Thursday, February 18, 2010

Monster Snow and Monster Cookies

Today we wanted to appreciate the snow plow drivers in our little town.  We have a lot of snow, and we're pretty sure the guys in charge of keeping the streets clear are sick of dealing with it.  It all started on December 9 with 15 inches, so it might be getting pretty old.

 If it were only the snow they had to deal with, it might not be too bad.  After all, Brandon, my teenage son, thinks driving a big truck and pushing all the snow around would be an awesome job.  It's the people they are likely getting sick of dealing with.  I can only imagine the complaining they've heard.

I know for a fact they've wiped out a number of mailboxes. I'm guessing they get to hear about that, besides listening to the people who think the streets should be in better shape.  Then there are the intersections with piles of snow so big you can barely see over them, and the driveways with openings so small you can only get a small car through.  Then we have the issue of having to re-scoop the end of our drives each time the snow plow passes.  It's hopeless... they will never keep everyone happy.
Fortunately, I haven't had many problems with the snow.  I have a kid who has always liked moving snow around, so he keeps our drive pretty clear.  Plus, I'm a hermit and just stay home as much as possible.  It makes it pretty easy to deal with all this, if you just stay home and bake things every time it snows. The perk of being a stay-at-home mom.

So today we made monster cookies for the four snow plow drivers in our town.  Here's a picture of what we delivered.

And here's the recipe:

Monster Cookies

1 stick butter flavored Crisco (1 cup)
6 eggs
2 1/3 c. brown sugar
2 c. white sugar
1/2 T. corn syrup
2 1/2 c. peanut butter
1/2 T. vanilla
2 T. flour
4 t. baking soda
9 c. quick oats
1/2 lb. M&Ms
2 c. semi-sweet choc. chips

*In a large bowl, cream butter, eggs, sugars. Add syrup, peanut butter, vanilla.  Mix thoroughly.  Add remaining ingredients and mix.  Form into large balls with cookie or ice cream scoop.  Push dough flat and bake 12-15 min. at 350 degrees.  Makes approx. 4 dozen.  (If you want to freeze some, I recommend  baking the cookies and freezing them.  The dough gets dry when frozen.)

*I use a Kitchen Aid electric mixer with a 6 qt. bowl (barely fits)

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