My dad had neck surgery recently and is still recovering… cookies are good medicine, right? OK good! I thought so too.
So these cookies have a May 7th birthday but I am slow at getting them posted! Thank you in advance for your forgiveness on that and the lack of step-by-step pictures. When playing referee for thr toddler and/or holding an active 7 month old so he leaves the dogs tail alone it is hard to snap crisp clear pictures or any pictures at all for that matter. Oh and my counter, let’s not start on the status of my kitchen…
Back to the main event – cookies.
They are really simple and have a simple yet yummy and nutty flavor! How can you mess up a peanut butter and chocolate combination in ANYTHING?
Here are the ingredients:
- 1 cup natural style peanut butter (or whatever you have)
- 1 cup or 2 sticks butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar (if you want a sweeter cookie use 1 cup)*
- 1/2 cup white sugar (if you want a sweeter cookie use 1 cup)
- 4 oz semi-sweet bakers chocolate
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1.5 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1.5 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 cup white flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup roughly chopped pecans (optional)
- 1 cup chocolate chips (optional)
– Beat the butters and sugars until rather fluffy. Melt your chocolate according to the directions and add it right into your fluffy dough (you don’t want it to be too hot, but still very soft/melted) and beat it for a little longer to incorporate it fully. Add the eggs and vanilla – beat more. Add all the dry ingredients (besides pecans) to a separate bowl and stir together before slowly adding to the mixer bowl a cup-ish at a time. After the dough is stirred together well you can stir in the pecans and chocolate chips by hand.
– Bake rounded balls in a 350 degree oven for about 9 minutes. Cookies will not appear to be super chocolatey, like a brownie but have a nice chocolate flavor that combines well with the Peanut butter.
ENJOY! Cookies make for some great medicine – 😉 They are at least good for the soul!