|Posted on February 5, 2013 at 6:15 AM|
Why “Whoopsy” cookies? Well, these delicious morsels were born of a fortunate mistake. A couple weeks ago, the little man and I were making oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. I helped him carefully measure out ingredients, test-tasting the sugars and chocolate chips as we went. Into the oven went our delectable creations and a minute later, I looked through the oven window to see the little mounds melting into thin, runny puddles. I’d forgotten the flour. (Is it just me, or does the pregnant brain seem to work at half capacity sometimes?)
“Whoops!” I exclaimed as I quickly scooped the cookie dough back into my mixing bowl. At that point though, the chocolate chips were completely melted. After adding the missing flour I tossed in some peanut butter too and the results were delectable. Put a few of these in your lunch box or bring them to a staff meeting. It’ll be the best mistake you ever made!
¾ cup butter
½ cup peanut butter
1 cup granulated sugar
½ cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
½ tsp cinnamon
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups rolled oats
1. Preheat oven to 375°. Beat butter and peanut butter together on medium speed until combined.
2. Add granulated and brown sugars, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. Beat until combined.
3. Melt the chocolate in the microwave. Stir often, you want it just melted and not too hot! Add melted chocolate and beat again until combined, scraping down the sides as needed.
4. Beat in the eggs and vanilla until combined.
5. Beat in the flour. Stir in the rolled oats, or use the “stir” setting on your mixer to incorporate them.
6. Drop by large spoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes.
Categories: Sweet Treats