Friday, June 14, 2013

hippy cookies

I've been trying out cookie recipes every now and then that are gluten free.  This one hit the spot for me but the kids weren't crazy about them.  Mostly because I added sunflower seeds.  
That's when Andrew added the name "Hippy Cookies" to the cookie jar.  
Cause, according to Andrew, seeds are what Hippies eat.  
They are filled with peanut butter, oatmeal and chocolate chips. Baked a little long and they are crispy and perfect for dunking.  Bake a little less time and they are thick and chewy.  I also decided to make bars with half the dough cause there was a lot of dough and so little time.

Hippy Cookies:
1/4 cup butter                                                                         
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup peanut butter                                        
1 1/4 tsp baking soda
3 cups oatmeal
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup nuts (I used sunflower seeds. Totally optional for those non hippies.)

Combine sugars and butter and beat until creamy.  Add eggs, vanilla and baking soda and mix well.  Stir in oats, chocolate chips and nuts.  Drop by teaspoons onto cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.  Bake 10-12 minutes at 350˚.

It's Friday!  Make it a great weekend!

Thursday, June 06, 2013

time to J U M P

My 3 + 2  Grace, Libby, Molly, Andrew, Charlie
Yep.  It's that time of year again!

Welcome Summer 13.  We are so glad to see you!