Cookie Week: Colossal Cookies

We need your help to kick kids’ cancer’s butt! Send Kirsten (ComfortablyDomestic AT gmail DOT com) an email by this Saturday with the total number of cookies that you’ve exchanged this holiday season, she will tack your number on to our Cookie Week Exchange total, and then Glad to Give will donate one dollar to Cookies for Kids Cancer for each one of your cookies added to our exchange.

It’s hard to believe party-kittens, but it’s actually time for Cookie Week!

The cookie exchange that I organize for my department-mates (Does this surprise you?  No.) was held on Monday.

Since another co-worker revealed to me that she was going to make Shortbreads, I scuttled my original plans and instead heeded the call of The Universe.

Which directed me to make Lauren’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Oat (AKA Colossal) Cookies.

You should too.

Because apparently they are some black magic secret from her husband’s grandmother written on an honest-to-God recipe card.

Those are the best kinds of recipes.

I’m not going to do an extremely detailed step-by-step here because

  1. Lauren already did that(it is beautiful, look at hers!)
  2. See #1.

First things first: Set the stage.

Baking 1

I have no real explanation for why I needed to have two pads of Post-Its present.

And then start drinking.  Be serious about it.

Baking 2


You will mix together all of the things, as is our custom.

Baking 3

And then you eat all of the batter bake it all up.

Baking 4

Please note that this snap of my batter was taken something like, 36 cookies in.  These cookies can be colossal size-wise, or they can be colossal because they will take over your whole kitchen.

Baking 5

Give thanks because six dozen cookies later, you realize you will only have to make two batches for your department’s cookie exchange instead of four.

And then do some soul searching about whether or not it’s appropriate to exchange non-Christmas-themed cookies at a holiday cookie exchange.

Following that, package them in Hanukkah bags, realize you’re three short and in light of the 10″ of snow falling to the ground accept the fact that three people are getting cookies in ziploc bags.

Who else is baking?

Comfortably Domestic–Decorated Shortbread Cookies (plus a King Arthur Giveaway)
Inside NanaBread’s Head–Dark Chocolate Turtle Thumbprints
La Petite Pancake – Glazed Honey Lemon Cookies
Bakeaholic Mama–Bacon Maple Sugar Cookies
Wanna be a Country Cleaver–Homemade Mint Oreos
Comfortably Domestic–Gingersnaps Reboot
Decadent Philistines Save the World–Sesame Plum Thumbprints
Bakeaholic Mama–Brown Sugar Toffee Shortbread Cookies
Munching in the Mitten–Salted Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

7 responses to “Cookie Week: Colossal Cookies

  1. In my house, six dozen means that the cookies have a change to see it through to the next day. A great cookie cements any holiday cookie exchange as Real, because they don’t need any fancy sprinkles to get you to eat them.

  2. Pingback: Cookie Week, Day 3: Things Get Colossal and Fruity. « Comfortably Domestic

  3. Pingback: Cookie Week: Turtle Thumbprints | Inside NanaBread's Head

  4. Oh, man… I love a good oatmeal cookie. I’ve never thought to put stout in them, but it makes perfect sense. Way to rock it, Kat (& Lauren for the recipe).

  5. Your cookies look fabulous. 18 oz jar of peanut butter still blows me away but I’m going to try making these.

  6. I love oatmeal anything….ANYTHING. This is great Kat, you’re great. Love,

    Shauna xoxoxoxoxxo

  7. Pingback: Cookie Week, Day 4: Things Get Colossal, Fruity and Real. - Comfortably Domestic

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