Chew This! Celebration Monster Cookies

Happy “Chew This!” Sunday! As many of you know, I write a food column for “The Courier-Times” on the first and third Sundays of each month called “Chew This!” I absolutely love it and love sharing my family recipes, stories and memories. If you are in the Henry County, Indiana area – pick up a copy of the newspaper today and let me know what you think! If you are not, but would still like to take a look, sign up for an online subscription at Need help with the online signing up!? Write to me and I will be happy to help!

My newest column is all about celebrations – planned and unplanned and never having to find an excuse to celebrate LIFE! To help everyone celebrate my featured recipe is for “Celebration Monster Cookies”! These cookies are fabulous and are full of all kinds of delicious flavors – ground cinnamon, oatmeal, potato chips, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, candy pieces and sprinkles! Now really, how bad could that be!? I am highly recommending you stir up a batch of these for your next celebration! 

Also my “Ask and Answer” feature is all about chocolate chip cookies and how to keep them from spreading. Shoutout and special thanks to Tomi White from Texas for the question. 

Pick up a copy of “The Courier-Times” TODAY and let me know what you think!

Celebration Monster Cookies




Potato Chip Monster Cookies

I love “monster cookies”, but I grew up with my Grandma Barbra calling them “Kitchen Sink Cookies”. Whatever you call them, call them delicious. These are the perfect combination of sweet, salty and crunchy. Very addictive! Feel free to substitute the Mini Reese Pieces for chocolate chips. Also feel free to add up to 1/2 cup of your favorite nut variety.

Potato Chip Monster Cookies

1 cup white granulated sugar
1 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
1 cup solid vegetable shortening
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups white all-purpose flour
1 cup quick cooking oats
1 cup crushed plain potato chips
1 10 oz. bag Mini Reece Pieces

Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare your baking sheets by lining each with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, mix together the white granulated sugar, light brown sugar and solid vegetable shortening. Mix in the two large eggs, pure vanilla extract, baking powder and baking soda beat until light and fluffy.

Next add in the white all-purpose flour, and stir until combined. Stir in the quick cooking oats and stir.

Stir in the crushed potato chips.

Finally, stir in the mini Reese Pieces.

Using a 1/4 cup measure, scoop dough onto prepared baking sheets. Roll the dough into balls, but don’t press flat. Keep dough balls about 3-4 inches from each other – giving them plenty of room to spread when baking.

Place in preheated oven for 18 minutes or until golden brown.

Once baked, remove from oven and allow to cool slightly on baking sheets before enjoying.