Tuesday, January 12, 2010

There's No I in Team, But There's Peanut Butter

There's been a lot of debate lately over Team Edward versus Team Jacob. Personally, I'm all about Team Peanut Butter. It's delicious, nutritious, plays well with others, and is convenient for a quick lunch or even a spoonful for a snack.

In our house, given the choice of candy-coated snack food, Reese's Pieces always wins. What a wonderful surprise to receive in my Christmas stocking this year a package of mini-Reese's pieces. Baking opportunity! And what to put it in? Cookies - duh!

These terrific cookies I adapted from Jumbo Empanadas' Team Cookies. They're stuffed with tasty ingredients, moist, but not gooey, and the perfect size to tuck into a lunch bag or take as a team snack. Join Team Peanut Butter -why waste time mooning over mythical creatures of fiction when you could be spending that time making these cookies?

Team Cookies
- adapted from Jumbo Empanadas ( a wonderful, though sadly dormant blog)

1 cup crunchy peanut butter
1 cup butter, at room temperature
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup white whole wheat flour
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup Reese's mini pieces
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1- Preheat oven to 350 deg. Prepare cookie sheets with parchment paper.

2- In the bowl of an electric mixer cream together the peanut butter, butter, and sugars.

3- Add in the eggs, one at a time, then add the vanilla.

4- In a separate bowl, combine the oats, flours, baking soda, and salt. Whisk to combine. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the peanut butter mixture and stir until blended.

5- With a wooden spoon, stir in the Reese's pieces and chocolate chips.

6- Scoop 1" balls of dough onto the prepared cookie sheets and bake for 9-11 minutes, just until the edges of the cookies have begun to turn golden brown and the tops have set.

7- Allow the cookies to sit on the cookie sheets for 2 more minutes to finish cooking, then remove them to a wire cooking rack.


Sara Tea said...

team peanut butter always prevails! these look delicious! ET would LOVE these, haha!

Unknown said...

Go Team Peanut Butter!!! They look delicious!

Melinda said...

Team Edward? Team Jacob? Who, what?
Please explain, because I don't get it.
Totally get the peanut butter cookies. I love peanut butter cookies.

Abby said...

I have to admit that I'm Team Jacob. But I'm also Team Peanut Butter. A true weakness for me! Esp. in cookies.

Nicole said...

I am definitely a team peanut butter girl. Especially if there's chocolate involved!!

Aimée said...

Team PB over here and who cares about the rest.

Sad about those dormant blogs. Thank goodness you have stamina, Lynn!

Elle said...

Team Peanut Butter always wins at my house! Love that these have some goodies like oatmeal, too. Jumbo Empanadas was always fun to read, but Brilynn is a real pro foodie now, so I'll bet she is making those who dine where she works very happy. Glad that you are still blogging...with great reicpes, too.

Homemade Heaven said...

There is one thing I never run out of in my home and that is peanut butter. And peanut butter biscuits never last long enough to get to the biscuit tin.
I have tried a new product "sunflower butter". It's like peanut butter, tastes very similar, looks a little darker and is very delish.
The great thing it is suitable for those with a peanut allergy.

grace said...

it's true--i had no idea to whom you were referring when you mentioned edward and jacob. am i that out of it? gadzooks. meanwhile, there's nothing, and i mean NOTHING, like a handful of reese's pieces. they're just awesome.

Natalie said...

i'm definitely on team peanut butter!

these cookies look GREAT, i need to pick up some mini reese's pieces :)

Cara said...

I love the sound of Team Peanut Butter!

Barbara said...

What a fun stocking stuffer! And it certainly ties in with your resolve to eat chocolate!

Great looking cookie recipe! Nothing is better than peanut butter and chocolate together.

Steph said...

Can I be both? Team Edward and Team PB. These looks great! I always wanted to bake with Reeses pieces, but somehow I always finish the package before they end up in the cookie dough.

eatme_delicious said...

I love Reese's pieces! These cookies look so good. I love how there's so much stuff in there!