Tuesday, October 26, 2010

More comfort food: Easy Oatmeal Cookies with Peanut Butter

I've been making a lot of comfort food lately. That says a lot about my state of mind; I'm baking for the comfort of baking itself, and I'm choosing to make things that satisfy the family's need for simple homemade treats. There's something very comforting in knowing that when I mix the right amounts of flour, sugar, butter, and a few other key ingredients, the results will always be tasty.

Easy Oatmeal Cookies with Peanut Butter

1 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups uncooked oats (quick oats are best)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine sugar and butter and peanut butter; mix well. Add flour and baking soad; stir in oats. Roll into 1-inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheets and press slightly with a sugared fork. Bake at 350 for 8 - 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool oncooling rack. Makes about 3 dozen.

Simple, delicious, and satisfying.

The original recipe was in WE Energies' 2008 Cookie Book; I added the peanut butter. If you find your cookies a little too moist, cut back on the butter or add flour/oats. I liked the texture of mine just like this.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm going to make these--but I'm adding chocolate chips because I'm bad that way.

10/26/2010 10:09 AM  
Blogger Earth Muffin said...

Ok, you say quick oats work best, but can old-fashioned be used? Just curious. Could you please email me an answer? Thanks! -EM

10/30/2010 10:52 AM  

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