Oatmeal Cream Pies

This was my first recipe made in our new gas oven. I have never used a gas oven before so I was a little worried about how these might turn out. The oven also doesn’t notify you when it’s preheated… I just had to guess. Apparently I guessed correctly because these cookies came out amazingly. Every little bite has a warm and inviting taste of cinnamon, boy is it great! Did I mention our new house has a dishwasher? It’s probably the best thing about this house… as you can imagine we always have piles of dishes. Not anymore! I’ve already used the dishwasher twice since Monday. It sure is a time saver. Now I’ll have more time to whip up some awesome recipes for you all! Now get in the kitchen and make these yummy oatmeal cream pies!
Ingredients (cookie)
1 egg
1/2 cup butter, softened 
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 and 1/4 cups quick oats
Ingredients (cream filling)
7oz. Marshmallow Fluff
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract 
Directions
Preheat oven to 350º F. Cream together egg, butter, and vanilla in a large bowl. Once combined add in the flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, sugars, and oats. Mix until well blended. Drop by tablespoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until light brown. Cool on a cooling rack.
In a large bowl combine fluff, powdered sugar, and vanilla to make the cream filling. Once well combined drop spoonfuls onto bottom of 10 cooled cookies. Place the other 10 cookies onto of the cream filling and enjoy!
Yield: Approximately 10 sandwich cookies

Mini Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Well today I changed my major. I am now officially pursuing a mathematics degree. Math is what I originally wanted to go to school for but I just couldn’t make up my mind. After five semesters of accounting I realized I chose the wrong one. I am happy with my decision and I can’t wait to take on a new challenge. It sure won’t be easy but I’m a very determined person and I know I can do it.
So since I was in such a good mood today I decided to combine my boyfriends favorite ingredients into one amazing cookie recipe. He absolutely loves his chocolate and peanut butter. So I made a cookie packed with peanut butter, chocolate chips and peanut butter cups… yum!
I’ve been looking everywhere for mini peanut butter cups. Hershey’s miniature Reese cups just aren’t small enough for my liking. I finally found a small box of them at Wegmans and boy were they perfect. They were my main inspiration for these delicious cookies (I can’t give my boyfriend all the credit). 
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do! Enjoy!
Don’t forget to evenly space your cookie dough! You wouldn’t want them to combine and make one large cookie… (That actually does not sound all that terrible…)
Ingredients 
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 brown sugar, packed
1 egg
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup mini peanut butter cups (cut up peanut butter cups would work fine too)
Directions
  Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl cream together the butter, peanut butter and sugars with a mixer (should be light and fluffy). Mix in the egg, baking soda and vanilla extract until combined. Mix in flour until the batter is nice and thick. Stir in the mini chocolate chips and peanut butter cups. Drop cookie dough by tablespoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges of cookies and lightly browned. Cool cookies for 2 minutes on cookie sheet before moving them onto cooling racks (the cookies are very delicate when warm). Once cooled Enjoy!

Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

It’s a very snowy and cold day today. I’m staying inside where it’s warm and cozy.
Like I said before my boyfriend’s favorite ingredients are chocolate and peanut butter. I normally don’t care for either of them but when they are combined together to make these cookies… YUM! They are especially good when they are fresh and warm!
Just Look How Delicious!

Ingredients
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup milk (I used 2%)
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup margarine 
2 cups quick oats
 2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup peanut butter (I used Jif)

Directions
Combine sugar, milk, cocoa and margarine in a medium sauce pan. Bring to a boil on medium/low heat. When the ingredients start to boil cook for 3 minutes. After the 3 minutes are up, let the mixture cool for 5 minutes. Once slightly cooled add in the peanut butter stirring until mostly combined. Next stir in vanilla and lastly the oats. Drop cookies onto wax paper with a cookie scoop (since you need to do this process fast a cookie scoop is a must.) Once cookies have cooled slightly on wax paper they are ready to enjoy!



*Note: This whole process must be done very fast as the cookies will start to cool and harden.

Soft & Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

I haven’t quite mastered the whole photography thing yet and today just was not my day. Every time I thought I had a good picture I looked and it was slightly blurry. I was so frustrated that I even considered not sharing this delicious recipe with you. After some careful thought I realized you all deserve the best and that’s why I finally decided to share the oh so soft and chewy peanut butter cookie recipe with you.

Who doesn’t love a soft peanut butter cookie with a tall glass of milk? (actually I really dislike the taste of milk and I’m not really a fan of cookies but I thought these cookies were fabulous!) My boyfriend is absolutely obsessed with chocolate and peanut butter so more times than not the recipes I post will include one or both ingredients. These peanut butter cookies are so soft and chewy you won’t be able to keep your family away from them! My boyfriend had his mouth stuffed with them as soon as he got back from class today (I’m not even sure if he had his boots off yet). I hope you enjoy these cookies just as much as we did!

Today began a new day for a poll! If you look on the home page of my blog you will see a poll titled “What Recipe Would You Like?” on the right hand side. Please take the time to vote. All it takes is one click and I seriously love having you all decide what I make next. I get just as excited as you when I find out the winning recipe (it’s almost as exciting as Christmas morning).

Peanut butter hearts for Valentine’s Day!
Ingredients
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup peanut butter
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tbs. milk
1 tsp. baking soda
1 3/4 cup flour
1 tbs. granulated sugar (optional)

Directions
Preheat oven to 350° F and grease a cookie sheet with PAM or other like products; set pan aside. Mix together the flour and baking soda in a medium bowl until combined; set aside. Cream together the butter, sugars and peanut butter with a stand mixer. Mix in the egg, vanilla and milk until smooth. Finally, add the dry ingredients mixing until combined. Drop by tablespoons onto cookie sheet. Sprinkle each dough ball lightly with granulated sugar and press with fork slightly to flatten the dough. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool on a baking rack and then enjoy!

Browned Butter Cookies

With Valentine’s day coming up I wanted to share with you my boyfriends favorite cookie recipe. Hopefully some of you will surprise someone special in your life with this delicious treat.


Ingredients 
1/2 cup butter, browned
1 large egg
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or M&Ms

Directions 
Preheat oven to 350° F and grease a cookie sheet with PAM or other like products; set pan aside. After butter is browned pour into large mixing bowl and allow to cool for approximately 5 minutes. Once cooled add the egg, sugars, vanilla extract and mix until smooth. Then, add the baking soda and flour and stir until combined. Next, fold in the chocolate chips or M&Ms. Drop dough by tablespoon (or cookie scoop) onto the prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until tops are golden. Cool on baking rack and then enjoy!