TWD #28: “A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand”
Get it? Balanced?
Because if you have a cookie in each hand, you’re like a scale and holding both cookies keeps you balanced. *snort* I get jokes. Ok… maybe I didn’t get it at first and my husband had to explain it to me but I get it now. I think I just lost some cool points by admitting that huh?
You probably guessed by now that this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie-nators are baking up some cookies! I don’t claim to be a cookie person. I think I am too impatient for cookies. Making each individual cookie – scooping the dough, rolling the ball, space it evenly out on the cooking sheet – makes me tired just thinking about it. But I have to admit lately I am coming around to the cookie side. I still decided to half the recipe to preserve my dwindling butter supply and thats how I wrote it up below. You can find the original recipe on Stefany from Proceed With Caution‘s blog.
What I learned this week:
I am in love with my silicone baking mat (even though its a Silpat copycat).
Chunky Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Chocolate Chipsters
(Recipe from Dorie Greenspan’s BFMHTY | photos from me!)
Makes about 30 cookies
1-1/2 cups old fashion oats (I used Quaker Oats)
1/2 cup AP flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp salt
1 stick unsalted butter
1/2 cup peanut butter (I used Jif smooth)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cups bittersweet chocolate chips
Combine oats, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt together. Set aside.
In a stand mixer fitted with flat beater, beat butter, sugars, peanut butter until creamy. Add eggs, then beat in vanilla extract. Slowly add in dry ingredients. Turn off stand mixer and fold in chocolate chips. Cover and chill for 2 hours or up to 1 day.
Preheat oven to 350F.
Scoop dough with tablespoon. Put them 2 inches apart on a baking sheet fitted with silicone mat. Flatten balls of dough with palm of your hand.
Bake for 13-15 minutes until golden. Repeat with remaining dough.
Husband rating: A
Dorie said the magic words – peanut butter – so T was sold before I even made the cookies. He’s not a huge fan of oatmeal cookies but he really like these ones.
Wifey rating: A-
I am not a big oatmeal cookie fan either. If I make these cookies again I’ll probably add more peanut butter or maybe try chunky next time b/c I could barely taste it in these cookies.
Other rating: A
I brought these cookies to T’s family Labor Day party and everyone liked them. They all agreed with me that they could barely taste the peanut butter though. But it was definitely one of the few desserts at the party that went quickly!
Next week: Chocolate Whopper Malted Drops on page 85