12 ounces peanut butter
1 stick butter, softened
1 1/4 cups packed light brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp baking soda
4 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or nonstick baking mats.
In a very large mixing bowl, combine peanut butter & butter and mix well. Add eggs, dry ingredients & oats, and mix well. Fold in chocolate chips last.
Drop by tablespoons 2" apart onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake 10 - 12 minutes. Do not over bake. Let stand about 3 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool. When cool, store in large, resealable plastic bags.
Source: Adapted from a Paula Deen recipe - http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/monster-cookies-recipe/index.html