Tuesday, September 2, 2008

TWD: Chunky Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Chocolate Chipsters

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When it comes to cookies, I can get a little crazy and by a little, I actually mean a lot. I obsess over whether or not to flatten the dough in case my cookies actually spread... although 90% of the time they rise; how long to cool the cookies on the sheet before moving them over to the rack and baking times. With all these variables, I usually end up sampling a few more than I should. Then again, it's not like it's difficult to eat endless amounts of cookies.. that is until the after-effects of too much butter and sugar starts to hit.

I was super excited over this recipe because it has everything I love all in one cookie, espeically peanut butter. The best part was that they tasted amazing cold and had the perfect balance of crunch and chew. They were so delicious I had 6! I reduced the butter to only one stick so I didn't chill the dough and flattened them down. Luckily they still ended up baking properly and didn't taste like a healthier low fat version either. Between the 1/2 cup of butter and 1 cup of peanut butter, it was probably enough to hold 1 cup of flour and 3 cups of oatmeal. For a little more brown sugar flavour, I added 1.5 cups of brown sugar only and no white sugar. At first I was a little hesitant about the cinnamon, but I just threw in 1 tsp instead of 2 tsp before I had a chance to think twice about it. I'm so glad I did because the cinnamon enhanced the flavour of peanut butter without overpowering.

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Unlike most new cookie recipes I try, I will definitely make these again!
Thanks to Stefany of Proceed with Caution for choosing this recipe, which can be found on her blog and in Dorie Greenspan's Baking: From my Home to Yours. Don't forget to checkout the TWD Blogroll!

25 comments:

  1. Yes, DO make those cookies again and again - they look spectacular!! Especially since it's my favorite cookie variety :0)

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  2. Wow those cookies look so great! I want to try the recipe with your modifications because it sounds like they were perfect!

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  3. good to know your modifications worked out, especially using less butter. it seems like you can tweak just about anything with dorie's recipes and still have them turn out.

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  4. Oh, you're taunting me with these TWD bakeoffs, Steph. Did you just reduce the butter and not replace it with anything?

    Hey, you know about the freezing and thawing? Well, check this out. I pretty much agree with them.
    http://www.wikihow.com/Freeze-Cakes

    By the way, thanks for always always making my day with your thoughtful comments.

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  5. Great photos! Your cookies turned out perfectly! I made these awhile ago and they are def. on the make again list!

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  6. I loved making these and the smell of them baking filled my house with cinnamon. Yours look perfect as usual.

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  7. Your cookies look so pefectly round and nicely golden!

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  8. i'm making a note of your modifications in my cookbook for the next time i make them! they look wonderful.

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  9. Geez, you think too much when baking cookies haha It's ok, I love knowing the science behind baking because it gives you even better results. Be glad about the cinnamon because I thought it hindered the PB flavor.

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  10. It's great to know that you can cut the butter in half. When I measured the cinnamon, I used the half teaspoon measure by mistake. Unfortunately I noticed and corrected my mistake. Next time I'll just use half. Your cookies are stunning!
    Nancy

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  11. Smart girl lightening these up! They look great and love how flat and even they look. Great job!

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  12. I love your pictures! No wonder you would make them again, they look so good. They are now my number 2 favourite cookie recipe!

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  13. Great advice on the modifications, I'll follow it next time. Your cookies look wonderful!

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  14. Oh, wish I had swapped out for all brown sugar. Yours look yummy and delicious and I can only imagine all those caramely undertones and the peanut butter.

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  15. Those cookies are amazing. They have oatmeal, peanut butter, and chocolate chips? Just call them Adam cookies, the real name is just waay to long, right?

    Your pics are def improving, I can practically see crumbs, and feel my stomach growling. Awesome job :)

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  16. good to know you can reduce the butter, every little bit helps ;)

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  17. darn.. i shld have added brown sugar instead as well. groanz... your cookies look lovely anyway! i'm soo glad u liked them!

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  18. Glad they were a hit! Your photos are absolutely gorgeous and so are your cookies!

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  19. Mmm.They look good. Your pics are great!

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  20. I for one definitely have no trouble whatsoever eating endless amounts of cookies. Even these, which I wasn't crazy for. I still kept eating them. Yours look wonderful.

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  21. Your chipsters look wonderfull and tasty!! Have you already made he malted drops? I'm curious what you think of those!

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  22. Glad you liked these. I wasn't so much a fan of the cinnamon flavor. Oh well.

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  23. Your cookies look great! But, I have to admit... those marshmallow cookies caught my eye first when I came to your blog! I'm going to have to try those!

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