Monster Cookie Goodness

The summer of 2006 was the summer our dog Emmet joined our family. Naturally, a puppy needs to be walked a lot to get all of his energy out. Greg and I walked Emmet all over our trendy, little neighborhood....up and down the residential streets, main street with shops & restaurants, and even in the downtown area. 

The summer of 2006 was also the summer of the monster cookie blizzard at Dairy Queen. Oh.My.Gosh. The monster cookie blizzard was definitely the best blizzard option of the 35+ options to choose from! The mixture of peanut butter, oatmeal, chocolate chips, m&m's was a little slice of heaven. 

We always seemed to find a way to meander towards DQ on our walks. And we took A LOT of walks that summer!  Somehow we justified all of the DQ blizzards we ate that summer because we walked to get them!

To make a long story short, DQ has since discontinued the heavenly monster cookie blizzard and Greg and I have been left looking to fill this void. 

Well, the other day I came across this recipe for monster cookies from Recipe Girl's blog and HAD to try it. It is a very easy recipe to follow and the cookies are absolutely delish!

Here are some pics of the process: 

(Please excuse the quality of these photos. I am by no means a food photographer so please ignore my lack of staging, as well as the clutter on my counters!) 

If by chance you have been looking to fill the void of the monster cookie blizzard in your life, well these cookies are the next best thing! The recipe made 100 cookies with a small cookie dough scoop so I plan to share and store some away in the freezer. Happy baking!