Day 20 Slice of Life – Monster Cookies

“I need to bake cookies,” I told my husband. It’s Friday, a day for rest and baking.

“Make some for the nurses. They are overworked these days,” said my husband. He’s the chaplain at the hospital.

I had all the ingredients for monster cookies, plus two liters of Baskin-Robbins ice cream in the freezer. We were supposed to have a small dinner party tonight (well under the ten-person suggested limit for gatherings here), but it got cancelled in an abundance of caution.

Cookie dough

When the dinner was cancelled, having recently started Weight Watchers, I was in a quandary about what to do with all these sweets! Do I bake these cookies and risk eating five of them today? (That’s my modus operandi when there are freshly-baked cookies around.) Or do I make another plan?

“Perfect!” I told my husband. “That’s what I’ll do.” I hope it’s safe! Good God, we are in new territory. I’ll wear gloves when I package them.

Anyway, that’s what I did. My husband delivered cookies to several departments.

And I only ate one for five WW points.

Monster Cookies
1 stick butter
1¾ cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
3 eggs
1 2/3 c. peanut butter
1 T. vanilla
4 ½ cups oatmeal
2 t. soda
¾ cup M&Ms
¾ cup chocolate chips
4 ounces nuts (optional)

Cream butter, brown sugar and white sugar. Add and blend eggs, peanut butter, and vanilla. Add oatmeal and soda. Then add M&Ms and chocolate chips. Add nuts, if desired.

Bake at 350⁰ for 10-12 minutes.

Packaged cookies to take to the employees