Friday, May 7, 2010

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

FRIDAYYY!!! Yes! It's finally here! This week wasn't that long, but I'm super happy that the last day of the NY state math exam is TODAY! 

Yesterday after taking my sweet time getting ready for work, I still managed to leave early. I have found the earlier I leave, the longer it takes me to get to work. I really don't know how that happens, but it really doesn't make me want to leave any earlier!

I got an email yesterday asking about my favorite kitchen gadgets. I figured, why not post about them?? 
My favorite gadgets have to be (in no particular order) the Joyce Chen spiralizer because it does that.

Then there is my crinkle cutter. I love it because it makes anything just like fries.
Some of my other favorite gadgets are my avocado slicer, my dressing emulstir and my immersion blender.  I love the soft serve it makes!

Moving on...

After I came home from work I updated my music with all new Glee songs so I would be motivated to run. I actually had a great run, especially compared to last Thursday's which was TOUGH. I think it was the music that really got me going. Tell me I'm not the only one who has Glee on their ipod. 

When I finished that I got started on 2 batches of Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies from Michelle at Brown Eyed Baker. I needed a quick and easy cookie recipe to make for tomorrow. My students deserve some homemade cookies for how hard they have been working over the past couple of months. 

creamed butter, sugar, peanut butter and vanilla extract

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip
from Brown Eyed Baker

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1 stick (½ cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature
½ cup creamy peanut butter
½ cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup light brown sugar (I used 1/2 cup by accident...a pretty good mistake!)
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
½ cup rolled oats
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
2.. On medium speed, cream together the butter, peanut butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract, about 3 minutes. Add the egg and beat to combine.Add the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.Stir in the oats, and then the chocolate chips.
3.. Drop dough onto non stick baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly golden. Cool completely on the baking sheet.

I'm pretty sure these will be ALL gone tomorrow...considering Danny walked in the door, ate 3 and then ate dinner. I had to stop him from eating more so the people I made them for got some!
What are your weekend plans?? I'm going to Trader Joe's after work..WOOHOO!


Susan said...

Those cookies look PERFECT!!! Bookmarked. I'm staying at my mom's over the next few weeks and plan on using her big and gorgeous kitchen to the fullest!

Also, how sweet are you bringing those to your students?? :)

pegasuslegend said...

Yum, I think I will make the same mistake with the sugar these look great! more is better yes?

healthyexposures said...

You have so many fun kitchen gadgets!!

And your kids are going to love you for these cookies. Have fun at TJ's!! Don't get too lost in there ;)

Christie {Honoring Health} said...

Yum, those cookies look great.

I am hoping to have a relaxing weekend, I have been go go go for a few weeks and need to slow down.

Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said...

You are an awesome teacher...your students will love you for that stack of cookies! I love GLEE too, so no worries on the ipod music! I say whatever motivates you, right? Have a great day!!!

Simply Life said...

I am sure they are going to appreciate those cookies! Oooh that spiralizer looks too fun!

Katie @ Health for the Whole Self said...

I'm very jealous of your gadgets!!! And the cookies look wonderful. :)

Christine@Grub, Sweat and Cheers said...

Great looking cookies - think I'll make those soon but with peanut butter chips in them. You can never have enough peanut butter. Yum.

I think I'm the only person in the world who has not watched Glee...think I'll rent it this summer when things slow down and see what the fuss is about!

Hope you have a lovely weekend. Mine is going to be nutso!

Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly said...

Those cookies look fabulous!!!

Sassy-Kitchen said...

Those cookies look so delicious! said...

yay for testing being over! we start next week :(
weekend plans?
something fun tomorrow and then mom's day stuff on sunday.....too short of a weekend if you ask me.

whataboutsummer said...

I start to think "gee I wish I had those appliances too" but I'm not sure I'd know how to use them or where to begin... is the avocado tool really that useful? I've seen them in stores but don't know if they're practical or a gimmick


Emily (A Nutritionist Eats) said...

Yummmm, those cookies do look good!
PS. I have been wanting one of those crinkle cutters!

Megan D said...

I have ALWAYS wanted a crinkle cutter! Is that weird?! It would make my homemade fries look so much more professional :)

Gracie @ Girl Meets Health said...

This might be a dumb question, but what is it that you "spiralized?" Whatever it is...I totally want that gadget! :P

redkathy said...

Wish I was one of your students! Peanut butter cookies are my #1 favorite cookie. Your students won't know until much later in life what an impact you have made in their lives. Being rewarded for hard work it a much needed thing. The country needs more teachers like you. Have a wonderful weekend.

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

the cookies look PERFECT!
and your spiralizer makes slightly more "flat" and long noodles than round and curly. chen vs. the paderno. I can see it now, it's like two heavy weights squaring off :) i love seeing your noodles and how yours compare to mine.

Fit Chick in the City said...

That is my favorite cookie combo ever!

Trix said...

I want to come over and borrow your gadgets!!! What fun. said...

Your gadgets are awesome! I don't have any cool stuff in my kitchen. I better get on it! And those cookies...holy Heaven!

Melissa @ For the Love of Health said...

mmmmmmm cookies look sooooo good
Love kitchen gadgets!! My fave is my kitchen aid stand alone mixer

Katie said...

You always have the most yummy looking treats on your blog. I couldn't never bake that much. I would be eating constantly :P

Those cookies look so good.

Lyrically speaking said...

I really need to get myself a mixer cause I want to start making my own cookies and also biscuits and breads...

Lindsay said...

Those cookies look YUMMY!!!

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