I knew I would like these cookies..I liked them so much I pinned them twice:)
We enjoy Oatmeal..Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chips..
I knew I wanted to test freezing the batter in scoops because my friend Linda told me she does that..I thought...génial.
Because it's just the two of us.. and I don't eat sweets except to taste..and yes I do make exceptions with one whole cookie..
It's nice to know I can bake 6 cookies..and have more to bake fresh..on hand..
Also I wanted to try baking cookies in rings..My rings are as old as the hills..I have 3.. not nearly enough to bake a tray of cookies..so I made regulars and 3 in rings..the ring look is so pretty..
This recipe is from HERE..
As I said..I pinned it twice..that has to mean something:)
The only thing I did differently ..was to use milk chocolate chips.
Courtesy of Willcookforsmiles~
1/3 cup of unsalted butter softened(I use salted)
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs room temp
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla extract (I use vanilla bean paste)
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt(I omit)
3 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips(I use milk chocolate)
Preheat oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment
Beat butter and dark brown sugar (I used reg) in the bowl of an electric mixer until light and fluffy..
Add peanut butterand beat on lower speed until incorporated
Add the eggs one at a time beating until combined
On low speed add the sifted flour,baking soda and salt until all combined..(I sifted my flour and bs prior)
Add the oats and mix on low until just combined
Fold in Chocolate Chips
Scoop cookies onto the sheet..form..and bake for 9 minutes..
( I scooped and shaped and palced in rings..:)
And scooped and froze all the rest.
I like these..I really do~
And the next day..the ones baked in the rings?
Still so good.
Oli and I had fun baking Old McDonald Had A Farm cupcakes~
Jacques said.."tu t'amuses tellement avec lui dans la cuisne"~
The recipe for the cupcakes and icing are Courtesy of Duncan Hines..
He cracked the eggs in a sep.bowl..,,I do this because he hasn't quite mastered cracking without the shell falling in..but he will..
He added the premeasured oil and water and he gave the KA a whirl and a half I might add.. he knows how to stop it:)His mom has one that's probably why also.
To pour the cupacke batter in the muffin cups..I put the batter in a measuring cup..musch easier for 4 yr olds to do this way..
The icing is all his creativity..:)
Then he placed the animals he chose on top..($ store new in package..farmyard animals)
I think the difference I noticed here between baking with my daughters and boys..is that the girls tended to place things delicately on a cupcake ..with a smile of satisfaction after,,
Boys..well Oli seemed to prefer..making sure they were really IN there..♥ with a smile of...?
Licking the spatula was fine.. he said "can I lick the spoon too Nanan?"..I said I think maybe that's enough..wait and have a cupcake with the boys..they will be home soon..I left the kitchen for 2 minutes..came back..he's licking the spoon..Because he asked Jacques..and of course Jacques said yes..
Pretty much the most fun I had in the kitchen...that day for sure:)
Kids love doing things in the kitchen..the cupcakes are never ready soon enough though:)