My oldest son went to play at a friend's house last week. When I went to pick him up, the friend's mom handed me a cookie recipe. She said that my son asked for the recipe and told her that I could substitute sunbutter for peanut butter.
I guess he liked the cookies.
He's never asked for a recipe before.
I gathered the ingredients (with a couple substitutions) and tried out the recipe.
They are quite good.
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter (or margarine) softened
1 1/3 cup peanut butter (I used sunbutter)
3/4 tsp Karo syrup
3/4 tsp vanilla
2 tsp baking soda
4 1/2 cup oatmeal
2/3 cup chocolate chips
1 cup M&Ms (I used cadbury chocolates)
Mix ingredients. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Let cool for a minute and then remove to a cooling rack. Makes approximately 50 cookies.
Some recipes notes and pictures:
My second son has a peanut allergy. I used sunbutter and cadbury chocolates instead of peanut butter and M&Ms.
It took a couple of tries to get the cadbury eggs broken up but not crushed. The cookies might have been more colorful with M&Ms but the cadbury chocolates were a delicious substitute.
The cookies before they were baked.
The cookies before they were eaten. (No, we didn't eat them all... yet.)
I'm finishing this post quite late, as I wait for the cookies to finish baking. I am thinking about letting the kids try a cookie after breakfast (no, say it isn't so). If you read this first thing, check back to see how they like them.
Update: Well, the best moment was the smile I got from my 8 year old when I handed him the cookie. Soon after that, I was disappointed. He didn't like them. Apparently oatmeal cookies taste better to him fresh out of the oven. None of my boys like oatmeal cookies. I can't believe it. So, now either my husband (who loves them) or I will eat way too many cookies or I will give some away to local friends. I imagine I will do both.
2nd Update: I can't imagine why anyone is reading this again but if you are- here's the after school results. My 3rd son has decided he likes them. My 2nd son (the one with the peanut allergy) says, "they are okay". My oldest son decided he likes them- a lot- but he does not like cadbury chocolates. (I'm stunned. How can you not like cadbury chocolates?) Oh ya, and my daughter never had any issues with them. She didn't get to try one until after lunch and she wanted more than one.
If you like oatmeal cookies, you should try this recipe. It really is good.
Check out other wonderful recipes at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam.