The holidays are about over and then it’s a new year! I’m still trying to figure out where 2013 went.
I haven’t started making my new year’s resolutions list yet. Have any of you? I’m sure one thing on my list will be something like: eat healthier. . . I may stick with it for a day or two, but aren’t new year’s resolutions meant to be broken?
These cookies are one of my new favorites. The dough is fabulous and cookies are even more fabulous. How can you go wrong with melted butter and peanut butter combined with oatmeal and white chocolate.
I wish you all a Happy New Year!
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/3 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 egg + 1 yolk
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup old fashioned whole oats
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup peanut butter chips
In a medium-sized microwave safe bowl, melt the butter for about one minute, add the peanut butter and cook for 30 more seconds. Stir until mixture is smoother and combined. Add the brown & white sugar to the melted butter & peanut butter mixture and stir. Set aside to cool for about 5 minutes.
Add the egg, yolk and vanilla and whisk until smooth and combined.
Add the flour, oats, baking soda and salt and stir until combined. Fold in the white chocolate chips and peanut butter chips and stir. Place dough in the refrigerator and chill for at least two hours.
After dough as chilled, preheat oven to 325 degrees. Using a small cookie scoop, form balls and drop onto silpat-lined baking sheets, about 2 inches apart. Flatten the mounds slightly with your finger.
Bake 9 to 11 minutes. The bottoms will have set, yet the tops will look quite under-done. That's ok, don't overbake because they will set up more while cooking. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheets for at least 10 minutes or until they have firmed up.
Recipe Source: Peanut Butter Comfort Cookbook