My baking Santa is joining me for tea at the coffee table today, and I'd be happy to share a cookie with you. We're also having some decaf vanilla tea, which is so heavenly.
Isn't this Santa adorable? At Christmas time, he resides in my kozy kitchen.
When I was in Ohio last week, to cook Thanksgiving dinner for my dear Mom, my sweet sister had bought me this darling teapot from World Market. It looks so small, but surprisingly when full, it holds about 4 cups of tea.
I'm using my Johnson Brothers Olde English Countryside teacup. I love to mix and match my dishes. I love how the teacup blends with the Target dishes that my late beloved and I scoured the stores for years ago.
I know that I've written about these cookies before, but they are so good that I wanted to include them again, as a Christmas version. They don't contain any flour, which is great for a gluten free diet. I don't have that problem. I just happen to love these cookies, and I hope you'll try them.
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 and 1/2 cups peanut butter
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 and 1/2 cups uncooked rolled oats
1 cup (6 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup candy-coated chocolate pieces (use red and green for Christmas)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
Beat butter, sugars, peanut butter and eggs in large bowl until well blended. Blend in baking soda, vanilla and oats until well mixed. Stir in chocolate chips and candy pieces.
Scoop out about 1/3 cupful of dough for each cookie. I use an ice cream scoop instead, which is about a 1/4 cup. Place on prepared cookie sheets, spacing about 4 inches apart. Press each cookie to flatten slightly. Bake 15-20 minutes or until firm in center. I only bake mine for 15 minutes.
NOTE: I now scoop the cookies and freeze them on parchment paper. After they are frozen, I transfer them to freezer proof bags and take out and bake when needed.
Makes about 18 cookies, if using 1/3 cup, or about 30 with the ice cream scoop.
I am sharing this with these lovely parties:
Thank you for your visit! xo