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Peanut Butter and Nutella Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ahh…two of my best friends! Nutella and Peanut Butter (or PB as I call Him) :D Oh look! My other best friend, pill Cookie, healthful is joining the party! (I am aware that I’m weird. Don’t judge).

This past Saturday I lead a workshop with some of the Jr. High girls from youth group called Beautiful. This was the second one I’ve done and I think it went pretty well! They’re workshops that stress inner beauty and talk about how God views beauty and then also teaches photography. At this workshop, the girls and I went out and took pictures of each other, talking about different compositional elements and how to direct your models. It was a lot of fun!

I knew I wanted to bake snacks for the workshop (snacks are the true secret of getting middle schoolers to come anywhere ;) but I wasn’t sure what to make. Ever since baking the crazy Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies, I’ve been more excited about baking cookies. I used to make cookies all the time and I loved using oats because of the taste and texture it gave to the cookies. It got to the point where I was just throwing oats into all the cookies I made haha :) I found this recipe a while back on Brown Eyed Baker’s blog. I remembered it while preparing for the workshop and decided to make them! Everything about this cookie sounded absolutely delicious.

The original recipe says that it makes 16 cookies. Well I certainly wanted more cookies than that (I wasn’t sure how many girls would show up, plus we needed leftovers of course!) so I decided to make 2 batches. Instead of making two batches of cookies with peanut butter, I made one with my beloved Nutella. I’ve been in such a crazy peanut butter mood for the past 6 months or so and have barely eaten any nutella at all (which is crazy if you know me!). But the other day I had some nutella with apple slices and then ended up eating several spoonfuls by itself…I had forgotten how insanely delicious it was!

Both of these cookies turned out great! They taste sooo delicious. I ate so much of the batter and then sampled the cookies once they were baked…my lunch on Saturday just consisted of cookies. But it was so worth it! And everyone loved them. The peanut butter cookies look really pretty. The nutella ones aren’t ugly, but they spread out a lot. I have absolutely no idea why that happened…maybe it was just a fluke. Anyways, I totally recommend that you make these. The flavors are delicious. The peanut butter and nutella isn’t overpowering (in fact, I would add more if I make these again) and the oats aren’t incredibly noticeable, they just add a nice texture. These cookies were fun and really easy to make :)

Peanut Butter or Nutella-Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Slightly adapted from Brown Eyed Baker.

Ingredients:

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1 stick (½ cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature
½ cup creamy peanut butter or 1/2 cup nutella
½ cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup light brown sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
½ cup rolled oats
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2.  In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda and salt with a wooden spoon (not required but it makes it more fun!)
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, peanut butter/nutella, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract, until smooth, about 3 minutes. Then add the egg and continue beating until combined. On low speed, gradually add the flour until just combined. With your trusty wooden spoon, stir in the oats and the chocolate chips.
  4. Using a medium to large cookie scoop, form the dough into balls and place on the baking sheets. Place in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes (helps prevent some of the spreading). Bake for 9-11 minutes (depending on how gooey you like your cookies), or until the cookies are lightly golden. Cool completely on the baking sheet and then store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Makes about 16 large cookies or 18-20 medium cookies

Enjoy!

Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yesterday was a busy (but good) day! I was really tired because my friend Jessica and I had been to the Hillsong United concert the night before (more on that later :). School was pretty boring..the best part was working on our coil pots in AP Art History. I wish we could just do art projects in there all year! I got home and immediately left to take Celina to her acting lessons and I had my first piano lesson with a new teacher. The lesson went well but it’s going to be strange to have a piano teacher again! On our way home we stopped by Kroger to get a couple of things. When I got home I worked out and showered and then baked cookies as a birthday present for my boyfriend :) He sent me a link to these Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies from Picky Palate a while ago so that’s what I decided to make!

Before I used to really enjoy baking cookies and it was what I made most frequently. Lately I just haven’t been in the mood to bake cookies but these super delicious over-the-top cookies reminded me how fun it is :)

First you have to make a big batch of chocolate chip cookie dough. Any cookie dough would work but I followed the Picky Palate recipe which was pretty basic but used a tablespoon of vanilla. I liked the extra vanilla in the dough- it added a nice flavor.

I think this picture speaks for itself. 2 chocolate chip cookies. 1 Oreo.

It’s hard to tell how big these cookies are (and the picture isn’t that good…) but they are enormous!

Yummy! Oh a miracle happened…the oven stayed on the whole time I was baking! I was so excited!

I was really bummed that we didn’t have milk! We only had almond milk…and it’s really not the same. We’ll have to buy some milk today so I can enjoy these cookies to the fullest!

These were so good! I had dinner at Carrabbas with my boyfriend and his parents. I gave him the cookies afterwards and he said they were really good! My family liked them too. Success all around!

Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie

Recipe from Picky Palate

Ingredients:

2 sticks softened butter

3/4 Cup packed brown sugar

1 Cup granulated sugar

2 large eggs

1 Tablespoon vanilla

3 1/2 Cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

10 oz bag chocolate chips

1 package of Oreos…they HAVE to be double stuffed. It’s the law.

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (and pray that it will stay heated).
  2. Cream together butter and sugars until well combined. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl mix the flour, side effects salt and baking soda.  Slowly add to wet ingredients along with chocolate chips until just combined.
  4. Using a 1 tbs ice cream scoop, take one scoop of cookie dough and place on top of an Oreo.  Take another scoop of dough and place on bottom of the Oreo. Use your fingers to press the dough around the Oreo until you can’t see it anymore.
  5. Put the cookies on a baking sheet and bake for 9-10 minutes. I like to keep my chocolate chip cookies a little underbaked :) Take them out of the oven and stare and the amazing thing you’ve just created!

This makes 20-24 extremely large cookies! Make them today for someone you love and eat them with real milk! You know, the kind from the cows :)

The Cake-Cookie Semi-Fiasco

So it’s the end of the school year *loud cheering* and I was going to make cookies for my teachers. I’ve had some really excellent teachers this year and they deserve cookies! I decided to try a recipe from my friend Taylor where you make cookies using cake mix. This is a really cool idea! It’s a super easy recipe and very versatile because you can use any cake mix flavor. Taylor usually uses strawberry cake mix which makes these really interesting pink strawberry cookies! The cake flavors I chose were “triple chocolate fudge” and “party rainbow chip.” It almost seemed a shame to not make these into cakes…they looked so delicious…

Side note…what is the difference between rainbow party chip sprinkle whatever and funfetti? Let me look it up…google knows all. Well after extensive research…I think funfetti is by pilsbury and this is betty crocker. And the consensus is that this one is better! Anyways…So this cookie making process started out pretty good. We had just had Ella’s birthday party and I was so full from the 2 pieces of cake I had..hem hem. So I wasn’t in the mood to eat cookies but I had to make them so I could give them to my teachers! I started baking at like 8:30pm and everything was fine at first. This recipe really is super easy. First you cream together a stick of butter and a block of cream cheese! Or neufchatel which is slightly not as bad for you.

It looks so yummy and creamy! Then you add an egg and some vanilla.

You mix that up until it’s all nice and smooth. Then you add your box of cake mix. Now this part is very important. You have to stir in the cake mix with a wooden spoon.

Why a wooden spoon? Because it will make you feel like the most awesome person ever. Because you probably are. It’s true.

Here’s party rainbow chip!

And triple chocolate fudge! When making these cookies, buy information pills you can add whatever you want to the batter (how it tastes may differ…). I didn’t add anything to the first but I threw in a cup of chocolate chips in the second. More chocolate=more better-er.

Now I was so full but I did manage to choke down some of the dough. I was rather skeptical because the dough tasted kinda strange…but I just went with it! At this point you roll the dough into little balls and roll them in powdered sugar. Then you put them on cookie sheets. I had to bake each cookie type in 2 separate batches because there were 3 trays of cookies for each.

Then you bake them at 350 for 10ish minutes. The rainbow sprinkle ones came out looking all fluffy and delicious! The only thing was that the first batch was burned on the bottoms. They still taste good but I’d rather they weren’t burned…for the last tray I lowered the temp to like 340 and cooked for a little less time and the bottoms weren’t burned! (Does putting down parchment paper help keep the bottoms from burning? Maybe I’ll try that next time.)

These cookies really do taste like funfetti! They have an almost cake-like texture. Really yummy. I look forward to making them again.

So you may be thinking, this what is the fiasco part of this post? Haha well don’t worry, viagra 60mg it’s coming. So I had baked my 3 trays of rainbow cookies. Then I made the chocolate ones and put them on the trays and stuck the first 2 trays in the oven. When the timer beeped, I checked the cookies and they were oddly not cooked…hmm. And then I realized the oven was not very hot. Uhhhh…oh no. See our oven stops working whenever it feels like it. And apparently that’s what happened. So I tried turning it off and back on again, I pre-heated it again, I tried everything I could and it didn’t work. So here I have 2 trays of cookies in the oven and no way to finish cooking them. My solution? Broil them! Yeah..I was desperate. So I broiled the cookies and it worked at first but then they started burning and I took them out of the oven.

You know I think it would have worked if I had taken them out a little faster…But oh well.

A couple of the cookies didn’t burn and I tried those and they were actually fine. But the majority ended up in the trash…sad.

Well the good news is that I had already made the rainbow cookies and I had one more tray of uncooked chocolate cookies. I put those in the refridgerator and baked those this morning when the oven was working again. Those cookies turned out great! My teachers therefore got 4 rainbow cookies and 1 chocolate one…It’s the though that counts!

These cookies are really good, though. I want to try making them with all sorts of cake mixes!

Cake Mix Cookies:

Ingredients:

1 stick of butter

1 8oz block of cream cheese

1 egg

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

1 box cake mix (any flavor)

Any chocolate chips or whatever that you want to add

1 cup powdered sugar (for rolling cookies in)

Directions:

Cream together butter and cream cheeese until smooth. And the egg and vanilla and blend those until creamy. Slowly stir in the cake mix. Add chocolate chips if you feel like it. Form into 1 in balls and roll in powdered sugar. Put on cookie trays and cook at 350 degrees for 10-ish minutes.

Makes about 40 cookies, depending on size.

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