May 18, 2011
I've had a crazy house lately, which has left little time for baking and posting. My parents visited one last time before they fly back to Wales. My son - on a sneaky four year old stealth mission – decided to infiltrate my bathroom, confiscate a jar of red nail polish, and paint his building blocks. As you can imagine, the less than perfect motor skills of a preschooler resulted in red nail polish – ALL OVER his bedroom carpet.
My attempts to scrub the bejeezus out of his carpet, hoping to remove the evil stain, proved fruitless. So, the ruined carpet led us on a trip to Home Depot, to pick out some (cheap) laminate for his bedroom. No more carpet = no more stains.
That is what we will be doing this weekend, and with little time for a weekend post, I whipped up these tasty cookies to fill in the gap. Peanut butter is a favorite around our house, as is oatmeal, so when you put them together, you've got a batch of cookies that lasts about…4 minutes. Yum!
Peanut Butter Oaties
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup quick oats
2. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and oats. Add the dry ingredients to the sugar mixture, and mix until combined.
3. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a greased or lined baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 9-13 minutes, until the cookies are lightly browned. If you want a softer cookie, bake for the lesser amount of time, for a crispier cookie bake for the full 13 minutes. Note: If you want your cookies to be flatter, and not puffy, use the palm of your hand to gently press the cookies a little flatter.
Eat a couple of these with a cold glass of milk, and you’ve got a great afternoon snack. My son loves to munch on these, grabbing handfuls when I’m not looking:) Enjoy!