These are some great cookies for your little monsters. Big monsters can eat them too:-)
I’m sure you have seen these cookies before, but this particular recipe is from Paula Deen. This is the recipe that disappeared and forced me to make the Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies. Which was actually a good problem to have:-)
I have to say, I like Paula a lot. I know there are some people that don’t care for her personality, but I think she is her real self and I like that. She makes some wonderful southern cuisine and her story is a great inspiration for working hard and the possibility for everyone to make it big in this great country of ours. I know that many people don’t like her cooking style because it is not always the lightest, but I am not talking about that. I am talking about people being very vocal within different forms of media regarding their dislike for her and her success. People have kind of done the same thing to Pioneer Woman. It’s just not nice and basically I think people don’t like her/their success for various reasons. Hmmm. My dad always said to make sure you keep your own doorstop clean and I think that applies very well here. I, personally love seeing successful women out there. Anyways, I will get off my soapbox now.
When we went down to Savannah two summers ago, we had the opportunity to eat at her restaurant, The Lady and Sons, and we had a great time (and the food was wonderful.) My daughter Taylor loves Paula and she was super excited to see her(unfortunately we didn’t) and eat at her restaurant. We also ate at Paula’s brother’s restaurant, Uncle Bubba’s. Jim and I ate there a couple of times because we were staying out on Tybee Island. If you get the chance to go to Uncle Bubba’s you have to try the grilled oysters…OMG…amazing is all I can say. If you make it to Paula’s restaurant then you have to have her fried chicken…also amazing. If you have never made a trip to Savannah I highly recommend it. It is a gorgeous city with lots of rich history and beautiful architecture and parks.
While we were there we shot this clip of Taylor singing a song about her dear Paula. I thought about sending it to her. It’s so cute. She is holding her whisk that she picked out at the store in the restaurant. Taylor uses this whenever she helps to cook. I know if nothing else, my mom and nieces will appreciate seeing this video:-)
So these cookies are awesome and a great treat for everyone. They are pretty hearty since they are filled with oats and peanut butter. The chocolate chips and M&M’s guarantee that no child (or husband) will be able to turn them down. Oh, and they are very easy to make, too. One more thing…gluten-free!
- 3 eggs
- 1¼ cups packed light brown sugar
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 12-ounce jar creamy peanut butter
- 1 stick butter, softened
- ½ cup multi-colored chocolate candies (I would double this next time)
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- ¼ cup raisins, optional (I didn’t include these)
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 4½ cups quick-cooking oatmeal (not instant)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer combine your eggs and sugars. Mix well.
- Add the salt, vanilla, peanut butter, and butter. Mix well.
- Stir in the chocolate candies, chocolate chips, raisins, if using, baking soda, and oatmeal.
- Using a medium sized scoop, drop onto cookie sheets about 2 inches apart from each other.
- Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. When cooled transfer to a wire cooling rack.