Cookie Monster

July 18, 2011

I think we all get a little crazy when it comes to cookies.

Don’t you agree?

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Some of us like to dip them in milk. Some of us like to eat two ate a time. Some of us like to slather them in peanut butter. Some of us like to heat them up in the microwave. Some of us like to put ice cream in between two cookies and make a sandwich. Some of us like to eat cookies before they’re baked.

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No matter how we eat them, I think we can all agree that cookies are amazing.

Knowing that I have a huge love affair with oats, oats, oats, oats, and did I say oats

…I had to add, uh, OATS, to the mix!

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I love how oats make cookie batter so thick and hearty.

(Do you see Baxter Dog face and Styx Cat face ?)

Speaking of the Pets, they love cookies just as much as I do. Animal cookies of course. Those Pets won’t stop begging at the pantry door for them!

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Another “best thing” about these cookies, they’re double stacked.

Yes, I’m going there!

Not one scoop, but two. You know you’re excited!

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Double scooped cookie dough mean double the size of the cookie. These cookies are practically eating up the plate.

Can your cookie do that?

It could if you made these!

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Ah to be a cookie.

A hot summer day in the oven = a refreshing dunk in a cold pool of milk.

Lucky cookie. No…wait…cookies swimming in milk means they go directly to my mouth. I’m luckier, I am the Cookie Monster!

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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
adapted from Tracey’s Culinary Adventures

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup mini peanut butter cups
1 cup chocolate chips

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 F.

In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda and salt together.  In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and both sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.  Add the eggs, one at a time, then the vanilla and beat until smooth.  With the mixer on low, add the flour mixture and beat just until incorporated.  Beat in the oats, then the peanut butter cups and chocolate chips.

Use a ice cream scoop to drop two balls of dough (one on top of the other) onto the baking sheets, leaving about 4 inches between them. You’ll want to press the two stacked dough balls down a little to make them one cookie dough ball.  Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until the edges are set and golden.  Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for 5-10 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

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1 Donna @ Life of a Happy Blonde July 18, 2011 at 9:50 pm

Oh yes please!
These look delicious Steph, i am obsessed with peanut butter cups AND oatmeal so this is just cookie perfection
Thanks for sharing :)

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2 Terra July 18, 2011 at 10:06 pm

Oh I am so glad you went there! Double scoop cookies + peanut butter cups = a happy tummy:-)
Take care, Terra

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3 Blog is the New Black July 19, 2011 at 3:30 am

Yum Yum Yum!

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4 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts July 19, 2011 at 6:19 am

Mini Peanut Butter Cup in Oatmeal Cookie – yum!

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5 Charlie July 19, 2011 at 6:29 am

I love oats in cookies too! And who would say no to giant cookie?

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6 Erin July 19, 2011 at 7:14 am

I love big cookies! Size of your hand cookies! Cause one big cookie is still one serving O:-)

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7 Steph July 19, 2011 at 7:35 am

My thoughts exactly!

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8 RavieNomNoms July 19, 2011 at 7:25 am

Oh man! Those are like ridiculously dangerous Steph..those wouldn’t last maybe 2 minutes around me haha

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9 Kelly July 19, 2011 at 7:42 am

Yummy these look so delicious!! :)

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10 Lori July 19, 2011 at 8:33 am

Send some of those right over please! These cookies look and sound sooooo great!

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11 Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen July 19, 2011 at 9:21 am

I love that you double stacked them! Yum!

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12 Sandra's Easy Cooking July 19, 2011 at 10:08 am

Oh my goodness, those cookies rock..you did wonderful job!!!Yummy!

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13 Kristin from Operation Nutrition July 19, 2011 at 10:10 am

Two of my favorite things: oatmeal and peanut butter cups!
This recipe looks a-m-a-z-i-n-g!!! Thanks for posting!

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14 Annie Oakley's Kitchen July 19, 2011 at 1:45 pm

I would definitely have to eat these ones with a tall glass of cold milk. They look so dense and delicious!

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15 The Farmers Wife July 19, 2011 at 3:39 pm

Mmmm… Steph this recipe looks fantastic! We love cookies like this, and I know my boys would be goners over these… Love it!

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16 The Mom Chef ~ Taking on Magazines One Recipe at a Time July 19, 2011 at 6:06 pm

I saw the kitty and puppy, just so you know. The kitty was harder to spot. :)

I’ve never seen those baby peanut butter cups before. They’re adorable. Shows how often I go down the baking aisle, huh. Usually I stop after I’ve gotten the flour and sugar so I never make it down that far.

Your cookies are amazing. The real blue dude would be proud.

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17 Steph July 20, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Ha ha! Lucas couldn’t even spot kitty, so good job!

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18 Emily @ Life on Food July 19, 2011 at 6:26 pm

Loving these big time. I love the size! And the oats must make them healthy right?

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19 Steph July 20, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Oats always make them healthy!

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20 Happy When Not Hungry July 19, 2011 at 7:43 pm

Love love love the mini peanut butter cups in these cookies along with the oats. YUM!

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21 Cassie @ Bake Your Day July 19, 2011 at 8:27 pm

Double stacked cookies = the best cookies. The best cookies are made better with PB cups!! These sounds awesome, I want one or two right now!

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22 Megan @ The Fresh Fridge July 19, 2011 at 9:01 pm

Couldn’t agree with you more – cookies, amazing. oats, amazing. peanut butter cups…drool. Love it! Fun design for your last cookie pic. :)

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23 Steph July 20, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Thanks!

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24 veronica gantley July 20, 2011 at 2:54 pm

Wow those cookies look great. You had me at oatmeal. Great photos also. THanks for sharing.

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25 Kathleen July 20, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Well, Hello YUM! Love the double scoop!!!!!

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26 cakewhiz July 20, 2011 at 5:02 pm

double scoops of yumminess! they are ginormous and i love that :D

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27 Jen July 22, 2011 at 12:28 pm

*Drool* These cookies look sooo goood!

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28 Kita July 22, 2011 at 1:05 pm

I could soooo go for a cookie right now

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29 Colleen August 25, 2011 at 11:40 am

Mmm. These sound heavenly! I just love chocolate and peanut butter, especially in a chewy cookie!

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