I passed on last week’s TWD recipe because I was all alone in the house and couldn’t justify making a big ice cream-ganache cake with only my lonesome to eat it, and my miserly self couldn’t justify using almost a dozen eggs and pounds of chocolate, only to gift the whole thing to friends. There you have it, folks–cheap and selfish. No apologies! However, this week I’ve returned to the TWD party, cookies in hand. But not just any cookies, we’re talking “Chunky Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Chocolate Chipsters.” (I think the title is bigger than some of the cookies.)
These cookies are a delicious Frankensteinian combination of oatmeal, peanut butter, and chocolate chip cookies. I like oatmeal cookies but I dislike raisins, so I rarely make traditional oatmeal cookies. Similarly, I like peanut butter cookies but they’re not my absolute favorite, so I don’t often make them for myself. But I luuurve chocolate chip cookies, so these babies seemed like the perfect combination of three American favorites. The peanut butter flavor is a little subtle, but I actually liked that, since it didn’t overwhelm the spices or chocolate. I made these right before taking a trip to visit family, and my brothers gobbled them up right away, sometimes two at a time. I’ll take that as a sign of success.
Although the taste was great, I think the texture could use a little work. Other people had gorgeous chunky cookie globes, while mine were fairly flat. I admit to a bit of cookie envy! I want to try and create the “chunky” cookie Dorie promised me–I love a cookie with heft and substantial thickness. I’ll be making these again soon, and again, until I get my perfect cookie.