Saturday, February 12, 2011

pb and o so early cookies

i'm that person
the one that is rarely late
the one that calls restaurants
to say i'm running behind schedule
i'm that person
leisurely sauntering through the airport
doesn't huff and puff when someone has 7 layers of clothes to remove
along with lace up knee high boots
at security
i am neurotic

i always have time to spare

i missed a plane 
in the 90s
because of an accident on a country road
traffic was stopped dead
no fighting it
it was 3 days before my sister's wedding
i was maid of honor
 i hadn't had my dress fitting
it took me more than a day of travel
 which meant
a last minute dress fitting
resulting in
a poorly made dress
which meant
when my dance partner accidentally stepped on the bottom of my dress
most of it (the dress)
ended up lying in a heap
on the dance floor
and i stood
in my very classy
maroon stockings
a slip
3 inch heels
and crop top

i am neurotic
about airline travel

2 hours before flight time
i like to be sitting at the gate
at the check in

which brings me to today's recipe
while enjoying the sights and sounds of milwaukee international airport
for hours on end
i purchased a peanut butter oatmeal cookie as big as my head

hubster and i both thought it was genius
peanut butter and oatmeal
genius it was not
great idea
poor execution

i knew i could make something that tastes better
and i did

peanut butter and oatmeal cookies
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
1 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cup crunchy peanut butter
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
3 cups old fashioned oatmeal
mix the salt,baking soda, flour, graham cracker crumbs and oatmeal in a large bowl.  in a mixer fitted with paddle attachment, beat together the butter, dark brown sugar and granulated sugar, until fluffy.  add the egg and vanilla..and beat until fully incorporated.  beat in the peanut butter and beat for 1 minute.  add the dry ingredients all at once and stir until fully mixed. form into balls and flatten with the tines of a fork.  bake at 350 for about 10 minutes.

these are delicious right out of the cookie jar, but also wonderful with a scoop of peanut butter chocolate ice cream sandwiched between.

linking these up to
sweet as sugar cookies


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