Cookies for breakfast? That sounds like a great idea to me! I found this recipe for Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies a few years back when I was reviewing Bob’s Red Mill Everyday Gluten-Free Cookbook and thought this would be a good time to repost them. They are great for busy school day mornings or anytime you need an easy breakfast idea. They make a nice snack too!Continue reading
I had some miniature peanut butter cups on hand and found a great recipe to use them in! These Chocolate-Stuffed Peanut Butter Brownies were recommended to me by a friend and I’m so glad I tried them out! They are really yummy—an irresistible combination of peanut butter and chocolate. This is a Betty Crocker® recipe (I just changed it very slightly) and in addition to peanut butter cups, there’s also milk chocolate chips and creamy peanut butter mixed in the batter…a peanut-butter-and-chocolate-lover’s dream! So say hello to these Chocolate-Stuffed Peanut Butter Brownies…and you may never want to say goodbye! 🙂 (Don’t say I didn’t warn you!) 😀Continue reading
I don’t think I ever would have made these Thick & Chewy Peanut Butter Crispy Treats if it hadn’t been for Marijo. One day at work I went by her desk and she had three bags of marshmallows sitting on one side of her desk area. “What are you going to do with those?” I asked. “Someone had extra marshmallows and gave me some,” she said. “I’ll probably give them to my grandkids. Do you want a bag?” Continue reading
I’m a big fan of peanut butter and have been since I was a kid. It’s just one of those classic foods that people of all ages love. If you’re a peanut butter lover too, you’ve probably seen PBfit® Peanut Butter Powder on the shelves at your grocery store. I received some complimentary samples of both the Chocolate and Original PBfit products, and learned a little more about them. They have 87% (yes 87%) less fat than traditional peanut butter and 1/3 of the calories. So that’s great news for peanut butter fans who are trying to cut calories!
There’s a little cafe I sometimes go to that sells Colossal Cookies. I thought the cafe came up with that name, but apparently there really is a type of cookie that is officially called a Colossal Cookie! They’re typically made with oats, peanut butter and chocolate chips. And you’d never know it, but there’s no flour in these–just a little baking soda!
A friend and co-worker of mine, Rick, emailed me a recipe for these cookies and I also checked one out at Allrecipes–they were pretty similar. I made a few small changes in the amounts of oats and chocolate chips used, and they turned out really well! Some recipes say to flatten the cookies a little with a fork before baking–I tried baking these flattened and unflattened, and I like them unflattened better–they come out a little thicker and chewier.
The batter for these cookies is very thick and there’s a lot of it, so you’ll want to use your largest mixing bowl when you make these!
COLOSSAL COOKIES by NancyC, adapted from Allrecipes
Makes about 34 large cookies
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups chunky peanut butter
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 5 3/4 cups quick cooking oats
- 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
In an extra-large bowl, cream butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla extract and peanut butter, mixing well. Mix in the baking soda, then add the oats and chocolate chips until well blended–you should end up with a thick dough). Drop 1/4 cupfuls of dough 3 to 4 inches apart on parchment-lined cookie sheets (I baked 8 at a time on my cookie sheets). You can flatten the dough slightly with a fork if you want a cookie that’s a little flatter, wider, and more crispy, but if you like your cookies thick and chewy, don’t flatten! I didn’t flatten mine.
Bake at 350˚F for 15 to 17 minutes, until cookies just start to turn golden. Cool for a few minutes on cookie sheets, then place cookies on wire racks to cool completely.
I really love these oaty, chewy, chocolatey, peanut butter cookies! Have you ever made or heard of Colossal Cookies?
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