I've been tagged by Shannon! So here are 10 simple things things that make me happy…….. it was really hard choosing just ten 🙂
1. The Ocean
Thank you Shannon 🙂 I really enjoyed coming up with a list of happy things! And of course since it IS monday, I won't leave without a recipe! We've been working on this one around the gypsy house….. it is a very yummy peanut butter cookie….. they disappear awfully quick around here. I think the peanut butter oatmeal ones would be great with dried cranberries in them…. but the look on my kids face face when I suggested it made me think I shouldn't. Maybe next time 🙂
Gypsy Mama's Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
1 cup (2 sticks) butter softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar (we use evaporated cane juice)
1.5 cups natural unsweetened peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour
3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup oats
1.5 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
*Preheat oven to 375. Cream together butter & sugars. Add peanut butter, eggs & vanilla and mix well. In a separate bowl whisk together the flours, oats, baking soda & salt. Add the flour mixture into the butter mixture and mix well. Drop by tablespoon onto cookie sheet and bake until cracked and slightly golden. About 8-10 minutes.
For an extra yummy treat, omit the oatmeal and increase the white flour to 1.5 cups. When the cookies are fresh out of the oven press a dark chocolate kiss into each while they are still hot.
Now you just need a good cup of hot coffee to sip while you eat these. Yum!!