I also make "haystacks", from chow mein noodles and melted butterscotch chips. My grandmother used to make them and they are delicious.
My sister-in-law, Lori, joined us and got us organized very quickly. She's an experienced cookie chef so we were in good hands. She put the children to work right away. (That's my silly girl making a face at me.)
The house smells yummy right now. Any cookie baking around your place?