Sunday, November 25, 2012

The Cookie Recipe

A few weeks back Heidi bet me that the Seahawks would beat the Vikings.  Silly me, I took that bet.  If the Vikes had won, I would have gotten some Marion-berry syrup.  Alas, the Vikings pondered and I owe her some cookies.  In fact, I still owe them to her because I could not, for the life of me, remember where I had put the recipe. 
The recipe is from Jodi and some years ago she had emailed it to me.  The problem is that I have no idea which account the email was in or (more problematic) if I still used that account.  I even called her but she said that after she sent it to me, she probably didn't have it anymore.  I had some small hope that I had blogged about it in the past and had put the actual recipe on the blog.  I had blogged it here but no recipe was included.  (Btw, that link includes a picture of me when I was somehow much, much younger.)
So, to make a long story short, I'm blogging the recipe right here and now so that I can find it again in the future.  Take care before trying this one out, it's very yummy and the cookies are heavy.

  • 1.5 c. packed brown sugar
  • 1 c. (2 sticks) butter or margarine, room temp
  • 3/4 c. peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 t. vanilla extract
  • 1.5 c. flour
  • 1/3 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 1/4 t. salt (optional)
  • 2 c. quick or old fashioned oats
  • 1 pkg (9 ounces) peanut butter cups
Preheat over to 350 degrees
In large bowl, beat together sugar, butter and peanut butter until creamy.
Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.
Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in separate bowl.
Add to creamed mixture and mix well.
Unwrap candy, cut into fourths.
Stir in oats and candy; mix well.
Drop 1/4 cupfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 12-14 minutes.

As I said, they're a bit on the heavy side.  Two or three of them make a meal.  But they're also very, very yummy.  Heidi, I'm one step closer to paying off my side of the bet.

1 comment:

Heidi said...

I'm anxious to get these. I have the recipe if you ever loose it again. Glad I didn't make any bets on todays games!