Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Peace Offering

Lately I'm afraid I've annoyed someone who never liked me that much to begin with. And, I'm a really likable person. Now, this someone has a lot of control in a situation and I'm trying to get back in his good graces. Although we're paying him and he's good at his job, I still want him to like us and do a really, really good job for us. So, I'm baking cookies.

If you want someone to like you, to make a new friend, or to smooth things over, try this recipe. None of that sugar-free healthy baking this time around (okay, I couldn't help myself and didn't use all white flour). No, this is the good stuff. I'll let you know if it works!

Side note: These would be awesome for making ice cream sandwiches!

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Chip Oatmeal Cookies (makes 3 dozen)

3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour (can use all regular flour if you want)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 sticks butter, softened
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 large egg
2 tablespoons milk
1 cup chocolate chips
3/4 cup peanut butter chips (can use all chocolate if you can't find these but they're sooo good)
1 cup quick or old-fashioned oats

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flours, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a small bowl. In a mixing bowl cream the butter. Add the sugars and cream until fluffy. Add the vanilla and egg. Alternately add the milk and flour mixture at a lower speed. Stir in the chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and oats.

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the center is still soft and the edges are crisp and the cookies are lightly browned. Cool on the baking sheet for a couple of minutes and then transfer to a wire rack.

Update: Our meeting was cancelled but the cookies still taste good.


  1. Was that the meeting at the pub which was canceled last nite?

    I'm willing to like you, and be your newest foodie friend, if you hand over these cookies. I'll even settle for ice cream sandwiches.

  2. Your actually not likable. We just like your kid. ;)

  3. AH - thanks . . . i was hoping they'd do the trick.
    CP - no, not a pub, unfortunately. I'm making my mom some ice cream sandwiches for her birthday tomorrow :)
    Lisa - I know, I know. She is way easier to like.

  4. Happy Back 2 School Day!
    Be Good this quarter.