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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Best Cookies Ever

I love a classic peanut butter and chocolate combination in any kind of dessert. And cookies happen to be my most favorite kind of dessert. (Anyone a Gary Gulman fan? You have to listen to his Cookie stand-up bit...hilarious!)

So like I mentioned last week, B Daddy and I spent the weekend with the high school small groups we lead at a church retreat and I decided to make cookies for the occasion. Which turned out to be the best cookies ever as a matter of fact.

I wanted to involve peanut butter and chocolate naturally and M&Ms happened to be on sale at I put it all together and added some oatmeal for health purposes. ;) They turned out to be absolutely delicious. Make these fairly large so they stay nice and soft and serve with a glass of ice cold milk. Oh so yummy!

Peanut Butter-Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Adapted from Brown-Eyed Baker, makes about 30 cookies
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup M&Ms

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.

3. On medium speed, cream together the butter, peanut butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract, about 3 minutes. Add the egg and beat to combine. On low speed, gradually add the flour until just combined. Stir in the oats, and then the chocolate chips.

4. Use a large cookie scoop (3 tablespoons) and drop dough onto prepared baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly golden. Cool completely on the baking sheet and then store in an airtight container at room temperature.


  1. Ha ha. We should combine our blogs and call them/it something like "Naughty and Nice" or "The Good, The Bad, And The Healthy". :)
    Looks delicious!!!

  2. Just made this and I must agree-peanut butter and m&ms...delicious!

  3. best cookie recipe I've ever made- and they are beautiful!

    1. Thank you! : ) I have been making one batch and storing the rest of the dough straight in the freezer lately. Otherwise they are gone in a day!


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