happy 60th year, dad.

by Hillary on February 19, 2011

Today’s a special day… someone’s turning SIXTY.

Happy Birthday, Dad!


Like father, like daughter.

I got my looove for p.nut buttah from my dad; we share the PB-loving gene, along with the clean car-loving gene, and just a few other things ;)

In honor of you, I made a batch of p.nut buttah cookies yesterday. However, your poor college student of a daughter is too cheap to send them to you in the mail. It’s the thought that counts, right?


Salty PB Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe Inspiration: Brown Eyed Baker

  • 1 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 c. unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 c. crunchy salted peanut butter
  • 1/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c. light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 c. rolled oats
  • 1 c. bittersweet chocolate chips
  • flaked sea salt 

Whisk together the flour and baking soda – set aside.

Mix together the butter, peanut butter, sugars and vanilla. Add the egg and beat to combine. Gradually add the flour until just combined. Stir in oats and chocolate chips.

Chill dough in fridge for ~20 minutes.

Roll dough into balls – 2T each – and place on a baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Sprinkle with flaked sea salt if desired. Bake for 10 minutes @ 350*. Cool completely on the baking sheet.



My roommate just remarked, “You’re sitting there with your container of cookies and Dove chocolates.”

Working at my computer with chocolate by my side… yep, pretty typical ;)

Busy night ahead of me.

See you soon!


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Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn February 19, 2011 at 6:39 pm

Aweeee girl, Happy Birthday to your padre! Slash I got my love for peanut butter from my dad too, our family goes through a jar a day! Not a joke. Anywho, have a lovely evening with your cookies and chocolate, love dove! :)


Lauren February 19, 2011 at 6:53 pm

Sea salt & chocolate are the perfect combo! I won a jar of dark chocolate caramel sea salt sauce for Christmas from a gift exchange, it is heaven. I loved your post on Carrots ‘n’ Cake today, and I really need to learn to love the dreadmill!


Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles February 19, 2011 at 7:08 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your dad! :)


Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) February 19, 2011 at 7:18 pm

Happy Birthday to your dad!

The PB & sea salt combo seems like an amazing one! :)


Nicole @ Of Cookies & Carrots February 19, 2011 at 7:19 pm

OH my gosh those look delicious! I may have to try this recipe. :) I’m fairly obsessed with pb oatmeal cookies… I do have a go-to recipe that’s pretty awesome (and super easy), but I do like to experiment some ;)


Jess@atasteofconfidence February 19, 2011 at 7:42 pm

happy birthday to your dad!


Donna February 19, 2011 at 9:37 pm

yep…Happy Birthday Dave.


christina February 19, 2011 at 9:45 pm

those cookies seriously look like they would melt in your mouth. oh man. happy bday to your dad!


Cara February 19, 2011 at 10:14 pm

Those cookies look awesome! And that is totally me… studying with chocolate AND cookies by my side… I’ve got to stay focused somehow!


Angie February 20, 2011 at 9:59 am

Chocolate is ALWAYS by my side too :) Cookies are looking delicious!


Dorry February 20, 2011 at 10:39 am

Those cookies look delicious! Love the salty + sweet combo.


Kate (What Kate is Cooking) February 20, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Happy birthday to your dad! Chocolate is never far from me, either :)


Dad February 20, 2011 at 4:22 pm

Thanks everyone, I had a great birthday.


Melissa February 20, 2011 at 6:33 pm

OMG! I would give anything for one of those cookies! Excellent virtual gift! ;)


Natalie Carter February 20, 2011 at 7:03 pm

Salt and chocolate, does life get any better?


Hillary February 20, 2011 at 7:08 pm

I couldn’t imagine a better combination myself!


Carrie (Moves 'N Munchies) February 21, 2011 at 3:55 am

aw happy bday to your pops!


Ellie@fitforthesoul February 21, 2011 at 11:46 am

Ahhhhh! These look del.i.cious!!! Very nice blog Hillary! And great post about the groceries. I can’t imagine how tough it must be to have hypoglycemia. Have a beautiful day!


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