It’s been about a year an a half since I started this blog, and I’ve officially been tracking my traffic for one year using Google Analytics. In the time I have been tracking, I’ve had visitors from 862 different cities across sixty-four countries. Within the United States, I’ve had visitors from every state except for Montana… So that made me curious to learn a bit about the popular foods and recipes of Montana. Since I don’t know anyone from Montana, I had to rely on the web, which isn’t always the best option, but it’s something.
Most of the websites I found highlighted farm-raised meats and game meats including elk, bison, and deer. I also found a variety of recipes for huckleberries and choke cherries, as well as a variety of hearty stew recipes. Assuming that people in Montana eat these items all the time is probably like assuming Mainers live off of lobsters and blueberries, so I dug a little further and found a cookie recipe since I was sort of in a cookie mood anyway.
I don’t know how authentic this recipe is to Montana. Could it be to Montana what the Whoopie Pie is to Maine? I have no idea, but these “Montana Monster Cookies” are some of the best oatmeal peanut butter cookies I’ve tried. This recipe is a keeper, and can be found at Cooks.com. I made a half recipe using one egg, and omitted the raisins. The cookies are about an inch thick, and over three inches in diameter–Cookie Monster approved!