Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

FRIDAYYY!!! Yes! It’s finally here! This week wasn’t that long, but I’m super happy that the last day of the NY state math exam is TODAY! 


Yesterday after taking my sweet time getting ready for work, I still managed to leave early. I have found the earlier I leave, the longer it takes me to get to work. I really don’t know how that happens, but it really doesn’t make me want to leave any earlier!


I got an email yesterday asking about my favorite kitchen gadgets. I figured, why not post about them?? 

My favorite gadgets have to be (in no particular order) the Joyce Chen spiralizer because it does that.

Then there is my crinkle cutter. I love it because it makes anything just like fries.

Some of my other favorite gadgets are my avocado slicer, my dressing emulstir and my immersion blender.  I love the soft serve it makes!



Moving on…


After I came home from work I updated my music with all new Glee songs so I would be motivated to run. I actually had a great run, especially compared to last Thursday’s which was TOUGH. I think it was the music that really got me going. Tell me I’m not the only one who has Glee on their ipod. 


When I finished that I got started on 2 batches of Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies from Michelle at Brown Eyed Baker. I needed a quick and easy cookie recipe to make for tomorrow. My students deserve some homemade cookies for how hard they have been working over the past couple of months. 


creamed butter, sugar, peanut butter and vanilla extract


Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip
from 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 (I used 1/2 cup by accident…a pretty good mistake!)
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
½ cup rolled oats
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
2.. 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.Add the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.Stir in the oats, and then the chocolate chips.
3.. Drop dough onto non stick baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly golden. Cool completely on the baking sheet.

I’m pretty sure these will be ALL gone tomorrow…considering Danny walked in the door, ate 3 and then ate dinner. I had to stop him from eating more so the people I made them for got some!
What are your weekend plans?? I’m going to Trader Joe’s after work..WOOHOO!