Thursday, January 25, 2007

Mutant Munchies

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 sticks butter, softened
1 cup crunchy peanut butter
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup plain M&M's

Preheat oven to 350.

Combine butter, peanut butter, vegetable oil, and vanilla in a bowl and mix with a hand mixer on low speed until combined. Add brown sugar and eggs, mix well. Add flour, baking soda, and salt, and using a wooden spoon, stir until the flour is fully incorporated. Mix in chocolate chips, coconut, cranberries and M&M's.

Drop by 2 tablespoon scoops onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for about 17 minutes. Remove cookies from cookie sheets to racks to cool completely.

Makes about 50 cookies.

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