Cookie Palooza

It is cookie madness in my apartment!! Tomorrow is our BBQ with the new first year at Ted’s so in true tradition I am baking up a storm of cookies and cookie bars!!!

Tonight I have made Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Scotchies, Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Scotchies, and Oatmeal Raisin cookies… can you tell I love oatmeal cookies?

I used the same base for all of the cookies and split up the batter into three different batches and added in the different toppings!

Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

adapted from Quaker Oats

Ingredients

  • 1/2  cup (1 stick) plus 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3/4  cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2  cup granulated sugar
  • 2  eggs
  • 1  teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-1/2  cups all-purpose flour
  • 1  teaspoon baking soda
  • 1  teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2  teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 3  cups Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
  • 1  cup raisins
  • If not using raisins, use chips of choice.. I used semi sweet chocolate chips and butterscotch chips
  • I also used 2 tsblspn of peanut butter in one batch

Preparation

Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat butter and sugars on medium speed of electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well. Add oats and raisins; mix well. *Or add any other toppings you use such as chips or peanut butter

Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.

I sneaked a bite of one of the oatmeal raisin cookies, soft and chewy… soooo yummy! My friend Ian requested these so I  hope he enjoys this batch! The other two cookies were requested by my friends today after I had brought them on Monday to Ted’s BBQ!

I can’t wait to get started on the bars tomorrow! I am making these smore’s bars again, after they were also requested as a follow up to Monday’s version! I am also using another one of Maria’s recipes… Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies!!!

In other news I had a delicious salad after a great six mile tempo run! I did each mile sub 9:30 and my last mile was 8:09!!!

In the mix:

Grilled chicken marinated in tomato sauce

Spinach and Romaine Mix

Orange pepper slices

Fresh Mozzarella chunks

mmmmm so delicious!

Ok now that I have made you all hungry I will leave you for the night! I am very sleepy but am too excited for the Roomies return tonight to sleep!!!!!

xxoo

Peace, Love, and be Sperry!

 

 

 

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