Let me explain…
I’m studying Elementary Education and if I’ve learned anything from teaching so far it’s that every lesson is enjoyed more when there is food involved. Everyone LOVES food. I had a project in one of my technology classes to make a digital story and while most girls decided to do a cute Alphabet or princess love story…I decided to do mine on food. Baked goods. Well…cookies. Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies to be exact.
It’s a little story about two gangs that tend to have a bad repuation- The Butter Brigade and The C.Chip Gang. The people of Bakersfield all come together and help unite the two gangs. Precious right?
Sometimes I just have to laugh at some of the things I do for my major. I really do love it though. I can’t wait to teach after I graduate. Back to these cookies though…they pretty much have everything I would ever want in a cookie. I HIGHLY recommend making these puppies.
This is seriously a killer combo of ingredients…it’s like the trinity (celery, onion and carrot) of baking. Peanut Butter, Oats, and Chocolate!
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1 stick (½ cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature
½ cup chunky peanut butter (creamy works too)
½ cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup light brown sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup rolled oats
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips (optional)
Makes about 20 cookies.
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
3. Cream 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. Drop dough balls 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. (Don’t overbake! Cookies will continue cooking on baking sheet while cooking.)
Recipe adapted from Brown Eyed Baker.
If you want to see my complete project, or just need a little chuckle today check out my video below… just don’t make fun.