Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe came from my mother-in-law many years ago.  It's origin I am not aware of. 

My kids prefer these over regular chocolate chip cookies. 

3/4 cup butter (soft)
1 3/4 cup all purpous flour
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg (room temp.)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups oats
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees
In large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium until smooth.  Add half flour, the brown sugar, sugar, egg, baling powder, vanilla and baking soda.  Beat till well mixed.  Mix in remaining flour, mix well.  With a wooden spoon stir in oats. mix well.  Stir in chocolate chips, mix well.
Bake on ungreased baking sheet 2" apart for 10-12 minutes (less time if using a dark cookie sheet).
Cool an a wire cooling rack.  Enjoy!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Peanut Butter Cookies

On New Years Eve my girls and I made Peanut Butter Cookies from the Better Homes and Garden New Cook 1989 edition.

My girls decided to add the milk chocolate chips to the tops after I took the hot cookies from the oven.
Although my family enjoed these, I found the peanut butter flavor a little weak.  I think the next time I bake them I'll either add peanut butter chips to the batter or increase the actual amount of peanut butter added.

1/2 cup butter (soft)
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 1/4 c ll purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar (can substitute 1/4 cup honey)
1 egg (room temp.)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

In a mixing bowl combine Butter and peanut butter with an electric mixer on high.  Add 1/2 cup flour, sugars, egg, baking soda, baking powder and vanilla.  Beat until well combined.  Beat in remaining flour.  If needed chill dough before handling.
Shape dough into 1 inch balls.  Place on baking sheet atleast 2 inches apart.  Use a fork to flatten with criss-cross pattern.
Bake at 375 degrees for 7-9 minutes.
*Add chocolate chips or hershey kisses immediatly upon removing cookies from oven.
Cool and enjoy.

Sorry for the wonky colors in the photo, my kitchen has horrible lighting!!

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