So what do you do when your favorite team makes it to the Superbowl? Well, if you’re us you make a bet with your nephews involving cookies. What happens, you might ask, when your favorite team makes it to the big game and plays horrendously? Well, if you’re me you spend the Monday morning after the big game creating a new recipe that is (hopefully) fit for air mail.
I was going to make something with peanut butter, oatmeal, and chocolate chips because the various websites I found about mailing cookies recommended these ingredients. Unfortunately, I had only 1/4 cup of peanut butter in my whole house. (Note: We have been snowed in a lot recently.) So I played around with a cookie that ended up having really just a hint of peanut butter than being a peanut butter cookie. Hopefully our nephews and niece, who cheered for the Saints, will find them edible.
Colt Just Lost the ‘big game’…again Cookies
6 tbsp shortening
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup quick cooking oats
1 bag mini semi sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350*F.
- In large bowl cream shortening, butter, sugars, and peanut butter until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time and add vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir into creamed mixture. Add oats and chips until just combined.
- Bake on ungreased cookie sheets for 9-10 minutes.