Cookie Monster CookiesBake up a batch of these delicious crisp cookies for the Cookie Monsters in your family. Watch how quickly they “gobble” them up!

1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups quick-cooking oats
2 cups crisp rice cereal
1 cup flaked coconut
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter or margarine, sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla extract.

2. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder and baking soda; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the oats, cereal, coconut, chocolate chips and walnuts. Blend well.

3. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls (3 inches apart), onto lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to cooling racks. Makes 4 dozen.

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