Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies: The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2012

It's finally time to post our cookie swap recipes! But, first I want to share the cookies that I received from three awesome bloggers.

First, I received some delicious Cranberry and Vanilla Cookies from Heather at Modern Meals for Two. They were so good. I love cranberries and vanilla, so the combination of these two were great.

Cranberry and Vanilla Cookies from Heather

I received the next two batch of cookies on the same day and we are still trying to eat them all!

Emily from Totes Delishy (how cute is that name?!) sent me Oatmeal, Dried Cherry and Sea Salt Cookies. I really loved the flavor that the sea salt added to the cookie!

Oatmeal, Dried Cherry, and Sea Salt Cookies from Emily

And last, but certainly not least, I received Dulce De Leche Sandwich Cookies from Meagan at Scarletta Bakes. These things seriously melt in your mouth!

Dulce de leche cookies from Meagan

Now, you're probably wondering what cookies did I decide to send?
Well, I went back and forth with this because at first I wanted to send a 'healthy' version of a cookie and I definitely became a little over zealous.
In the end, I decided to make my favorite cookies of all time. My mom makes me these cookies at Christmas and they definitely remind me of the holidays.
So, it is not my typical healthy spin on a recipe, but it's the holidays and sometimes you need to just eat a 'real' cookie!

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
(This is the recipe that my mom sent me and it is the one that is in our family cookbook. However, I am sure that there are several versions of this on the internet.)

-2 cups Sugar
-1/4 cup Cocoa
-1/2 cup Milk
-1/2 cup Butter
-1/2 cup Peanut Butter
-1/2 tsp Vanilla
-3 cups Oatmeal (Old fashioned)

Mix sugar, cocoa, milk, and butter in pan and bring to a boil.
Boil for one minute, stir in remaining ingredients.
Drop on wax paper till firm.
(Refrigeration is optional, but makes them firm faster)


Wax paper

Ready to go!

I packaged the cookies in a small white box and then wrapped each cookie in the pretty little bags
I also included a fancy business card

Time to mail them!

What are you favorite cookies?


  1. I'm an oatmeal cookies lover :)

  2. yum! these look great. you better believe i am making them for myself!