Happy Fancy Thursday. Some fancy freakin’ Thursday, I can’t even put on a bra. That’s right kids, mom is STILL home in her sweat pants, eatin’ her bon bons and watching Oprah. – SIDE BAR: WHAT THE FLIP HAPPENED TO MARTHA?!?! All I knew was that she was supposed to be on at 10 am here in Chicago and I come to find out that she is no longer on standard television. So I try not to panic and get myself if a cough attack and just search for her. Well, she has changed to the Hallmark Network. I tried to not get myself further in a tizzie until I knew if I in fact HAD Hallmark Network. I don’t.
What. is the point of being sick. if you can’t watch Martha Stewart? What the eff am I supposed to do here? DEEP SIGH. Anyway enough about how the standard networks are not showing proper appreciation for Martha. Dad strolled out of here today looking just like Jim Tressel. Sweater Vest. On Fancy Thursday. So here is hoping you got your ass out of bed today and fixed your hair, ‘cause Lord knows I didn’t.
Holy Eff. I just have to say it. Holy. Eff. I was all “Sad face I don’t feel good, whine whine, cough, sneeze gag” feeling bad for myself with no one here to listen to it yesterday so I self soothed by making cookies. I was totally expecting them to suck because I was feeling sucky and sometimes your attitude really messes up your food.
Wrizong. I wanted cookies. I wanted peanut butter, I wanted oatmeal, and most importantly, I wanted chocolate. I stumbled upon EXACTLY that from our girlfriend over at Brown Eyed Baker. Sister. Is. Not. Playin’. Around.
Peanut Butter. Oatmeal. Chocolate Chip. Cookies.
Talk about epic cookies, these were SO EASY to make, and they were SO. GOOD.
Peanut Butter-Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies by Brown Eyed Baker
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
½ cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup light brown sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup rolled oats
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
2. Whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
3. On medium speed, cream together the butter, peanut butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract, about 3 minutes. Add the egg and beat to combine. On low speed, gradually add the flour until just combined. Stir in the oats, and then the chocolate chips.
The next time you’re sick, I am sending some of these your way. As for me, I am still couching it.
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