I love oats in my baking – muffins, cookies, bars, you name it. Despite that, I don’t like oatmeal…but that’s a whole other story. I was craving peanut butter (I’ve learned to accept I’m always craving peanut butter) and chocolate, so it was only logical that I combined these into a cookie. I remembered seeing this recipe a while back, and I was so excited I finally got to try it out! I increased the oats by 1/4 cup because I love them so much and it was perfect for me. However, I felt the cookies were too oily – probably because of the peanut butter – so next time I would decrease that and maybe add a bit more butter to compensate.
These were fantastic straight out of the oven, or served the next day with some milk. Mine personally got a bit stale after 2-3 days, so eat these quick! Recipe under the cut.
“Cinnamon sugar goodness” is only the start of how I would describe these cookies. I’ve been craving cinnamon + sugar for weeks before I finally found the time to make something to appease my sweet tooth. Many of the snickerdoodles I’ve had in my life are thin, crispy, and crunchy. I never understood the appeal of crunchy cookies. I’d rather have a chewy cookie that explodes with flavor before practically melting on your tongue. Thankfully, these cookies definitely weren’t a stereotypical snickerdoodle (at least, what “stereotypical” has been in my experiences). They were chewy, soft, thick, and fat little pillows of buttery cinnamony sugary goodness.
Ahhh, s’mores. The slightly sweet, crunchy graham cracker pieces enclosing warm, fluffy marshmallows and silky-smooth melted chocolate. Memories of summer, winter, and – okay, I’ll admit it, s’mores are kind of perfect anytime. My good friend posted the recipe for s’mores stuffed chocolate chip cookies by Picky Palate on my facebook wall, and it suddenly hit me how much I wanted s’mores, right now.
I wasn’t feeling the whole s’mores in cookies thing (they turn out so huge!) so I remembered a s’mores cookies post by Kim over at Lovin the Oven that had s’mores components in a chocolate chip cookie dough and after a trip to the store to get s’mores ingredients, I whipped up these delicious cookies!