Wednesday, December 7, 2011

My favorite cookie {with a super long name}

Today I'm sharing with you my most favorite cookie recipe. Years ago {circa 2005} Martha Stewart published a special addition Holiday Cookie magazine. Thanks to this magazine I fell in love with the Peanut Butter Chocolate-Chip Oatmeal Cookie. It's a very hearty cookie. It's so good you can't eat just one. I dare you to try. I make them so much I've memorized the recipe.

I wish I was more like the Smitten Kitchen or The Pioneer Woman and had step by step photos of the recipe. But I'm a very unorganized cook and it never occurs to me to take a photo. Don't let my lack of photos fool you this cookie is superb!

3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1/3 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2 cups whole peanuts, salted

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl mix together oats. flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

Put sugars and butter in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium until pale and fluffy. Add vanilla and eggs.

On low speed add the oatmeal mixture. Mix until it's combined. Mix in peanuts and chocolate chips. 

Using a spoon or ice cream scoop, drop balls of dough two inches apart on a cookie. Bake until set and golden brown 12-15 minutes. 

*tips* I have a gas oven and only bake my cookies for 12 minutes. If you like crisper cookies bake them longer. Since these are big cookies I typically only get six cookies on a baking sheet at a time. 

I have a couple of cookie exchanges next month and this will be my go to cookie. I'm going to use this clever idea to present my cookies. Seriously, why didn't I think of that?

So what's your favorite Christmas cookie?


Emily Golding said...

LoVe lOvE LOVE your paper plate idea!!!

Branson said...

I don't think I have ever had a peanut butter oatmeal cookie... sounds like heaven! And how cute is that plate idea!! LOVE! I found you at the Cookie Exchange :)

Hershey's Moma {amy} said...

I am going to set the butter out right now. For reals. That's my kind of cookie-
I saw you pin that plate a few weeks ago now and thought it was so adorable then... and clever!

mel @ the larson lingo said...

My mouth is watering...I love anything peanut butter. Can't wait to make them! Thanks for linking up!!

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

Okay, now those look DELICIOUS! I love cookies. I think cookies are my favorite food ;)

Maria said...

Hi Angee! These look delicious! And guess what? I have that MS issue and was looking over it a few nights ago. It is one of her best cookie issues ever.

Maria @ The Honest Kitchen

Sarah said...

Love this. So yummy. You should come link up with us too. :D

gloria said...

The cookies sound soooo good and really like the plate idea! So pretty....very clever!

HungryLittleGirl said...

Saw these cookies at the Great Cookie Exchange!
They are so beautiful and sound so delicious!
I would love to have you link them and/or any other recipe of yours to Wednesday Extravaganza - my Foodie Link Party with a special something! Here is the link to it:

Can't wait to see you there :)