Wednesday, May 11, 2011

grandma's cookbook - Josiah's Chocolate Chip, Peanut-butter and Oatmeal Cookies!

Every Wednesday I'll share a recipe from "Grandma's Cookbook" . . . so of course my first recipe has to be one which my grandson, Josiah, and I make together! Josiah's Chocolate Chip, Peanut-butter and Oatmeal Cookies! For cookies, these are actually not too bad to eat! Yes, they are cookies, but I've reduced the sugar and butter and with the addition of the oatmeal, they are at least a tiny bit good for you! :^)


Josiah's Chocolate Chip, Peanut-butter and Oatmeal Cookies


Ingredients - 
  • 3/4 cup peanut-butter
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and involve your grandchild(ren) by having them add the measured ingredients to your bowl. Cream your butter, peanut-butter, sugars, baking soda, baking powder, vanilla and eggs together until they are light and fluffy - about 2 minutes.  Add flour and oatmeal and mix for about 30 seconds. Take a moment to share a chocolate chip with your grandchild(ren) - after all, tasting is important! - and then mix in the chocolate chips!

Drop by  rounded teaspoon onto an ungreased cookie sheet - be aware it is possible a "cookie-dough-snatcher" may show up and snatch a bit of dough - and bake about 8 to 9 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool and enjoy! Be sure to send some home with your grandchild(ren)!

Enjoy baking cookies with your grandchild(ren)  . . . it is a memory they will treasure all their lives! As you add the different ingredients, talk with them about how we are so thankful God created wheat so we can have flour and oats so we can have oatmeal! Join your grandchild(ren) in thanking God for creating peanuts and cocoa beans so we can have peanut-butter and chocolate chips! Be sure to thank God for allowing them to enjoy cookies and ask if they know anyone they might be able to share a few cookies with . . . perhaps allow them to make a card and package a few cookies and then take them to a neighbor! 

Most importantly, snuggle and hug your grandchild(ren) - thank God for giving you the gift of your grandchild(ren) . . . and let them hear you express your thanks to God for them! :^)

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