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No-Bake Cookies Recipe

This no bake cookies recipe is a classic your family will love! Easy enough that kids can make it, everyone will appreciate a no-bake cookie that is ready to eat in just minutes!

no-bake-cookies-recipeI recently started a new job, which has really wrecked my schedule. Being in the office all day is far different from being at home all day, and I find myself sort of missing the solitude of my quiet home-alone hours.

I also find myself missing the desire to make dinner. Or make anything, really. I would just prefer someone serve it to me on a silver platter.

I’ve been racking my brain for meals and desserts that are even faster, even cheaper, and even easier than what I’ve done in the past.

And, with summer right around the corner, I am returning to my no-bake roots. Because some days, NOT turning on the oven is my favorite thing.

It’s right behind NOT listening to the radio. Silence is often my favorite station.

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When I was a kid, we used to make this no-bake cookies recipe all the time. It was a staple. We practically had the recipe memorized, that’s how often we made it.

Can you blame us? We wanted a treat, and we wanted it quickly, and we didn’t want mom to yell at us about cleaning up a bunch of dishes.

Not to mention, we were usually making these during commercial breaks. *ahem*

My kids know nothing about doing things during commercial breaks. I don’t think they’ve watched a live television program ever in their lives. And don’t even get me started about telephone books, and rotary telephones, and encyclopedias, and hand-cranked pencil sharpeners.

They know nothing about any of these things.

But you know what they do know? They know all about no-bake cookies. What can I say? Some things are just timeless.

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Allow me to share a few notes on no-bakes I have learned over the years.

First, it is easy to adjust the texture of these cookies by adding more oats or coconut. (Chopped walnuts also work well.) But taking oats away is a different issue, so tread carefully. This batch turned out a touch dry, which frankly doesn’t bother me one bit, but I know some people prefer a chewy treat.

Second, I used to always drop these on wax paper, and inevitably I would find myself eating a cookie with a little wax paper glued to the bottom, that wouldn’t come off until the cookie warmed up a bit. So, if you’re not into eating wax paper, may I suggest using parchment paper? A silicone mat also works.

My favorite way is actually to take the non-stick spray to a mini muffin pan, and drop my spoonfuls in there. The cookies don’t come out with that classic mounded shape, but I’ve never heard one complaint about that.

Third, and perhaps most importantly, prepare for this to disappear in record time. I have literally never in my life seen a no-bake cookie last more than 24 hours. Or even close to 24 hours. If you’ve got a houseful to feed, be sure to make them small!

Then I suggest making your kids make the cookies, and tell them to bring you a couple on a silver platter while you take your shoes off and relax!

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No-Bake Cookies

A simple stovetop cookie recipe, requiring no baking.

Servings 2 dozen
Author Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups quick oats
  • 1 cup shredded coconut

Instructions

  1. In a sauce pan, melt butter. Add sugar, cocoa powder, and milk, and mix to combine. Bring to a boil, and boil 1-2 minutes.

  2. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Stir in oats and coconut, mixing until well combined.

  3. Drop spoonfuls onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or silicone mat. Chill in the fridge for about an hour.

Recipe Notes

Yields will vary widely depending on how large you make your cookies. If I do small-ish spoonfuls, I can get about 2 dozen cookies.

 

Oatmeal Cut-Out Cookies

This crunchy oatmeal cookies recipe is perfect with icing!  Learn how to bake oatmeal cookies with this easy recipe.

Oatmeal Cut-Out Cookies from JensFavoriteCookies.comMy Plain Oatmeal Cookies were my most popular post of 2014.  I guess people love their oatmeal cookies.  I figured I would go with a variation on a theme this year, and make a crunchy oatmeal cookies recipe with icing.

I’ve made this recipe before, but I thought it could use a sight modification or two, so I was only too happy to revisit it.

Besides being my first recipe of 2015, it was another first as well.  It was the first thing I baked in my new oven!  Woot, woot!

Yeah, my oven bit the dust a couple weeks ago.  It turns out it was some electronic part, a part that is no longer being manufactured.  The stove worked okay, though, so we ate stovetop meals through Christmas, and finally got the new equipment delivered on New Years Eve.

It was about a year ago my fridge died too.  I remember shopping for the new fridge while Robb was out of town and too busy to answer his phone.  I got a good deal with the cyber Monday sales though.

If this trend keeps up, I will expect to get a new dishwasher next holiday season.

Oatmeal Cut-Out Cookies from JensFavoriteCookies.com

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You guys, I’m so stoked to let you know that this is the COOKIE OF THE MONTH!

I’m asking you guys to jump in and participate in this recipe.  I want you to make this cookie, take a picture of the finished product, and send it to me! There are 4 good ways to get that photo to me:

1. Drop it on my Facebook page.  (Don’t just tag me, because Facebook is a little unreliable at delivering the message that I’ve been tagged and I may not see it.)
2. Post it on Instagram and tag or at-mention me.  My handle there is @jensfavoritecookies.
3. Post it on Twitter and at-mention me.  My Twitter handle is @JenSto2t
4. E-mail it to me at jen@jensfavoritecookies.com.

There will be prizes for a couple lucky winners each month!

Why am I doing this?  Well, I really want the feedback from you.  I want to hear and see your experience with these cookie recipes.  And I think all my readers can benefit from one another’s experience, not just from mine.  And it’s fun.

Mostly that last one.

Oatmeal Cut-Out Cookies from JensFavoriteCookies.com

So, on to the prize details.  Prizes will vary from month to month.  This month, there are two prizes available!

The first is from Kitchen Executive Chef, who makes my very favorite silicone mats.  These are really fantastic for baking cookies!  Nothing sticks to them, and they are easy to clean.  It makes cleaning baking sheets a total non-issue, which, for a dish-washing-hater like myself is a big deal.  They are nice a thick, high-quality mats.  Kitchen Executive Chef will deliver a two-pack in your choice of two sizes.  My favorite is the half-sheet pan size.  I use it constantly!

The second prize is a $25 gift card from Amazon.  The possibilities here are endless!  But if you need suggestions for awesome baking products, I’m happy to help.

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Winners will be announced on January 30, so get those pictures turned in to me quick!  (Winners must reside in the US.  Winners will have 48 hours to respond to notification.)

And while you are dreaming of oatmeal cookies, check out these fun recipes from my friends!

Want more?  Try these fun oatmeal cookies!

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Recipe adapted from Created By Diane

Oatmeal Cut-Out Cookies
 
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A crispy, cut-out oatmeal cookie with a simple icing.
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Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 3 dozen
Ingredients
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1½ cups flour
  • 1½ cups quick oats
FOR ICING:
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons mik
Instructions
  1. Cream shortening and brown sugar. Add egg and vanilla and mix well.
  2. Add cinnamon, baking powder, and flour, and mix until combined. Add oats and mix until combined.
  3. Working with half the dough at a time, roll dough out on a floured surface, to about ⅜-inch thickness. Cut shapes (I used a 2½ - inch circle) and place on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake at 350F for 11-14 minutes.
  5. For icing: place ingredients in a small bowl, and stir to combine. The consistency can be adjusted by adding more milk or more powdered sugar.
  6. Lightly frost cooled cookies.

 

Oatmeal Cream Pies

Little Debbie oatmeal cream pies copycat recipe;  You’ll love this simple homemade oatmeal cream pie recipe with marshmallow filling.

Oatmeal Cream Pies from JensFavoriteCookies - you'll love this Little Debbie copycat recipe with marshmallow filling!A long time ago, (2011) when this blog was in its infancy, I used to only do recipe reviews, and I never made up my own recipes.

My, how times have changed.

I remember when I started creating my own recipes, how nervous I was about it.  “This is not like throwing a bunch of stuff in a pot and calling it a stew,” I told Robb.  “Baking is chemistry.  And I am really bad at chemistry.”

But I forged ahead.  One of my early successes was these Pumpkin Swirl Cookies.  They were mighty tasty, and I rode the high from that win for quite a while.

Today, I wanted to re-blog a recipe I reviewed way back when.  This recipe is fully not mine.  I borrowed it (and made only the most minor of changes) from Craving Chronicles.  Click through and see for yourself.  It totally belongs to Craving.

Oatmeal Cream Pies from JensFavoriteCookies - you'll love this Little Debbie copycat recipe with marshmallow filling!

I should probably tell you that I did consider making some changes to this recipe, just to make it my own.  I even looked at some other recipes to get some ideas.  I found one that used a cream cheese frosting, and another that used heavy cream, but I couldn’t imagine anything giving a better, more authentic flavor than this marshmallow filling, so I stuck with it.

It has a nice texture that works well with the soft cookie, without squishing out the sides.

No one needs a cookie with the filling squishing out.  They’re messy enough as it is.  Just ask my camera, which is now spotted with marshmallow filling fingerprints.

Oatmeal Cream Pies from JensFavoriteCookies - you'll love this Little Debbie copycat recipe with marshmallow filling!Oatmeal Cream Pies from JensFavoriteCookies - you'll love this Little Debbie copycat recipe with marshmallow filling!

I do think that September just feels right for these cookies.  Maybe it’s that back-to-school season that has me ready, I don’t know.

I’ll admit that I devoured a couple of these babies before the kids got home from school.  Once they are home, there’s no hope.  I had to stash a few to put in lunches the next day, and I had to loudly and strongly insist that they leave a couple for Robb.

Which just goes to prove, this cookie is perfect just the way it is.

 

Want more?  Try these oaty cookies!

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Oatmeal Cream Pies
 
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A soft oatmeal sandwich cookie with marshmallow filling.
Author:
Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 20
Ingredients
COOKIE:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1½ cups quick oats
  • 1½ cups flour
FILLING:
  • 2 teaspoons very hot water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 7 oz. marshmallow creme
  • ½ cup shortening
  • ⅓ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
  1. Cream butter and sugars. Add molasses, eggs, and vanilla, and mix well.
  2. Add salt, soda, and cinnamon and mix well.
  3. Add quick oats, and mix until combined. Add flour and mix until combined.
  4. Drop spoonfuls onto a baking sheet, and bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes.
  5. For filling, mix salt and hot water in a small dish, until salt dissolves. Let cool.
  6. Mix remaining ingredients in a bowl until smooth and fluffy. Add salt water and mix well.
  7. Frost cooled cookies, and sandwich together.

 

Kitchen Sink Cookies

You’ll love this recipe for chocolate chip oatmeal cookies, because it has lots of add-ins!  It has everything in it, but the kitchen sink!

Kitchen Sink Cookies from JensFavoriteCookies  -  These chocolate chip oatmeal cookies have everything but the kitchen sink in them!Robb and I decided that we are going to spend this summer making some much needed repairs on our house.

We’ve saved up money for a new roof, a new furnace, air conditioning, and a new garage door, and if we’re lucky, maybe a family vacation.

What we did not save money for is a new mattress.  I figured if my mattress could survive 18 years, it could survive one more.  The mattress recently showed it’s first real and concrete sign of aging, namely springs sticking out the side.  Sooooo classy.

Truth be told, I probably would never have noticed the spring. One morning, when I sat up to get out of bed, the spring sliced me nearly the entire length of my right calf.

It was adorable.

I was pretty cranky about it, and complained to Robb when he got home from work that day.  He quickly snipped off the spring to keep it from injuring anyone else, and we went back to thinking the mattress was going to have to last another year.

Kitchen Sink Cookies from JensFavoriteCookies  -  These chocolate chip oatmeal cookies have everything but the kitchen sink in them!

You know me, I complained as loud as I could to anyone who would listen.  I’m super charming that way.  And guess who listened?  One totally awesome friend.  A few days after I had a fit about it, she bought me a mattress and had it delivered!

Who does that?!

So I laid down on my new, soft, comfy mattress, and you know what I thought about?  Chocolate chip cookies.  Because eating chocolate chip cookies is like going home, or like wrapping up in your favorite blanket, or laying on a really cushy bed.   Continue reading “Kitchen Sink Cookies” »

Plain Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal cookies from scratch;  You can easily make these delicious plain oatmeal cookies from scratch and impress your family.

Plain Oatmeal Cookies from Jen's Favorite CookiesYou guys?  It’s 2014.  Exactly how did that happen?  2013 was kind of a blur for me.  A hard working, always blogging blur.

I’m hoping this year I can take some time to smell the roses, so to speak.  Or smell the cookies.  That would be more appropriate, especially given that the roses in our yard haven’t been doing too well, but we have had cookies a-plenty.

I don’t often purchase cookies (with the possible exception of Oreos, because yummmm!) but there is one I buy on rare occasions.  It comes from a local bread store, where the pumpkin chip bread is divine, the breakfast sandwiches are all that and a bag of chips, and the cookies are as big as your face.  When I need a quick gift or want to treat myself to something special, I buy a half dozen of their plain oatmeal cookies.

You have to know that I’m the world’s biggest fan of chocolate chips, but these plain cookies are to die for.  Seriously.

Plain Oatmeal Cookies from Jen's Favorite Cookies

I decided to try to recreate the experience at home.  I didn’t hit the mark exactly, but I came pretty close.  This cookie is not quite as sweet as some others on this site, and that coupled with the absence of chocolate chips makes it a lovely choice for January.  Something simple after December’s abundance of sugar and butter.

Are you making resolutions this year?  One of mine is to eat less sugar.

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Don’t misunderstand me.  If you are looking for an applesauce cookie recipe, you are looking in the wrong place.  We will have none of that on this blog.

But, I believe in simplicity and clarity, and I think this Plain Oatmeal Cookie is just the dessert to embody those qualities.

Here’s to simplicity in 2014!

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Plain Oatmeal Cookies
 
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A plain oatmeal cookie with just a hint of cinnamon.
Author:
Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 5 dozen
Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1¾ cup flour
  • 2½ cups quick oats
Instructions
  1. Cream butter and sugars. Add eggs, vanilla, and water, and mix well.
  2. Add salt, soda, and cinnamon and mix well.
  3. Add flour, and mix just until combined. Add oats and mix just until combined.
  4. Drop spoonfuls onto a baking sheet, and bake at 350F for 8-11 minutes.

If you enjoy this recipe, you might also enjoy:

Dark Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Cupcakes from Recipe Girl
Chocolate Oatmeal Cake from Pinch of Yum
Whole Wheat Oatmeal Muffins from Bella

 

Baked Coconut Almond Oatmeal Cups

Recipe for baked oatmeal;  This delicious baked oatmeal recipe makes 12 individual cups, and uses almonds and coconut.  Coconut baked oatmeal is the best!

Baked-coconut-almond-oatmeal-8I’ve been feeling a touch stressed about the coming school year.  All three of my kids will be going to brand new schools this year, and I don’t exactly know what to expect.  I’m one of those people who prefers to know what I’m getting into, so it’s making me really uncomfortable.

I’m also realizing that like it or not, this family will need to be morning people.  The kids and Robb all need to be out the door by 7:00, and for a woman who prefers to get up around 8:00 or 8:30, this is a real problem.

I’ve been preparing everyone by telling them that breakfast will be served at 6:30, and they are to be dressed and at the table by that time.  Whether or not that will actually happen is up for debate.

I realize that this means I will need to be up by 6:00 at the latest, and depending on what I’m serving for breakfast, maybe even sooner.  This idea does NOT thrill me.  I can do it… I just don’t want to.

In the meantime, I am auditioning new recipes for our early morning breakfast line up, and I think I found a winner in this one.

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Can I make a confession?  I don’t like oatmeal.  Never have. Continue reading “Baked Coconut Almond Oatmeal Cups” »

Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Oatmeal Cookie Recipe; This oatmeal cookie recipe uses both chocolate chips and cinnamon chips.  Bake these oatmeal cookies as bars for a fun twist!

oatmeal-cookie-recipeI love that my nieces and nephews are also some of my kids best friends.  The other day, my niece was over all day, and it was fun watching how the girls entertained themselves.

They are very big on Monster High Dolls.  Have you seen these?  They are dang cute, but I don’t recommend them for little girls, because there are lots of little pieces, and they tend to come apart easily.  For the girls in double-digits, they are perfect.  Both girls dragged their entire (substantial) collections out to the trampoline, and with yard lights and head lamps, they spent hours deep in imagination land.

After a trip to Grandma’s to pick apricots, and a trip to Costco to buy a new vacuum, these girls continued to find ways to entertain themselves.  First, they did their hair and makeup.  Then, they used Hippie Chick’s white board easel to announce that they would be giving makeovers to any willing party.

As it turned out, our oldest son The Lizard and a visiting friend both took advantage of the makeovers.  I thought it was sweet of them to let the girls put makeup on their faces and paint their fingernails.

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The boys reward for being patient guinea pigs was cookies.  That fact was settled on in the early stages of negotiations.

The girls and I had fun figuring out what kind of cookie we could make with the ingredients we had on hand.  I found a half bag of chocolate chips and a half bag of cinnamon chips, and The Hippie Chick suggested oatmeal cookies, and voila!  A heavenly concoction was born.

They did all the work, and I sat on the other side of the counter and… uh… supervised.  Yep.  Being a supervisor is the best job ever.

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We decided to just bake these up as bars, and we used a quarter sheet pan.  (These pans are about 9.5″ x 13″.)  We baked for about 20 minutes.  They did turn out a touch gooey, which frankly doesn’t bother me at all, but those squeemish about eggs might want a little more baking time, like say 25-30 minutes.  I also gave them a good 30 minutes to cool before cutting.  I would say that is the minimum amount of cooling time, as they were almost ready to cut at that point.

Of course, you could also make a slightly thinner bar by using less of the dough or a larger baking sheet.  You could also just drop them like regular cookies, and give them 8-10 minutes to bake.

I like the idea of the bars, because it leaves you 20-30 minutes of free time to do the really important stuff.

Like applying make-up to nearby males.

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Pumpkin Chip Oat Muffins

I made these pumpkin muffins for breakfast on Christmas Day.  I was looking for something quick and easy, something that didn’t require sitting at the breakfast table, and these did the trick.  Robb took a bite, and promptly gave me a thumbs-up.

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That’s code for, “Make these again.”

Now that it’s January, I feel kind of behind the times on the pumpkin recipes.  I mean, pumpkin recipes are SOOO 4-months-ago.  All the really cool bloggers did their pumpkin recipes last October.

I made pumpkin cookies last October, too, but I ask you, why should pumpkin be relegated to fall?  Shouldn’t truly delicious foods be eaten all year around?

That’s code for “Don’t think I’m not going to make this again in May.”

And July.

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I ended up with a huge bowl full of left over goodies after Christmas.  The giant bowl that normally holds fresh fruit was temporarily filled with peppermint bark, and candy canes, and peanut brittle, and Almond Toffee.

After a while, you just crave some real food.  Something hearty and filling, something seasoned with spices rather than 5 kinds of sugar.  Something, oaty, perhaps?

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Incidentally, this recipe is very similar to the banana chocolate chunk muffin recipe, except with pumpkin it has a little heavier texture.

I like a food you know you’ve eaten.  Don’t you? Continue reading “Pumpkin Chip Oat Muffins” »

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cake

birthday cakeWith cake.  I mean, that’s how everyone celebrates birthdays and anniversaries, isn’t it?

The Hippie Chick said to me, “It’s your blog-iversary?  It’s been one year?”

No.  It’s been three years.  Three amazing years.

Scratch that.  It’s been two boring, hobby-ish, I’ll-do-it-when-I-feel-like-it years, and one stunning, indescribably mind-blowing, crazy exciting year.

Shall I demonstrate?
Three years ago:  Giant Ginger Cookies
Two years ago: Chocolate Waffle Iron Cookies
One year ago: Cranberry Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins

I probably shouldn’t even link to that old stuff, it’s so embarrassingly bad.

Oatmeal chocolate cake

But since this last year has been so much fun, I figured it was only fitting to celebrate with my favorite cake of all time.  And let me tell you, it takes a lot to eclipse the wonders of Red Velvet Cake.

When my Mom found this recipe several years ago, it became an instant classic in our family.  We eat this for about half of the years birthday celebrations.

Maybe more.

chocolate oat cake recipe

My kids were obviously thrilled that I baked this cake for no apparent reason at all.  I told them they could have a piece, and they rewarded me by turning the cake into dog bait.  That’s code for they left the cake on the table and the dog jumped up and licked the frosting off.

I’m not sure whether to be more angry at the kids or the dog.

Here’s to more years of growth, and friendships, and baked goods with chocolate chips. Continue reading “Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cake” »

Peanut Peanut Butter Oat Cookies

This oatmeal cookie recipe uses peanut butter as it’s main ingredient.  After all, nothing goes better with peanut butter than peanut butter.

peanut butter peanut butterWhat’s your feeling about adding peanut butter chips to a peanut butter cookie? Because that just happened.

There are days when I’m just obsessed with peanut butter.  I love putting peanut butter in my chocolate protein shake.  I love peanut butter frosting on my cupcakes.  I love adding a big spoonful of creamy peanut butter to my vanilla bean ice cream.

Because Robb insists on vanilla, the single most boring ice cream flavor there is.  Someday, I’m going to teach him to love Rocky Road.

But I digress. Today was one of those days.  A peanut butter day.  A day when I could not resist making peanut butter cookies, and I just had to kick it up a notch by adding peanut butter chips. peanut butter oatmeal cookie recipe What? Peanut butter, and no chocolate?  I know, I know.  It’s not like me at all.  After all, I’m convinced God created the peanut so it could marry the cacao bean and produce lots and lots of lovely chocolate-and-peanut-butter offspring. But what’s wrong with having a little alone time with peanut butter now and then?peanut peanut butter recipe As a side note, let me mention that I delivered two dozen of these lovelies to a dear friend after the not entirely unexpected, but still tragically heartbreaking death of her father.  There is something about death that makes one look at life differently.  Fun and exciting things seem trivial by comparison.  Life itself seems more miraculous and amazing than you remembered. And one takes comfort in friends bearing cookies. At least, I hope so.

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A peanut butter oatmeal cookie with peanut butter chips.
Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 3 dozen
Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2½ cups rolled oats
  • 6 oz. peanut butter chips
Instructions
  1. Cream butter, peanut butter, and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well. Add salt and soda and mix well.
  2. Add flour and mix until incorporated. Add oats and mix just until incorporated. Fold in peanut butter chips.
  3. Drop spoonfuls onto a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

If you enjoy this recipe, you might also enjoy:

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Pie from Tidy Mom
Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies from Inside Bru Crew Life
Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Truffles from How Sweet it is

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Chocolate Oatmeal Cinnamon Chip Cookies

chocolate oatmeal cookieNext month will be the 3 year anniversary of my very first Jen’s Favorite Cookies blog post.  *bow*

3 years of cookie recipes.  This recipe here is my 82nd cookie recipe.  Wowza.

I used to worry that I would run out of ideas for new cookies, but lately I have realized just exactly how infinite the possibilities are.  In fact, there are products and ingredients out there that I have never even used.

Cinnamon chips being just one example.  This is my first recipe using cinnamon chips, because this is my first time ever purchasing them.  I guess I just never had a reason before.

But, reason schmeason.  They were on sale and I picked some up and decided I would figure out how to use them later.

Chocolate oatmeal cinnamon chip cookie recipe

Of course, my first thought was about my favorite classic Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.  But just using cinnamon chips in place of chocolate chips seemed a little… boring.

And the last thing I want to be is boring. Continue reading “Chocolate Oatmeal Cinnamon Chip Cookies” »

Six Great Lunchbox Cookies

I’m SO ready for school to start.  And I’m SO not ready for school to start.  The homework struggles… the carpooling… the getting up early to cook a hot breakfast.  Ugh.  Maybe I’ll go back to bed, while I can.

In the meantime, I’m leaving you with some of my favorite school lunch cookies.  These are all cookies which pack easily (they don’t have frosting, and they’re not too cakey, so they shouldn’t make too big a mess) and taste fantastic.

school lunch cookies

1: Lemon Crinkles, which has become both a family, and a JFC classic.

2: Biscoff Oatmeal, because you can’t go wrong with Biscoff spread.

3: Chocolate Marshmallow, which looks innocent, but has a marshmallow surprise inside.

4: Toffee Almond, which is perfect for dunking in milk.

5: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, my favorite cookie from my childhood.

6: Triple Chocolate Chunk, for your chocoholics.

Enjoy your school year!!

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

I’m a sucker for a good romance.  Not a cheesy romance, or a silly one, or one that is too dark…  it has to be good.  Case in point, You’ve Got Mail.  It’s a perfect romantic movie, with the right balance of lightheartedness and love.  I love the scene when he comes to her apartment when she’s sick, and brings her daisies.  She wraps up in a trench coat, so he won’t see her in her pajamas!  It’s the end that gets me, though.  When he comes around the corner with the dog, and she realizes it’s been him the whole time…  ah!!  I’ll admit to a tear or two.

That movie is just classic!  Kind of like these cookies.

For our recent family camping trip, I brought two of my favorite classics along:  the Butter and Jam Thumbprints and these Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.  They both disappeared rather quickly.

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Iced Oatmeal Cookies

A recipe for a simple oatmeal cookie with vanilla icing.

Source:  Created by Diane, although hers are much more beautiful than mine.

Yield: 3-4 dozen

I had big plans for my weekend.  They involved spending a lazy morning in bed, doing some baking, playing a card game with the kids, and generally just taking it easy.  My husband also had plans, and his plans involved trips to the hardware store, heavy lifting, and the use of power tools.  I reluctantly (very reluctantly) gave up my lazy morning and my baking afternoon, and joined him.  Let me just tell you, the hardware store is not nearly as fun as the kitchen.  Not nearly.  I did get my revenge by insisting that he sit and chat with me while I baked these oatmeal cookies after dark. What can I say?  I just love company.

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Biscoff Oatmeal Cookies

A recipe for an oaty cookie made with delicious Biscoff spread.

Source:  Two Peas and Their Pod

Yield:  About 3 dozen cookies, depending on how much raw dough you eat.

It has been a while since I was this excited about a cookie.  Honestly.  I don’t say that lightly, because I have a tendency to get more excited about cookies than I should.  Just check my waistline if you don’t believe me.  I’ve been hearing about Biscoff spread lately, but have never tried it myself.  It’s not available in every store, but my local grocery store had it right by the register, bless them!  The checker engaged me in a conversation about it, which should have been my first clue.  She said she puts it on everything, and I told her I was planning to make cookies, and gave her the link to the recipe.

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Peanut Butter Banana and Honey Cookies

An oaty peanut butter cookie with honey and banana, drizzled with a peanut butter and honey glaze.

Source: Two Peas and Their Pod, one of my favorite sites for all kinds of fun recipes.

Yield: about 3 dozen cookies

It’s been a while since I made cookies, mostly because I wanted to eat them way more than I wanted to make them, which is never a good sign.  But today, I found myself blog surfing, and came across the Two Peas and Their Pod blog.  A friend directed me to this site a while ago, and I have really enjoyed searching it’s massive collection of great recipes.

Today, naturally, I searched primarily for cookie recipes, though not surprisingly, I came across several non-cookie recipes that I also wanted to try.  (Some of them I may have tried right now had my pantry been better supplied.)  This cookie recipe sounded fun, like something my kids might love to try.  Plus, I was fortunate enough to have 2 ripe bananas on my counter today.  My daughter was complaining about being “bored out of my mind” this afternoon, and that was the flash point for me.  We had the trifecta… a good recipe, the right ingredients on hand, and a willing child to help.

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