When I heard Greta Podleski was coming out with her own cookbook Yum & Yummer: Ridiculously Tasty Recipes That’ll Blow Your Mind, But Not Your Diet! I got super excited. So much so I pulled out The Looneyspoons Collection to celebrate. I made her and Janet’s Light and Lemony Poppy Seed Loaf which was a HUGE hit at the studio so I decided to also make these Peanut Butter, Oatmeal and Chocolate Chip Cookies (Cookies for Rookies).
You will need: 1 1/4 cup flour, 1 cup quick-cooking oats, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp salt, 3/4 cup packed brown sugar, 1/3 cup room temperature butter, 1/3 cup light peanut butter, 1 egg and 1/3 chocolate chips.
In a medium bowl combine flour, oats, baking soda and salt.
In larger bowl beat together brown sugar, butter, peanut butter and egg until well blended.
Add dry ingredients.
Add chocolate chips. Mix well. Dough will be stiff.
Roll dough into 1 1/2” balls and place 2” apart on a parchment-lined baking tray.
Use a fork dipped in flour to flatten cookies to 1/4” thickness.
Bake in a preheated 350F oven for 10 minutes, do not over-bake. Cookies will dry out.
Remove cookies from tray immediately to cool on a wire rack.
For a lower-fat cookie these are pretty dang delicious! And super easy to make, perfect for that newbie baker out there.
I gave a bunch to Reg who took them to set and they disappeared in a flash! Looks like I am not the only one who like them.
I give these cookies three and a half wooden spoons. They were a little dry for me. Reg would give them at least four, these are really his type of cookie. Apparently the other actors agreed with him!
I agree with your husband their delicious! I would love to make them into a cookie cake, however this would involve tripling the recipe. I am not sure if I would get the same outcome. Any thoughts?
Suzie the Foodie says
Oh good Patti! You know, I bet this would make a good cookie cake, those cookies had good structure to them. I personally have not made one before. I don’t see why you couldn’t triple the recipe. It might dry out on the sides before the middle bakes through so maybe put some foil around the edges halfway through the baking? I hope that helps Patti and I hope it does make a fantastic cookie cake!