Baking I think has officially become my ultimate procrastination tool. My brain seems to go ” I don’t feel like writing these results, I believe I shall that new cookie recipe I saw the other day.” I swear the visiting lecturer things I live in a bakery every time I have seen her I have presented her with baked goods in one form or another. Today’s procrastination took the form of cookies. It should be noted cookies are not really my forte, once I was trying out some type of orange cookies (cant remember what they were called) and once I put them in the oven I ended up with a huge bubbling orange melted mess in my pan which while tasty, turned everyone’s teeth orange and resembled in no shape or form baked goods..
That being said there is one recipe that has never failed me since I was small, the peanut butter choc chip recipe we got off the back of the bag of chocolate chips. While those are always a hit, I came across this one: Oatmeal peanut butter chocolate chip cookies and I couldn’t resist. Although mainly due to the fact that I have a large bag of quick oats in the pantry that rarely gets touched.
I have yet to come across good quality, cheap, chocolate chips in S.A so bars of Cadbury usually get chopped up and sacrificed to the baking goods when I require chocolate for recipes. Today the only chocolate I had in the house was the mint flavoured top deck (my favourite) thus a lovely extra mint component was added to the cookies which I do think worked rather well..
This recipe produces a really large amount of cookies probably close to 3 dozen.. Another lovely quality is that these retain their shape and there was little to no spreading occurring (for a change..). Right so here we go:
Peanu butter oat choc chunk cookies
1/2c butter (softened)
3/4c brown sugar
3/4c cup peanut butter
1tsp vanilla extract
1tsp baking soda
1c quick oats
1 bar of cadbury chocolate (chopped)
Cream the butter, sugar and peanut butter. Add in the egg and vanilla. Once mixed add the flour, baking soda, and salt gradually until fully mixed. Stir in the oats and the chocolate. Form round balls and place onto a baking tray covered with baking paper flattedn slightly using a fork.
Bake at 180 degrees for 9 minutes, until edges begin to brown.