Thursday, January 26, 2012

Whatever You Got cookies

Sorry it has been forever since our last post! We have been baking more than ever, but we had some technical difficulties.. First, I broke the camera.. so I couldn't take pictures. Then, we couldn't access the blog because we have conflicting accounts or something. Too complicated for me, but I somehow found determination to figure it out! So here we are, better late than never, right? Onto, food.. the other night my mom was having the usual sweet tooth, and as usual it was my duty to fulfill it. So I go look around the pantry trying to figure out something new and creative. She wanted white chocolate, there were some oreo's I felt the need to get rid of, and what goes better with oreo's than peanut butter? So, I grabbed the jar of peanut butter as well. Then I was feeling really unhealthy, so I added oatmeal.. problem solved. What do you get when you throw all of that together? A white chocolate oatmeal peanut butter oreo cookie. That's right. Weird I know, but I am telling you.. these flavors were amazing together. Here's what you'll need to make this crazy thing
Butter, peanut butter, eggs, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, salt, flour, baking soda, oats, white chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and oreo's! Place butter and peanut butter in a large microwave safe bowl
gotta love that stuff... Now microwave 30 seconds at a time until melted. Stir until well combined. Add both sugars
Stir those in well. Next, add your eggs and how ever much vanilla your heart deisres
Whisk together well, add your remaining ingredients
Fold all that together until well combined. My spatula wasn't doing the trick, so I went with the old fashioned way...
This way you get to lick your fingers when you're done. Perfect. Lick and wash your hands. Scoop dough into balls, making sure you get a little of each ingredient into each cookie
Bake about 8 or 9 minutes, no more.. nobody likes a frisbee for a cookie
Cool on baking sheet about a minute or two. Scoop off onto foil or cooling wrack. You can wait until cool, or if you don't have patients, dig in
Remaining dough can be stored in the fridge, in an airtight container up to 3 days. Hope you enjoy these! Also, if you are not crazy about oreo's or white chocolate, you can omit them and add whatever else you can find in your pantry. Peanut butter is a great team with about anything. 

 White Chocolate Peanut Butter Oreo Oatmeal Cookies
1 1/4 cups AP flour
1 cup of old fashioned oats
1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 stick of unsalted butter
1/3 cup of your favorite peanut butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg + 1 egg yolk
1 Tablespoon vanilla
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter chips
10 oreo cookies, chopped (may use more or less)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Add butter and peanut butter to a large microwave safe bowl, and heat in 30 second intervals until melted; stir together well. Let cool. Add both sugars, mixing well. Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and stir until mixed. Add remaining ingredients and fold in until a dough forms – it will look crumbly at first, but it will come together. I even used my hands to bring it all together. If necessary, add 2 teaspoons of milk, but I did not need this. Scoop the dough into balls and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake for 8-9 minutes or until the middle is no longer gooey. Do not over bake. Let cool on baking sheet about a minute, transfer to foil or cooling wrack. Serve warm or cool completely. Enjoy!