I can't say that I'm super-crazy about eating a bunch of cookies. I may eat a few each week, but I find a greater joy in making them for others. Something about Christmas makes me want to bake and look at the products in a pretty glass container, but not necessarily eat them... strange, huh? Each year I make one type of Christmas cookie per week - this year I'm leaving a few at home each week, and then sending the rest to work with my husband for his employees to enjoy, or taking them to work for my coworkers. I love that homemade cookies can bring a smile to other's faces. I especially love that my little one can eat them now, and she sure does enjoy them too!
I found this great recipe last year - it is a Peter Pan Peanut Butter and M&M recipe. Peanut butter is definitely one of my favorite things, but I liked the fact that they had oatmeal and chocolate too. They are yummy and if you are truly a holiday cookie-eater, then you will love these! Best dishes and yummy dreams!
Holly Jolly Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
1 c. all-purpose flour
2/3 c. rolled oats
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 c. peanut butter
1/2 c. butter
1 c. brown sugar, tightly packed
1/3 c. sugar
1 1/4 tsp. vanilla
1 package of red and green M&M's
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spread parchment paper on cookie sheets.
2. Combine flour, oats, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
3. Blend peanut butter, butter, and both types of sugar with a hand mixer in a separate large bowl until smooth.
4. Beat in egg and vanilla with the hand mixer.
5. Gradually add the flour mixture and blend on low.
6. Stir in M&M's with a spoon.
7. Roll mixture into 1 inch balls, place on a cookie sheet, and press down the dough with a fork.
8. Bake for 10 minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool.