Friday, March 5, 2010

New Found Love - PB Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I found a new love.  My new love is called Peanut Butter-Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies!  If you know me at all you know I have a HUGE sweet tooth.  I am probably baking something on a weekly basis to find a fix for my sweets craving.  If I don't have something in the house that will satisfy my craving I will either eat everything in my cupboard (and still need sweets) or bake something.  Today I decided to bake this new recipe I found at the Brown Eyed Baker Blog.  As their posting says, you seriously need to go to your kitchen and make these cookies!  I would even go as far as making a double batch because they are that good, and it only makes about 16-18 cookies.

Makes about 16 cookies
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1 stick (½ cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature
½ cup creamy peanut butter
½ cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup light brown sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
½ cup rolled oats (I think this is Old Fashioned Oatmeal, that's what I used anyway)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
2. Whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
3. On medium speed, cream together the butter, peanut butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract, about 3 minutes. Add the egg and beat to combine. On low speed, gradually add the flour until just combined. Stir in the oats, and then the chocolate chips.
4. Use a large cookie scoop (3 tablespoons) and drop dough onto prepared baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly golden. Cool completely on the baking sheet and then store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Happy Baking!

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