This week marks my first anniversary blogging!
I originally started this as a way to learn accountability. Sure, it’s easy to be accountable at your job, or to your family and friends… but all too often we let ourselves off of the proverbial hook and give ourselves a break. It’s generally paired with a shallow justification, too. So, I set off on this one-year journey, and I can finally say… I made it!
Celebrate with my very favorite cookie!
I had to find the perfect recipe to share with you… but what could be the most special one of all?
Then it hit me: Grandma Casey’s Monster Cookies!
They have always been my favorite, and they’re perfect with milk, coffee, or tea. I think I’ve only given this recipe out to maybe 5 people throughout the years, and with each one, I asked that they not share it. Why? Because I knew it was special enough to publish someday. Well, that someday is now, and I want to share it with all of you.
All I ask is that you call them by their real name 🙂 and you give credit to www.SockmonkeysKitchen.com.
A little history lesson:
In the early 60’s, my Grandma baked a batch of cookies, and after she took them out of the oven, she gave one to her little grandson, Keith. As the story goes, he took one look at the large treats and said, “Grandma! These are MONSTERS!” And so the name began. It was a recipe she’d made for a while, but as all good cooks do, she had doctored it up enough where it became her own recipe. I’ve also added my own spin on it (I can hear my cousins gasping!) but all it is, is the addition to sugar on the bottoms, which keeps them from sticking in the freezer. yay!
Grandma Casey always seemed to have Monster Cookies around, every time we visited, which was quite often. The secret was in the storage. After she baked the cookies, and cooled them completely, she would wrap them and put them in the freezer. This way, when we would visit, all she had to do was take a cookie out, pop it in the toaster, and we would be handed the equivalent to a freshly baked warm cookie. Add a glass of ice cold milk and you have the perfect snack.