Thursday, August 13, 2009

Fresh Baked :: Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

A. and I are off to our friend E.'s wedding!  My sister is driving in from Boston to dog-sit  over the weekend.  I  wanted to have a treat waiting for her when she arrived.  It's always nice to leave your house guests a small 'welcome' surprise - especially after a long drive.

She loves peanut butter, so I thought: peanut butter oatmeal cookies!  What better treat than getting home to fresh-baked cookies?  :-)

I found this great recipe on All and made a few edits.  Then packed a stack in parchment paper so that they would still be moist when she got in. 

3/4 cup melted butter
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
1 cup peanut butter
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups quick cooking oats

Preheat oven at 350F.

In a large bowl, mix the softened butter, sugars, and peanut butter. When well mixed, add the flour, baking soda, and salt.  Continue to mix until creamy.

Fold in the oats (at this point you can add chips or raisins if you'd like).  Spoon teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes.


TIP: When finding recipes online, read the comments on recipes, they usually have good insights on any edits you should/could make.

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