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Change. I've learned to embrace it, ride it out til the end. Sometimes I'm kicking and screaming, other times weeping with my eyes clinched tight. Once in awhile I ride like a dog in a car, head out the window snorting what life has to offer. Mother to young adult children, a marriage of thirty years, and a desert to mountain to valley waltz with God have shaped me into someone I never imagined I'd be. Life is short and I want to live it. Tears, sighs, laughter and change. Every morsel granted to me. Scrambled, shaken or stirred.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Scraps and Snippets ~ Peanut Butter Melt in Your Mouth Cookies...

Why on earth would I fire up the oven on a hot Monday afternoon.....at the peak of the heat curve? Why? 

Maybe because I saw a cookie recipe on a website. And that cookie recipe was NOTHING even CLOSE to what I ended up making. But somehow it inspired the need to heat up the kitchen. 

It was worth the sweat. 

These totally melt in your mouth. Crispy, delicate, crumbly they need to sit on the cookie pan while they cool a bit and will store best in the fridge. I can't quite place the taste. Maybe a cookie version of the inside of a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, or a soft chewy version of a Butterfinger. A little hint of those chewy butterscotch Rice Krispie bars that are covered in chocolate and make you sick because they are so stinking sweet. How about I just call these darn tasty. 

Peanut Butter Melt In Your Mouth Cookies

1/2 Cup peanut butter
1/2 Cup coconut oil
1 1/3 Cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Cup flour
1 1/2 Cup oatmeal
1 Cup chocolate chips

Mix coconut oil, peanut butter and brown sugar together until blended. Add vanilla, stir, salt and baking powder and mix well. Stir in flour until incorporated. Add oatmeal and chocolate chips. 

The dough is grainy and crumbly. Roll into small balls and press into disks and place on cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 12 minutes. Let sit until cool then store in the fridge. Makes 24ish cookies.

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