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Chocolate Monster Cookies

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    7-1/2 dozen

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

  • 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.
  • Shape dough into 1-1/2-inch balls and place in an airtight container, separating layers with waxed paper or parchment; refrigerate, covered, overnight.
  • 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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