You would never know it from looking at him, but Steve loves snacks. :) He doesn't like it when I don't have sweets in the house for him to snack on. We had finished off our Éclair dessert from last week and didn't have anything sweet for snacks, so Micah and I decided it was time to make some cookies for Daddy (and us too :)). These are one of my favorite cookies. I got the recipe from my mother-in-law and they make a lot of cookies. And I think it produces Micah's favorite cookie dough yet because it has "M Ms" in them which are pretty much his favorite thing (we can't figure out if it's because they're really his favorite to eat or they have the first letter of his name on them).
Ingredients: Butter, White Sugar, Brown Sugar, Quick Oats, Peanut Butter, Baking Soda, Eggs, Vanilla, M&Ms, Chocolate Chips
In a mixing bowl cream together a stick of softened butter...
1 1/2 cups of brown sugar...
and one cup of white sugar
Make sure you tap out every last bit of sugar :)
And make sure you have your spatula ready
Add 3 eggs to the creamed mixture
And mix until nice and smooth
Add 4 1/2 cups of quick oats...
2 teaspoons of baking soda...
and 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
Mix until all ingredients are incorporated
Then add 1 teaspoon of vanilla
And mix again (this is a great time to clean off your spatula)
Oh, this boy loves making cookies (i.e. eating cookie dough)
Then add 1 cup of chocolate chips...
(notice Micah never lets the spatula out of his hand)
And 1 cup of M&Ms
Give it a quick mix
Drop onto a cookie sheet (I used the medium size cookie scoop, these cookies are meant to be big)
While I was scooping Micah was picking the M&Ms out of the batter, silly boy
Bake the cookies at 325 for about 15 minutes or until just golden brown
This sight made Steve very happy when he walked in for lunch :)
These cookies also make great gifts (since the recipe makes so many). Just put a few cookies on a plate, put the plate on two pieces of plastic wrap crisscrossed...
Pull put the plastic wrap, tie with a ribbon, and there you go, a very happy piano student that she came on the same day you made a lot of cookies :)
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
4 1/2 cups quick oats
2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup M&Ms
1 cup chocolate chips
Cream together butter and sugars. Add eggs, mix. Add oats, baking soda and peanut butter, mix. Add vanilla, mix. Stir in M&Ms and chocolate chips. Drop in mounds and bake at 325 for 15 minutes or until just golden brown.