You thought I had vanished forever, didn't you? Well prepare to be dazzled with delightful culinary creations in the coming months. Last year was pretty crazy with the wedding so I fell off the blogging bandwagon. It happens to the best of us. We get really excited to start blogging, and then we get tired and busy and next thing you know, it's been a year since you've written anything for pleasure.
The beautiful thing about blogging is that you can always pick it back up! So my goal for 2014 is to blog more. And thus, cook more! Though let it be known that I never stopped cooking. Just unfortunately for you, I did not share my recipes :)
So here we go. What better way to kick off the season than with magical cookies of warmth and love? Few things are more comforting than cookies, chocolate, peanut butter or oatmeal so put 'em all together and you have something pretty special. I love baking peanut butter cookies because they are so darn easy. Seriously, these come together in a flash!
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies Recipe:
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/3 cup (or more) semi sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, combine your oats and baking soda. In a larger bowl, add the peanut butter, egg, sugar and vanilla. Here's a tip that I wish I would have used: non-stick spray or oil your 1/2 measuring cup before adding the peanut butter so you can easily scoop it out. It prevents a lot of sticky fingers. Mix all that together really well until smooth. Gently fold in the chocolate chips. Roll the dough into about 2 inch balls and place on a baking sheet (I got 12 cookies out of this recipe). Gently flatten the tops and cook for about 10 minutes or until just starting to brown. You want 'em nice and gooey. Enjoy!