Tonight I baked oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, which are delicious!
Here is the recipe, which I adapted from a couple I found on the internet:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoons vanilla extract
Not quite 1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 325. Cream softened butter and sugars together with electric mixer. Stir in vanilla. Add flour, baking soda, and salt. stir with a wooden spoon until moistened. Add oats. Stir and add chocolate chips and/or pecans to taste. Drop heaping spoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for approximately 18 minutes or until tops begin to crisp.
Yield: 2 dozen
Today’s photo was taken while being silly in our kitchen after making no-bake chocolate/peanut butter oatmeal cookies.
From left to right: Ethan, Dani, and Rachel
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Also, for anyone who is interested here is the recipe Rachel made up for the cookies. They are quite tasty but very filling. Also, they are best served with a glass of milk!
- 3 cups of oats
- 3 tbsps cocoa
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 1/2 teaspoons
- 3/4 cup sugar
- Heat butter milk and sugar in a small sauce pot on the stove. Let boil for one minute and then remove from heat. Place cocoa and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Pour heated mixture into the bowl and stir. Add the peanut butter and stir until melted/dissolved. While stirring, add the oats. Place heaping tablespoon sized portions on wax paper. Allow to sit for several minutes until cookies have “gelled.” Enjoy!
Note to self: remember to try this recipe with a handful of craisins sometime…