I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!
I can’t believe we are only a few days away from the start of a brand new year!
Have you thought about making any New Year’s resolutions?
I certainly know there are a few things I would like to improve on this coming year. Such as managing my time a little better so that I’m able to spend more time with the boys. Taking my Italian from “Parlo un po” to being fluent enough to carry a decent conversation. And, of course there is the ever present desire to focus a little more on my health because lately I’ve been getting sidetracked in the mornings with my blog and have been putting off my workouts just so I can get something else done.
While I try to figure out a plan for said improvements…
I leave you with these yummy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies.
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 stick unsalted butter
1 cup smooth peanut butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup Reese’s peanut butter chips
Whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Cream butter, granulated, and light brown sugars using a hand or stand mixer on medium speed for approximately 2 minutes.
Add eggs one at a time, beat on low speed 15-30 seconds. Beat in peanut butter and mix until incorporated. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Add in rolled oats and peanut butter chips, beaut until incorporated.
Divide dough into two equal parts, roll each into a 2″ diameter log and wrap with parchment or wax paper. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees F., and line two baking sheets with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
Remove dough logs from refrigerator and slice into 1/2″ thick rounds, place onto prepared baking sheet spaced 2″ apart, bake one sheet at a time for 10-12 minutes rotating halfway through baking.
Let cookies rest 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Once cooled store in an airtight container.
Please pass the milk…