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Friday, June 15, 2012

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies (and a slight mini peanut butter cup variation)

I love peanut butter and oatmeal. And oatmeal and chocolate chips. So I guess that means I would like peanut butter chips and oatmeal?

Okay, where this is really coming from is... I have this random bag of mini peanut butter cup chips in my pantry. I actually think it was an accident. I certainly don't remember buying them so perhaps I picked them up by accident instead of chocolate chips? Anyhow, regardless of how they got into my kitchen, I've got to use them. And to my surprise, they look and taste exactly like peanut butter cups. Hmmmm....

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies 
(and a slight mini peanut butter cup variation)
Makes 24 cookies

1/2 cup Butter, room temp
1/4 cup Sugar
1/3 cup Brown Sugar
1 Large Egg
2 tbsp Vanilla Extract
2/3 cup Whole Wheat Flour
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
1 1/2 cups Quick Oats
1/2 cup Walnuts, chopped
1/2 cup Chocolate Chips (or mini peanut butter cup chips or mixed!)

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

Cream together the butter and sugars until fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla.

Stir together flour, baking soda and salt and then add to butter mixture and mix until just combined.  Stir in oats, walnuts and chocolate chips.

Roll into 3/4 inch balls and flatten slightly with your fingers. Place onto silpat or parchment lined baking sheets and bake for 12-14 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

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