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Monday, February 27, 2012

peanut butter oatmeal and chocolate swirl cookies

i love cookies
oatmeal cookies
peanut butter cookies
 chocolate chip cookies
put them together and i'm giddy

a little more on the cookies in a bit but first
i'm on the road again
i'm having a fun few days
visiting my daughter allison and her family 

we've been rearranging furniture and accessories
as you know, one of my favorite past times
allison just painted the entire inside of her house 
so some tweaking was in order

and of course playing games, reading books and getting lots of hugs from my grandkids

and baking

peanut butter oatmeal and chocolate swirl cookies
3/4 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
in electric mixer with paddle attachment
cream butters together until smooth  
add sugars and vanilla until well combined
add eggs one at a time mixing after each
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
2 cups original oats
mix until well combined
put batter on parchment paper and roll up like a tootsie roll

place in fridge for 30 minutes

in double boiler melt
12 oz. chocolate chips
2 tablespoons unsalted butter

on a floured piece of parchment
roll out dough in rectangle about 1/4" thick

frost dough with melted chocolate mixture
roll up using parchment

place in fridge for 30 minutes
slice about 1/4 inch thick
makes 30 cookies

bake at 375 degrees for 8 minutes or until golden on top

my newest grandson "hank"
isn't he precious, he's named after his great great grandpa
i'm going to visit him and his family in a couple of weeks
picture taken by rumor has it photography

only 3 days left to enter the february giveaway!!!

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