Thursday, December 9, 2010

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Treats

So, most of my Christmas shopping is done (thank you deer hunting opener!) and my house in mainly decorated. We are heading to get the tree this weekend and I have been wrapping presents like mad, including the ones from (picture this in a hushed whisper now) S-A-N-T-A! That means I am free to bake up a storm!! I pulled out a few of my books and have a few cookie recipes planned for this festive month of December! A few are old favorites and a few are ones that have been pulled out of magazines and haven't gotten tried yet... So, follow along on this journey of sweetness!! Here's the first one for you! It was very yummy - they were soft and chewy, just make sure that you don't overcook them, so keep an eye on the first couple of batches!

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Treats
(recipe found at

1 3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups uncooked oats
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Mix together flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In large bowl, cream butter, peanut butter and sugars. Beat in eggs, milk and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture, oats and chocolate chips. Drop mixture by rounded teaspoons about 3 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

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