Monday Bites ~ Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies (and some Happiness)

I've been tagged by Shannon! So here are 10 simple things things that make me happy…….. it was really hard choosing just ten πŸ™‚


alaska beach
1. The Ocean


2. Thrifting


my family
3. My Family


berry picking
4. Berry Picking


playing with the kids
5. Playing Outside with my Kids


6. Creating


sid the dog
7. Our dog, Sid


8. Enjoying a Good Cup of Coffee


baking with kids
9. Baking & Cooking with my kids.       


peanut butter cookies
10. Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies



Thank you Shannon πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚


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

2 eggs

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!!

peanut butter kisses 


12 thoughts on “Monday Bites ~ Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies (and some Happiness)

  1. OH man, now im really hungry!! Gregg has a slight addiction to oatmeal choc chip cookies. I wonder if he would like these ones. Im gonna try πŸ™‚ thanks for the recipe!! You rock πŸ™‚
    BTW the pic of your family cracked me up lol.


  2. Love Sid! Wondering how he even got up there!
    Thanks for the recipe. Peanutbutter is my favorite, add oats and yummy yummy! I think I will try and make these today.
    Congrats on the Etsy shop!


  3. I really think he was a goat in his past life. That is, if dogs have past lives…. truly I am quite certain a kid of mine coaxed him up there…. and he is ever so happy to please that pooch. Of course when he jumped down the bags of soil tipped over a bit….. fun fun fun πŸ™‚


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