chocolate pb oatmeal cookies

Nov 19, 2011 by

well, hello again, blog!  i’m happy to report that things are back to “normal” at the shoebox.  it was hacked a month or so ago, and we’ve been working on moving content around and finding a suitable server.  (hello, godaddy!)  the shoebox is back with one more nashville recipe.  then, we get to move onto the wa ones! i made these cookies for my dad on his last visit to nashville.  they’re all of his favorite cookies, rolled into one!  after a ten hour drive to nashville from michigan, the least i could do was have a batch of cookies ready for him to eat.  if cookies could make it through the mail, i’d probably send a batch of these to him tonight to celebrate the big buck that he got today and that...

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peaches n’ cream oatmeal cookies...

Apr 14, 2010 by

i’m a true foodie.  i watched “cooking for real” with sunny anderson on foodnetwork that featured this recipe wayyyyyy back in 2008.  i’ve been thinking about making these cookies ever since.  i finally did it today!  i should have started making these cookies much sooner.  they remind me of my favorite flavor of instant oatmeal: peaches n’ cream.  just as an fyi, this recipe easily doubles. 3/4 c all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp baking soda pinch salt 1 stick butter, softened 1/4 c light brown sugar 1/4 c dark brown sugar 1/4 c sugar 1 egg 1 1/2 c rolled oats (use the old-fashioned) 1/2 c chopped dried peaches 1/2 c chopped pecans 1/2 c white chocolate chips preheat oven to 350°. in a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt.  in a stand...

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iced berry piñata knock off

Jan 10, 2010 by

back in the day, i was a girl scout and i proudly sold girl scout cookies each and every winter.  i had a few favorites, including peanut butter patties, but my absolute favorite girl scout cookie didn’t come out until i was no longer in scouting.  they were called “iced berry piñatas” and they were absolutely delicious!  they have been discontinued, so i decided to make up my own recipe for them.  the secret to these delicious cookies is the toasted oatmeal, which gives them an unexpected crunch. 2 1/2 c old-fashioned rolled oats (not instant) 1 1/2 c all-purpose flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 2 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground allspice 1 tsp salt 1/4 c butter, softened 1/2 c shortening 1 c brown sugar, firmly packed 3/4...

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