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Thursday, January 29, 2009

How to Spend an Ice Day

Bake cookies with your toddler until he becomes bored and then mom finishes while toddler colors! recipe at bottom

Step One: Hide in the pantry while Momma tries to get out all of the supplies.

Step Two: Assemble supplies on counter. Although, I just realized, as I was typing the recipe, that I totally did not use a whole stick of butter! Oops, I just did 1/2 a stick! They were good, but would have been awesome had they had the rest of the butter!

Step Three: Pour ingredients and mix batter.

Step Four: Color while Momma finishes.

Step Five: Drop dough on cookie sheet that obviously needs to be replaced with a new one.

Step Six: Wish the cookies would bake faster.

Step Seven: Enjoy your creation! Make sure to lick the evidence off your fingers!

A+ Cookies

Yields 3 dozen

3 large eggs

1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed

1 cup sugar

2 tsp. vanilla extract

2 tsp. baking soda

1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 1/2 cups chunky or smooth peanut butter

4 1/2 cups rolled oats

1/2 pound semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/2 pound M&Ms, peanut or plain

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk eggs in a large bowl. Add sugars, vanilla, baking soda, butter, and peanut butter, one at a time, blending well after each addition. Stir in oats, chocolate chips, and M&Ms until well blended. Form large tablespoons of dough into balls. Place on an ungreased baking sheet 4 inches apart. Bake 12-15 minutes. Do not overbake. Cool on wire racks.


lisette said...

Yum! I will have to do that one w/Lainey. How are you feeling? I hope you are doing well!

andydawn said...

Yummy!! Cookies are my weakness :)

The Wilson Family said...

Such cute pictures... I especially love the one of Reid looking in the oven!!!! SO CUTE! And, that cookie recipe sounds amazing! I am definitely going to have to try it soon!!! Love ya!

Following Him said...

Glad Reid loved the cookies :)

Team Carroll said...

LOVE it! These cookies are TOO precious...and tasty, too ;) Thanks so much for such a thoughtful little treat! We both loved it!! We had so much fun with you guys on Monday!! Can't wait to see y'all again soon!! Love ya!

Donnell Days said...

Yum yum! I will definitely have to make those sometime...I love all of the fun recipes you post! :) I have to agree with Kara...Reid looking in the oven is just too cute!

Lindsey said...

Such professional looking cooking pics Mere! I'm impressed! And they were delish - even if they were missing some butter! :)