Saturday, October 31, 2009


HAPPY HALLOWEEN FROM OUR NEIGHBORHOOD TO YOURS!! This cookie recipe has something in it for everyone...peanut butter, oatmeal & mini-chocolate chips. It makes a flat, tender, crispy cookie that is delicious all by itself, or you can use them to make ice cream sandwiches, or you can put chocolate frosting in between two of the cookies. It is a very versatile cookie. I hope you all have a spooktacular (and safe) Halloween!!

¾ cup all purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon baking powder
½ cup butter (room temperature)
½ cup peanut butter
½ cup white sugar
½ cup brown sugar (I like to use dark brown)
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup quick-cooking oats
½ cup mini-chocolate chips

In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, cream the butter, peanut butter, sugars, vanilla and egg together until smooth. Add all of the dry ingredients and mix until everything is well incorporated. Roll into balls about the size of a walnut, then roll the balls in granulated sugar.
Place on ungreased cookie sheet and flatten with the end of a cup or glass dipped in sugar.
Bake in preheated 350F oven for 10-12 minutes (mine took 12 minutes). Let these cookies cool on your cookie sheet for a minute or so before you remove them.
This recipe makes about 2½ dozen or so cookies, depending on how large you make them. The cookies are a little fragile when you take them out of the oven, but if you let them cool on the pan for just a minute or so, you won't have that problem.

These cookies make excellent ice cream sandwiches!!!