Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Freezer Friendly Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Cookie Dough



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All moms would agree that , we all strive to save time in every thing that we do. I do lots of planning, whether will it just be a day trip for our family.. our weekends , our day agenda, from budgeting to meal planning.. I do my best. Sometimes, life happens and good plans gets thrown out the door..and that is when flexibility is necessary.

And how awesome it is when your "to do" plans actually goes smooth !

 When I get a good look at our calendar and see those days that will be busy , I do some batch prepping and batch cooking . Sometimes , (when I have the energy)..I do freezer meals, some days I just pre cut the meats and vegetables , pre cook meats ( like ground beef).

I also prepare freezer friendly cookie dough, so I can just get it out of the freezer when we need a cookie or two maybe :)



This recipe freezes very well.. 




 You can even make it in different variations. I made it three ways : with chocolate chips , plain peanbut butter oatmeal and lastly with pretzels.

You can make this in a big batch and use these as add ons: M & M's , walnuts , chopped rollo chocolate candy , dark and white chocolates. Be creative!



They are very soft and chewy!



Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups ( double for a huge batch)
1 cup quick cooking oats
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup softened butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated white sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt

Variations: 1 cup chocolate chips, 1 cup pretzels


Directions:

Combine flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside
In a separate bowl, cream butter , peanut butter and the sugars together until smooth.
Add in vanilla and beat eggs in ( one at a time)
Stir in the flour mixture into the creamed mixture.
Mix in the oats.

Freezing part : Line your cookie sheet with parchment paper. Scoop dough and form into balls. Place all the dough balls into the lined cookie sheet and freeze for about 2 hrs.  Transfer the dough balls in a ziploc bag ( freezer bag).

Baking day : Preheat oven to 350. Bake the frozen dough balls 10-13 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Dont overbake.  While soft on top , gently press variation of your choice ..chocolate chips M & M's or pretzels.

If you don't want to mess with the freezing part , that is totally fine. Just pre heat oven to 350 and bake for 8 to 10 mins, or until golden brown edges are visible. While soft on top , lightly press the variation of your choice.


 Happy Baking!

Lots of love,














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3 comments:

  1. These look YUMMY! I bet the pretzel ones were perfect! Love salty and sweet together.

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    1. Hi Heather! Thanks for stopping by..me too! I love anything sweet and salty.

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  2. This looks so good! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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