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We’re LOVIN Road Construction!

May 28, 2010

Seriously?  Road Construction?


Right around the corner from out house there are “Mighty Machines” galore doing some major roadwork…digging huge holes, putting in new sewer lines, dump trucks dumping things and backhoes carrying large cement things down our street! 

I have a 2 year old son so this is VERY exciting business!

We’ve been spending some good time hanging out on the corner watching the excitement and yesterday my daughter told the flag lady (the happiest, nicest flag lady we’ve ever met) that we’d be back in the afternoon with cookies! 

So we came home to bake these….

These are a variation of the Monster Cookie and are chocked full of oats, chocolate chips, currants, craisins, honey roasted peanuts and flax seeds.  These cookies are great because you add pretty much anything to them and they’re like a different cookie every time!

The construction crew was really appreciative!

Monster Cookies

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp corn syrup
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup melted unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cups peanut butter
  • 4 1/2 cups rolled oats (i used half quick oats and half old fashioned oats)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chunks (or chips)
  • 1/2 cup flax seed
  • 1 cup chopped honey roasted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup currants
  • 1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Line baking sheet with parchment

Combine the eggs, sugars and vanilla, corn syrup, baking soda and salt.  Add the melted butter, followed by the peanut butter, oats and flour and mix thoroughly

Stir in the chocolate and other goodies and then let the dough rest for 30 minutes so the oats have a chance to absorb the butter.

Roll 1/8 cup of dough into a ball and flatted slightly on baking sheet.   Bake 10-14 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned.   Remove pans from the oven and let cookies cool for 5 minutes on the pans before removing them to cool further on wire racks.

This makes a large batch of cookies…I yielded about 4 dozen yummy large cookies.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Sandy permalink
    May 29, 2010 6:05 pm

    If I was allowed to eat those I would volunteer to work the road crew in your neighbourhood!

  2. May 31, 2010 1:46 am

    Your little sweeties are so sweet to make these for the lucky road construction crew.
    This looks like a recipe I am going to have to try.
    Thanks so much Katie.
    Here’s hoping for warmer weather hopefully soon.

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