Cookie Monsters

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  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups rolled oats, regular or quick
  • 1 cup shredded or flaked coconut
  • About 1 1/4 cups multicolored plain peanut candy-covered chocolate pieces, raisins, chocolate-covered raisins, semisweet chocolate pieces, malted milk balls, chopped nuts, gumdrops, jelly beans or candy corn


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Generously grease 5 round 8-inch foil or regular pie pans. Place a round of wax paper on bottom of each pie pan; grease wax paper.
  2. Beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt; beat until blended.
  4. Stir in flour, baking soda, oats and coconut.
  5. Divide dough evenly between prepared pans.
  6. With the back of a large spoon, spread dough evenly over bottom of pans.
  7. Sprinkle about 1/4 cup of your favorite topping over each cookie.
  8. If desired, write a name or message with connecting pieces of chosen topping.
  9. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until browned.
  10. Cool in pans.
  11. Turn cooled cookies out of pans; remove wax paper rounds.
  12. To serve, cut each cookie into 8 wedges.