Thursday, March 11, 2010

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

In the spirit of last month's world athletic activities, I'd say that the delectable combination of peanut butter, oatmeal and chocolate makes these cookies


Baked at the right temperature and for just the right amount of time, these medallions of flour, sugar and butter achieve the perfect golden and bronze hues that'll make anyone's mouth water.  (Ok I'm done with the puns.)

Once again, my friend Trent spared me from having to schlep all my baking gear down five flights of stairs to the kitchen. Instead I just had to carry my baking sheets halfway across campus. A fair deal.

Trent proposed making some sort of peanut butter cookie this time, so I turned to one of my favorite blogs, Brown Eyed Baker. Of course, she had just what we were looking for: Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies. Even though their name was a bit of a mouthful,  they looked so good that all I could think of was just that:  mouthfuls and mouthfuls of them.

Peanut Butter-Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
(From Brown Eyed Baker)

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

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.

and voilà:

All these pics are actually from the next day, btw. I managed to  steal away save some
cookie dough and bake some  up for the guys. I was voted 'Suitemate of the Day'.

So there you have it. Another "gold medal" (just couldn't leave that one) excellent cookie recipe to file away for those days that need a little pb and chocolate.


Kristen Verge said...

Listen you, these will be made in abundance when I get home this summer. Or, if you prefer, you can just come live with me and be my baking man. I'm insanely jealous of your cooking skills/blog abilities, and I hope you know that a charming young man such as yourself who goes to Brown AND makes lemon bars will probably be receiving an abundance of internet marriage proposals. If you need help sorting through them, I'll be glad to assist.

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