Monday, March 9, 2009
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies...
So, did your house sing today? The Nagle5 household did. Unfortunately, it kept trying to sing "Working Can Wait, This is Paradise"! We had an unexpected snow storm that was beautiful, but really stopped Spring in her tracks. Superman stayed home today, as he was feeling a bit under the weather. That, combined with the lingering effect of "Spring Forward", gave us all a late start this morning and we really started off slowly. Still, the kids and I pulled it off. They liked the new schooling/chore schedule I've come up with and I feel happy that they're getting so much done on Mondays...a win-win all around. We labeled some popsicle sticks and got the holiday decorations moved out of the basement and into the garage! Unfortunately, I tweaked my back doing something I knew I shouldn't have done, so I stopped there. The pantry isn't done yet. Oh, well, progress, not perfection!
Since I'm kind of stuck on my rump, I thought I'd share one of my all-time favorite cookie recipes with you. I still remember where I got this recipe...I got it from a girl named Julie who lived in the apartments above us when Charming was 3. They moved and we didn't keep in touch, but I kept the recipe (and you'll be glad I did).
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon vanilla (I don't need to tell you that I use more, right?)
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup oatmeal
1 cup chocolate chips (Confession: I just throw in a few handfuls til it looks right!)
Bake at 375 for 10 minutes.
That's it...how easy is that? They are so good and so easy. They have more depth than a traditional chocolate chip cookie, but aren't overpoweringly peanut butter-y. Honestly, they are close to perfect.