Thursday, February 23, 2012

Incredible Peanut butter Oatmeal cookies

This past weekend was all about camping and foods that went with camping.  I had the privilege to go camping to Joshua tree for some hiking and rock climbing with a group of amazing adventurous people.  I can definitely say it was great fun, lots of exercise and good eating. One thing this group knows is great places to camp and the tasty and hearty food that goes with camping.   This brings me to this week’s recipe.  One of the things Faye and I love about our blog is that we truly make and use each other’s recipes.  This weekend I used an adaption of the Sirloin Chili, vegetarian version and the Insanely Good Salted Toffee Chocolate bar. Both were a hit!   In addition to those two items, I also made these Incredible Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies.   They were soft and crispy all in one. They had great crunch factor due to the peanuts and not too sweet like some peanut butter cookies.  The oats is definitely what makes these cookies Incredible. It’s like having a peanut butter and oatmeal cookie all at once.  I have to throw in this funny story.  For those of you that have gone camping, you will understand that one of the main problems when you go camping is…. You leave items at home by accident!! So guess what didn’t making to Joshua tree… yep, the Incredible Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies.  So after returning from a long trip, we had 2 ½ dozen cookies waiting for us…Maybe these cookies were not suppose to go on this camping trip J… Happy Cooking Everyone

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies (adaption from better home and garden)

¾ cup butter, soften

½ cup peanut butter

1 cup sugar

½ packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

1  ¼ cups all purpose flour

2 cups Rolled Oats

1 cup roasted peanuts (no salt)

1.       Preheat oven to : 375 degrees

2.       In a large bowl mix butter and peanut butter with a electric mixer (I used my Kitchen Aid with the whisk attachment) for about 1 minute.

3.       Add sugar , brown sugar, baking powder and baking soda. Beat till everything is combined. (I switched to the mixing blade on the Kitchen Aid)

4.       Beat in eggs and vanilla. About 1 minute

5.       Add flour. Combine still the egg mixture is mixed into the flour.

6.       Stir in Oats and peanuts

7.       Drop dough using an ice cream scoop and place 2 inches apart on a non greased cookie sheet.

8.       Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and quickly transfer them to a cooking rack.

9.       Enjoy with a big glass of milk!!!!

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