Friday, October 2, 2009

Halle-flippin'-lujah: These Cookies Just Might Save the World

My dear friend Arizona Amanda gave me the recipe for these truly, truly scrumptious (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang reference intended) cookies last year. And I hate to admit it, but I lost it. Twice.

Sorry Amanda. I will blame it on being pregnant and absent-minded. And the fact that I was moving. It has nothing to do with the fact that I am unorganized. Nothing at all.

Anyway, imagine my elation when I found the recipe the other day, in my wallet of all places. I just made them today and HOLY COW... they are good.

They are goodness incarnate.

They are the Mother Teresa of cookies.

WARNING: If you don't like peanut butter, just walk away. These cookies are not for you. Although, I think we will have some serious relationship problems if you don't like peanut butter, but I will try to move past it if you will.

Onto the cookies.

Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip-Oatmeal Cookies
  • 1 c unsalted butter, room temp.
  • 1 c granulated sugar
  • 1 c packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 c. creamy peanut butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 c all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt (omit if you use salted butter)
  • 2 c chocolate chips
  • 2 c oats

Using an electric mixer, beat butter, sugars and peanut butt-ah until well blended. Beat in eggs and vanilla until smooth.

In another bowl mix flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Slowly beat flour mixture into butter mixture until well incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips and oats.

Drop two tablespoons worth, 3 inches apart on greased baking sheets.

Bake at 350 for 9-11 minutes. (note: if you forget the cookies and bake them for 25 minutes, they will be ruined... not that I did that.)

Take the cookies out when the tops just feel set when lightly touched. They will seem under-cooked, but don't worry... they'll firm up when they cool.

Let stand 5 minutes on sheets and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely... or just long enough that you don't burn your mouth when you start devouring them.

Now go forth and save the world, one cookie at a time!


  1. Did you bring some of these to Stev this morning? I should have stolen one! :)

  2. You had me at the "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" reference. I loved that movie as a child (except for that horrific child-catcher...what the HECK was up with THAT character?! Freaked me out as a kid). I will put these on my "to-make" list. xoxo

  3. I completely agree, Suzanne! The child-catcher was SO freaky. I concur... What the heck WAS up with that?!