Sunday, February 21, 2010

Good For You Cookies

I take one bite of these cookies and I am 7 again. I've just gotten off the school bus. My mother is standing in the sunny kitchen and the house smells homey, like cookies and Pine Sol. I get really excited that there are fresh cookies and she says I can, "have one for each hand." I ask what kind they are and she says, "good for YOU cookies" with the accent on YOU. I take two, sit on the couch and watch the Jetsons. Life is good.

Why my mother put the accent on YOU, I have no idea. Anyway you want to say it, these cookies are awesome. I think she called them "good for you" because of the oats, raisins, and peanut butter. It makes sense...right?!

Good For You Cookies

Source: Mummy
Yield: 2 dozen

1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla
1 cup peanut butter
1 t. baking soda
2 1/4 cup quick cooking oats
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup raisins

Cream the butter and sugars together until fluffy. Beat in eggs, followed by vanilla, peanut butter, and baking soda. Stir in oats, chips, and raisins. Place 1 inch balls on cookie sheet, flatten slightly. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.


Anonymous said...

These are sooooo good! I make them all the time now!=)

Natalie Blake said...

Yum, Yum, Yum.