MONSTER COOKIES (Wheat-Free!)
Brought to you by Tree Guy's Norwegian/German grandparents
1/4 lb shortening
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 lb peanut butter
4 1/2 cups oats
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
chocolate chips, M&Ms, peanuts, shredded coconut, raisins, etc.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix wet and dry ingredients. Roll into balls and press down onto cookie sheet lined with foil. [Below is a picture showing you what the cookies look like if you press them down as instructed (because you are a rule follower and probably have a whole gold star sticker collection) and if you don't (because you're a rebel and anyway, this recipe is not the boss of you). I recommend pressing them down. They're less crumbly.]
Bake until lightly brown, about 12 minutes.
To make into a cookie "cake", plop cookie dough onto a round pizza pan lined with foil, and press dough down into a circular shape, about a half inch in thickness. Bake until lightly brown, about 14 minutes.