Wednesday, February 10, 2010

peanut, peanut butter. no jelly.

So there I was, hunkered down on the couch, grumpy about the snow, watching Veronica Mars bake peanut butter cookies and I thought to myself....mmm, peanut butter cookies. I don't usually even like cookies. But, I needed peanut butter cookies. So, I looked over a few recipes on the internet, added this, subtracted that, and came up with some extremely yummy oatmeal peanut butter cookies. And easy. Did I mention that? SO easy. These cookies are soft and chewy and I might have to go have another one...

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

1/2 cup margarine, softened
3/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup quick cooking oats
Preheat oven to 350degrees. Combine margarine, peanut butter, honey, sugar, vanilla and egg. Add soda, salt, flour and oats. Give it a good stir. Chill in the refrigerator for 15 minutes. Use 2 teaspoons to drop dough onto cookie sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes. Keep an eye on these, they seem like they're not baking at all, and then suddenly they're done. I suspect they can overcook very quickly if you're not paying attention.
Well, there you have it folks. Nothing completes a snow day like warm, chewy cookies. Gotta pack on the extra pounds to stay warm in the endless winter.

I'm pretty sure my ass is bigger, but my hands are still cold.

1 comment:

  1. sounds amazing. I will have to get up the energy to try them myself. I am sure that I don't need to put on any more pounds either but what the hay? or is it hey?
    Oh, well!