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I feel so content right now. Today I was working on about 20 minutes of sleep :/ Maybe less. Have you ever had one of those moments where you do not quite remember falling asleep but know that you woke up? I had one of those. I was working on a paper and a homework assignment-- I know I was typing and then all I know was that I woke up. That was the extent of my sleep. At first it was okay-- but then as the day progressed I think I may have become increasingly incoherent and just silly. Like on a tired high? And I think what made everything so funny for me-- was that I was too tired to process anything or understand. It was truly redunkulous ;) You know, I always really admire people who can pull all nighters, do not need naps and just can work off very little sleep. Justin is like that. I must be addicted to sleep or my body just requires it because if I do not sleep...I just plain do not function! Well after coming home from school today I passed out! And now I feel so good :) I now have more work ahead of me #lifeofagradstudent#lame :) hahahah. But I am excited for the week to pass because tomorrow is Ninja Face's birthday AND then, this weekend my sister and brother-in-law are coming to San Antonio, Texas! That is only about 2 1/2 hours away from us! So we are going to spend some fun Riverwalk time with them. You do realize that I will probably be visiting every cupcakery in the area ;) Oh the burdens that I have ;) Have you guys every heard of monster cookies? I had never heard of them! One day, one of the other graduate students in our Lab (Krista, so far I think I have introduced you to Ashley and Mike when I went to Boston)- made Monster Cookies. I was intrigued! I had completely forgot about it, until one day on Pinterest I saw this recipe for chewy (soft) Monster Cookies. Okay- so I have to go on another tangent here (and we all know how I love to go on those ;) ... I do NOT like crunchy cookies. I cannot stand when they are "hard." BUT I LOVE LOVE LOVE chewy and soft cookies. I cannot get enough of them, hence my infatuation with pudding cookies! So, this recipe caught my eye and I thought I would give my go at it. I must really love the combination of pudding and peanut butter given that one of my favorite recipes of all time are my chocolate peanut butter pudding cookies so I modified the recipe to be a pudding based cookie. And then you add in M&Ms, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and oats? I am sold :) And they are soooo soooo good ::droool:: Make them...now :) SOFT PUDDING MONSTER COOKIES Adapted from Mrs. Schwartz's Kitchen INGREDIENTS Preheat Oven to 350F Degrees 1 1/2 c. all purpose flour 1 box (3.4oz) vanilla pudding 1 tsp. baking soda 1 stick of butter, softened 1/2 c. peanut butter 2/3 c. brown sugar 1/2 c. white sugar 1-2 eggs 2 tsp. vanilla 1/2 c. quick cooking oats 1 c. mini M&Ms 1/2 c. chocolate chips 1/2 c. peanut butter chips *The recipe usually works out but I have had some feed back that the dough is too dry and the cookies, therefore, are a bit crumbly. Monster cookies will be a tad bit crumbly because of the oats, but when biting into them should be moist because of the pudding. If your dough seems to dry add an additional egg. DIRECTIONS In a medium bowl combine flour, baking soda, and vanilla pudding- set aside. in the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with paddle attachment, cream together (on medium speed) butter, peanut butter, and sugars until light and fluffy (about 5 minutes). Then add egg and vanilla. Scrape down sides. Reduce to low speed and add flour (dry) mixture. Combine until just incorporated. Add oats, M&Ms, chocolate chips, and peanut butter chips. The batter should be thick enough to work with and roll. Line cookie sheets with either aluminum foil, parchment or a baking mat-- and scoop 2 tbsp. ball (I used 1 inch cookie scoop, and combined two cookie balls)- yes you want these cookies to be large (they are MONSTER cookies) and you do not have to worry as they spread very little. Roll into ball shape between palms and space cookies 2 inches apart. Slightly press down on cookie balls to flatten (again, do not worry, they wont spread much-- that is why you need to press down). Bake for 10 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before transferring to cooling wrack. And consume :) Enjoy, Chika