happy 60th year, dad.

Today is a special day… someone’s turning sixty.

Happy Birthday, Dad!

I got my love for peanut butter 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 peanut butter 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?


Salted Peanut Butter 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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  1. says

    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! :)

  2. says

    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!

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