April 27, 2009

Team Cookies

Sometimes writing ideas come to me without any effort and in full detail. Other times I can only form thoughts in bits and pieces. Today you get the latter. But it comes with cookies!

Cookie of the Day: Peanut Butter, Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip Team Cookies.

Word of the Day: Schadenfreude.

Website of the Day: FMyLife.

Colour of the Day: Maroon.

Activity of the Day: Tennis.

Hunted Animal of the Day: Wild turkey.

Destination of the Day: Korea.

Rule of the Day: Rule #76, No excuses, play like a champion.

Song of the Day: Savior by Rise Against

Team Cookies (from Jls’ Mom and adapted slightly by me)

1 cup crunchy peanut butter
1 cup soft butter
1 cup white sugar
1 cup lightly-packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tsp salt
1-1½ cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips

Cream together peanut butter, butter, white and brown sugar and brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla , and beat until light and fluffy. In a separate bowl, combine oats, flour and baking soda and salt, and stir into peanut butter mixture. Add chocolate chips. Drop by spoonfuls onto silpat or parchment lined baking sheets. Place in oven at 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes or until lightly brown. Cool on rack. Makes 4 dozen.

My notes: These cookies are my favourite. And yes, I’ve already posted about them here and in ice cream form here, but they’re my favourite and it’s my party and I’ll post about them again if I want to. For those who are allergic to chocolate, (sad but true) substituting toasted pecans for the chocolate chips works well. In the past white chocolate chips and butterscotch chips have also been swapped in, but I like the chocolate ones best. If you don’t use chunky peanut butter, I’d suggest adding salted peanuts and omitting the salt.


Snooky doodle said...

oh these look delicious, I bet this recipe leads alot of cookies :) yummy

Anne said...

These are seriously some of the best cookies, ever. I've made them a few times, and everyone loves them. And now you just made me crave them so I guess I better get baking... :)

Bellini Valli said...

Three of my favourite cookies all rolled into one:D

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

I kind of like this style blog post. Very easy to digest (no pun intended)!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Oh, Bri, these cookies look perfect! I have got to try them, too.

Nora said...

Wow, they look delicious. The only thing is that I'm not a massive fan of peanuts - do they taste quite peanuty? Do you think they would work with hazelnuts?

Anonymous said...

Team cookies sound delicious! They look great!

Sam D'Andrade said...

Mmmmm I am too familiar with these increda-good cookies, but I like to make them a little differently. Instead of semi-sweet chips, I like to add milk chocolate chips or jazzy m&m's. AND the ingredient that makes these babies taste like magic: sweetened coconut. I suggest leaving out some sugar if adding the coconut.

Deborah said...

I can vouch for these cookies - I've made them from your blog before!

kickpleat said...

I so want a cookie right now and these look perfect.

Mrs. L said...

Your website of the day had my laughing for hours. Thanks, I needed that today.

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