Welcome to #Food4ThoughtFriday! Featuring: Rändi Fay

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Welcome to #Food4ThoughtFriday! Featuring: Rändi Fay

August 30, 2019 Features 0


I am one of those scattered musician-types that can’t keep to a schedule. I’m goal-oriented, but my path to those goals often weaves in the most unpredictable, erratic paths. I seem to get lost in time, completely diving into the blog or song I’m writing, or music I’m learning, or a garden I am weeding, or cooking that rare amazing meal for my family -I pretend I’m Julia Child and make huge messes! But I am terrible at setting aside time to prepare a meal for myself. I often grab something at my desk, or at the bathroom sink while throwing on makeup, or as I decompress after a long recording session, late night rehearsal or gig (I hate singing on a full stomach!). One of my absolutely favorite snacks to eat on the fly is what my family calls “Semi-Cookies” (don’t ask), but are more commonly known as “Monster Cookies.” They are packed with nutritious chewy peanut butter & oatmeal deliciousness, and of course your daily requirement of m&m’s as well!  Monster Cookies are relatively simple to make, and last well in an airtight container, or even better in the freezer! 

Here is a photo of my well-worn recipe from an ancient school fundraiser cookbook, evidence that Monster Cookies (Colassal Cookies?? I don’t ever remember even calling them that!) are a time tested favorite for my fam! And I laugh because I JUST saw that my instructions are ALL messed up in this rendition of the recipe.  Did I send in an incorrect recipe, or was it a transcription error? Oh boy… before the days of “cut and paste…” I hope the missing steps are self evident! In any case, the corrected recipe instructions are below. I promise they are correct!




“Semi-/Monster/Colossal Cookies”


1/2 c. (I stick) margarine softened

2 c. creamy peanut butter 

1 1/2 c. white sugar

1 1/2 c. brown sugar

4 eggs

1tsp vanilla

6 c. quick oatmeal

2 1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

2 c. (12 oz) m&m’s

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Blend margarine & peanut butter in large bowl. Add in sugars and mix well.
  • Add in eggs and vanilla and mix well
  • Add in oatmeal, baking soda and salt, blending just enough to mix everything well.
  • Hand stir in m&m’s – a must! 
  • Drop by rounded tablespoon onto cookie sheet then flatten a little.
  • Bake 8-10 minutes.
  • Let cool for a minute before removing to wire rack to cool.

There you have it! Now chow down and enjoy!

With tons of cookie love,

Rändi Fay