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Chocolate Monster Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min.

Makes

7-1/2 dozen

My four grandsons started attending "Grandma's cooking school" when they were as young as 4. These easy monster cookies are a favorite of the youngest. He has fun making them and is always delighted with the results, as is the rest of the family. —Helen Hilbert, Liverpool, New York
Chocolate Monster Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups cornflakes
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 package (8 ounces) sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 package (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the cornflakes, oats and coconut. (It may be necessary to transfer to a larger bowl to stir in the cornflakes, oats and coconut.) Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
  2. Shape dough into 1-1/2-inch balls and place in an airtight container, separating layers with waxed paper or parchment; refrigerate, covered, overnight.
  3. To bake, place dough portions 3 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets; let stand at room temperature 30 minutes before baking. Bake at 350° until edges are browned, 13-15 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 143 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 125mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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