Wednesday, July 14, 2010


these cookies won't last long, so you may want to double the recipe! treat you and your loved ones with these little morsels when you're in the mood for something just a little sweet, and just a little salty. with quick prep time and a quick baking time these cookies come out moist and chewy every time- a great staple to keep in your cookie jar!

1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/8 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats

-cream together sugars and butters
-mix in egg and vanilla
-add flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt, combine
-mix in oats making sure to scrape down edges of the bowl
-roll dough into walnut sized balls
-place onto a lightly greased (i use Pam) cookie sheet, placing the cookies about 1"-2" apart from each other
-bake in the oven for 10 minutes at 350 degrees
-immediately move the cookies from the cooking sheet to wire cooling racks
-let cool, and enjoy!

makes about 2 dozen cookies

these cookies are dedicated to my mom- she made them for me, now i make them for her!

-try these add ins: raisins, dried cranberries, chopped dried apricots, chocolate chips, your favorite nut, or a combination of these (add only about 1/2 cup total to the mixture)
-to make it a little healthier, use a mashed banana instead to replace some of your butter or mix in some wheat germ with your flour
-10 minutes may not bring you a 'golden brown' cookie, but it will allow the cookies remain soft after baking- so don't overcook!
-simply double the measurements to double the quantity of cookies

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