Cookies from Everyday Home Cook
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
4 1/2 cups oats (quick cooking or old-fashioned)
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup M&M’s
Preheat oven to 350.
Beat together butter and sugars.
Add eggs, vanilla extract, and baking soda, and mix well.
Mix in peanut butter until well-blended.
Add oats and stir until combined.
Mix in chocolate chips and M&M’s.
Drop cookies by ice cream scoopful (or normal sized) about 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
Bake in preheated 350 degree F oven for 15 to 20 minutes.
Let cookies cool on baking sheets before moving to wire racks.
Makes 2 dozen “monster” cookies, or 4 to 5 dozen regular-sized cookies