Welcome to #cookieweek my little cookie monsters! Susan of The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen and Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic have joined together this week with myself and 23 other bloggers to present to you a week of cookie treats! We have every type of cookie you can think of listed this week, including something for our furry friends! Now is the time to bookmark these recipes for the upcoming holidays and cookie swaps or simply visit our Pinterest board!
Make sure you enter the giveaway below, complete with some fabulous prizes from KitchenAid, King Arthur Flour, OXO,Silpat and Zulka Pure Cane Sugar!
The beginning of November often feels to me like it’s the start of a marathon… Like, Buckle up, Buttercup! The next couple of months are going to be a little insane. …And then, as soon as everything calms down around mid-January or so, I’ll have a baby. Hey, sounds like a plan!
Let’s get back to the discussion on from a few weeks ago about Ugly Food. Stews, remember? Ugly yet delicious. Curries are pretty dang rough looking as well, for all their tastiness. And then we have these ugly little Chewy PB and Oatmeal Cookies.
Don’t be a hater! You cant let the ugliness of these cookies deter you in any way. They are nothing short of my own vision of a chewy cookie wonder; nutty and not too sweet, with the oatmeal flakes competing for perfection along with a crisp-at-the-edges outside and a batter-y inside. Since I’m in Michigan for a few days for work and hanging at my parents, I baked the (third, final) recipe of these bad boys in my parent’s kitchen. My mother and I decided that since these cookies have oatmeal (soluble fiber!), peanut butter (protein!) and, uh… eggs! they were perfect for breakfast.
We’re so smart. That’s why we sat at the kitchen counter and ate four each at like, 10 in the morning on Saturday. Breakfast of Champs, that’s what we said to ourselves.
Ready to get started with me and Cookie Week? Check out the details for the awesome giveaway below the recipe, and make sure to swing by all the other blogger’s cookie recipes when you can.
Personally, I’m looking forward to more reasons to scarf cookies for breakfast. Yay, holiday baking!
Extra-Chewy Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Cookies
1/2 stick of butter (1/4 cup), melted
1 cup old fashioned minute oats
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup white flour
Preheat the oven to 350*F. Whisk together the butter and eggs and add the oats. Set aside to let the oats soak a bit.
In a large bowl, combine the peanut butter, dark brown sugar, vanilla and salt and mix until thoroughly combined. Add the butter, eggs and oats and mix, then add the flour and stir just until the flour is incorporated.
Drop the cookies in tablespoon sized balls onto a baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until the bottoms have browned and slightly crisped, and the cookies come easily off the bottom of the pan. Allow to cool slightly before serving.
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This giveaway is open to US residents from November 11, 2013 through November 16, 2013 11:59pm EST and will be picked from random draw. The winners will be notified via email and have 72 hours to respond, if not their prize is forfeited and another winner will be chosen.
How to Enter:
- Mandatory Entry: Leave a comment below with your favorite cookie to bake during the holidays or for cookie swaps.
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