Care packages

You all remember my friend Angela, she left me to go play Nanny in Holland for a year, and I sent her on her way with a batch of cookies, baked with love, which she ate as slowly as possible to help with being homesick.  Well, she’s been there for 4 whole months now, and while we have been exchanging letters, and little gifts in the mail, I haven’t been able to bake her anything, and I love an excuse to bake.  Her mom was leaving on September 27th to visit her, and here was the opportunity to send Angela a little homemade care package.

Into the bag went, Vitamin B12 (this was requested), a book (hard to find English ones apparently), some maple candy (how very Canadian of me), a small toy horse, to remind her of her boy back home, and a loaf of Pumpkin Bread and these delicious Peanut Butter Oatmeal cookies.

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup rolled oats (regular or quick-cooking)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup peanut butter (crunchy or regular)

Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, oats, baking soda and salt.

In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars until light. Beat in egg and vanilla extract until smooth, then beat in the peanut butter. Blend in the flour mixture until the dough comes together and no streaks of flour remain.

Drop dough in 1-inch balls on the prepared baking sheet.   Bake for 11-13 minutes, until cookies are golden brown around the edges.   Allow to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely

Adapted from: Baking Bites

Hope you enjoyed them Ange, as much as you are enjoying the time with your mom.  Can’t wait to receive the goodies you are sending back with her!!

Teade says: neigh, snort snort, neigh

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One thought on “Care packages

  1. Your the best!..Can always count on you to bring a smile to my face!! The cookies are delish, the loaf to die for and the other goodies were perfect!!

    xoxoxoxooxoxoxo

    Oh and you’ll love the goodies im sending back with mom 😉
    The dutch LOVE their sugar!

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