Wednesday, October 31, 2012

trick-or-TREAT FOR ALLIE

Allie's second Halloween today. She was a monkey this year and participated in the celebrations more actively than last year. She even got to trick-or-treat at my work the other day where we had a big party for the kids.

We did not go trick-or-treating in the neighborhood tonight though. Next year. But tonight Allie and I hung out by our front door, greeted  our local little ghosts and monsters and Allie loved giving out the candy. It was fun! minus a couple real scary masks that kind of ruined the experience a little for Allie.

Needless to say, Allie cannot have candy, but for a special sweet Halloween treat I made her some yummy and kind of healthy cookies (that also have been acting like breakfast for me and MJ for the last couple days). The recipe came from my #1 favorite cookbook from Better Homes and Gardens and it is a recipe for "Peanut-butter oatmeal rounds" that I made just a couple adjustments to by decreasing the amount of sugar and replacing some white flour with wheat flour and made these great



Whole-wheat Peanut-Butter Oatmeal rounds

3/4 C softened  butter
1/2 C Peanut butter
3/4 C sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 C all-purpose flour
1/2 C whole-wheat flour
2 C quick or rolled oats
If you like, you can add a cup of raisins, dried cranberries, peanuts or chocolate chips. I didn't add anything this time.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a bowl beat both butters with an electric mixer. Add sugar, baking soda and baking powder. Mix well. Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined. Beat in the flour and then oats.

Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto a baking sheet. Bake about 10-12 minutes until edges are light brown. 


Transfer to a wire rack to cool down. Nice little treat to enjoy with some tea or milk.


Happy Halloween! :)

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