FINALLY!! I reached the end of this hellish work week. Yesterday was bad. Today was bad and *weird*. There must be something in the water because all the crazies were out at the clinic today. I was SO glad to be out of there. On an up note, we did get a medical assistant hired who will start on Tuesday. Let's just cross our fingers that she doesn't get run off by the Wicked Witch of SWIHC. *but don't hold your breath*
Enough about that. On to the FOOD! I saw these on From the Kitchen of: Mrs Bettie Rocker and I knew I *had* to make them. This was one of the many things I did in the kitchen last weekend while the hubs was playing at the studio with his bestie. I took dinner along with fresh bread sticks and these awesome cookies to the hubs, the good wife that I am. Oh, and I had my kitchen helper, Nate, the good Mommy I am. Remember that guy? Yeah. Apparently, cookies are a *sometimes* food now. Nice.
Jumbo Childhood Fantasy Cookies
1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® oatmeal chocolate chip cookie mix
1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® peanut butter cookie mix
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1 cup candy-coated peanut butter pieces (aka. Reese's Pieces)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted if desired
Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl stir cookie mixes, butter and eggs until soft dough forms. Stir in chocolate chips, peanut butter pieces and walnuts.
On large ungreased cookie sheets, drop dough by scant 1/4 cupfuls about 2-inches apart. Bake 13 to 16 minutes or until light golden brown.
Cool 1 to 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
NOTES: I changed this up a bit because I used what we had on hand. I couldn't find oatmeal chocolate chip cookie mix; all I could find was regular oatmeal cookie mix, so I threw in an extra 1/4 to 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips. We already had dark chocolate M&Ms, so I used that in place of the cup of milk chocolate chips. And since I mixed the first one up, I used peanut butter chips instead of Reese's Pieces).
BettyCrocker.com, I figured it was right. This made a little more than 3 dozen BIG cookies.
It's Labor Day weekend. Do you have any exciting plans? Do I? Nope. We usually stay pretty close to the house, especially around holidays (except every other Christmas). We may go to the park to let the boys run off some extra energy, but that's provided the weather isn't too hot. By the way...WHEN is it going to get cooler?! Have a wonderful, safe Labor Day weekend. I might have a post for you on Monday, but I may just take the day off (for reals) and not post til Tuesday.