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Monster Cookies

How do you keep monsters at bay?  With cookies that were inspired by them.  Monster cookies are warm, fuzzy and you get to bite into them instead of the other way around.  After last week’s post I wanted to share a recipe that brings comfort and joy to all those who have a cookie or two.  Whether it is just for yourself, friends or if you have little monsters of your own, these cookies are a hit no matter what.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of Flour

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  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup margarine
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup of M&Ms
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

 

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. and grease your pan
  2. Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt
  3. Cream together margarine, white sugar, and brown sugar
  4. Beat in egg and vanilla
  5. Add in the dry ingredients, M&Ms and walnuts
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes
  7. Let sit for 1 minute (longer if you can wait)

Make sure you enjoy these cookies when they are warm.  There is nothing

The Finished Product

like biting into a hot cookie fresh out of the oven.  Now to add a little more of a healthy but still relaxing effect to this ritual, I recommend having a cup of turmeric ginger herbal tea.  Its anti-inflammatory, brain boosting and skin repair qualities make it a marvelous beverage to have when monster cookies are present.  Autumn is when both turmeric and ginger are harvested in southern Asia.  Due to its spicy and lively taste, it’s perfect to have when the climate becomes a little colder.  During this time of year we need more warm thoughts and great comforts.  After all, Halloween is coming up and with all the monsters and ghouls coming out to play, we need tea and treats to deal with their little tricks.  What are your favorite Halloween treats?