Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Quite an odd Saturday if you ask me but it worked out great!  An uphill climb if you will.  After a 6AM wake up call to take Theo out, I spent the morning working on a project for work.  Weekend mornings are such a productive time for me and wouldn’t trade them for the world.

Mira Dental Care

Around 11AM I headed down to Rosslyn, Virginia for a dentist appointment.  On my way to Virginia my car just felt off.  I knew new tires were in my future so the moment my car started to feel weird I just knew it was time to get those babies replaced.  Praying that my tires wouldn’t blow on my way back home, I safely made it to a tire center and took the big plunge.

Starbucks Fall Drinks

Thankfully there was a shopping center near by so I spent some time walking around Old Navy, Barnes and Nobles, and picking up a salted caramel mocha at Starbucks.  Quite a treat!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Speaking of treat, last night I decided to make Neal some welcome home cookies.  I used my base chocolate chip recipe and added peanut butter chips, chocolate chips, and oatmeal.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 cup butter softened (2 sticks)

3/4 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

1 tsp. vanilla extract

2 large eggs

1 bag peanut butter and chocolate chips (the bag I bought was a mix)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit

Combine four, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl and set aside.  Beat butter, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla in a separate large bowl until creamy.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Gradually beat in flour mixture.  Stir in chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and oatmeal.

Now I used a LARGE scoop and pushed each dough ball down slightly before putting the tray into the oven.  Because the cookies were so large, I baked them for 15 minutes.  It was also important to allow them to cool for about 5 minutes before removing them from the tray.  The oatmeal makes them very chewy, so you have to allow them to cool before moving them.

I couldn’t wait for Neal to get home today!! It has been a long 10 days without him.

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