It's basically an oatmeal-peanut-butter-chocolate-chip cookie. The first time I made them, they were a hit. After the third batch, he took a bite, looked at the cookie for a bit, and said, "I think this is my favorite cookie. Ever." 'Nuff said.
The one thing he doesn't know is that I'm pretty sneaky. Well, he knows that I can be sneaky, but when it comes to cookie ingredients, he doesn't realize that his favorite cookie is almost-kinda-sorta good for him.
The base recipe comes out of The Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook. Your prairie mom has a copy, guaranteed. Look for the Peanut Butter-Oatmeal Rounds recipe. As a back-up, here are the ingredients.
Now here's how I changed it.
1) Fats. Original recipe calls for 3/4 cup butter, 1/2 cup peanut butter. I simply switch it: 1/2 cup butter, 3/4 cup peanut butter. Extra protein. Grrrr.
2) Sugar. Original recipe calls for 1 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar. I never use all the sugar that a recipe calls for. Plus, I prefer brown sugar. So wave the magic recipe wand, and presto: 3/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup white sugar.
3) Flour. Original recipe calls for 1 and 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour. I sneak whole wheat flour into my baking, so just fill the cup 1/3 full of whole wheat flour, and top the rest off with white flour.
4) Oats. An extra handful of oats can't hurt, right?
5) Chocolate chips. I'm not messin' with the chocolate chips.
Shhh, he'll never know. Our little secret, right?