Monster Cookies: Not Just for Halloween

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For Halloween, I was trying to find a recipe to make some cookies for the children around my neighborhood. I stumbled upon these cookies but quickly discovered that they are not just for Halloween despite their name. These cookies are crispy and make a delightful after school treat for your kiddos. If you don’t have kids, no worries. They are great for grown-ups as well. I haven’t met a cookie I didn’t like.

This cookie recipe comes from the Pioneer Woman. i must say that most of her recipes are easy and enjoyable. I was originally not a fan of her but she has grown on me. I find myself watching her show and wanting to make her recipes. I even bought her cookbook, pictured below, which is a great book for beginner cooks because it has step by step photos for you to look at.  The recipe for the monster cookies is not in this book but you can find it here.  I often leave out the pecans because I don’t usually have them on hand in my pantry.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

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The Pioneer Woman

I mentioned when I posted about the books I read this summer that I would hopefully read one more before summer was over.  Well I did, and I’m so glad because it was the best book I read all summer.I was browsing in a BN store in search of a new book, and this one caught my eye.  It was in the food writing/cookbook section which I enjoy, but it’s a love story.  It seemed like the perfect option.  It’s by a celebrity blogger/chef who’s been working her way up to a spot on the Food Network.  But the great part is that it’s about her love life.

Prior to reading this book I did not know that much about the Pioneer Woman, but now I’m a complete fan.  I am so jealous of her fabulous love story with her husband who she refers to as the Marlboro Man.  Plus I love that it’s a true story, it makes it that much better.

This book is about 300 pages and I read it in less than three days.  That might be a normal speed for other people, but for me it’s warp speed.  I just couldn’t put it down!