Another snow day! As if I needed another reason to not leave the house or take off my yoga pants. Check and check. What’s with this new thing of naming ALL storms. I’m down with the naming of hurricane’s, that has always been a thing, but this new naming of snow storms, not sure how I feel about it. However, if we are going to name snow storms, can they all be named after Seinfeld references? That’s something I can get behind.
Do you guys ever miss Oprah? You know, as in do you ever get nostalgic for that 4 o’clock hour right after school, where you sat on the couch snackin’ on chips from that price club size box of individual serving size chip bags while Oprah blew your mind with her wisdom and good vibes? No? Just me? Cool. Side note- I really don’t even like chips. I know, I know. I WILL take one for the team (team dip) and eat them as a vehicle to shovel dip into my mouth, but you’ll never find me perusing the chip isle at the grocery store for a weekly snack. I’d rather eat an entire loaf of bread, that’s more my style. You know what else I like to eat- cookies!
I decided to give this “artisan” butter a try because it was on sale this week. Is “artisan” just a label they slap on things in order to charge us more? Does it actually MEAN anything? Does ANYONE know? Either way, they got this sucker with that shiny, green St. Patrick’s Day-ish labeling so I went for it. Speaking of St. Patrick’s Day, I’m pretty psyched on it this year! I can pass on Halloween, Valentine’s Day, and I even like to keep New Years low-key but I think St. Patty’s Day is a fun holiday to celebrate because you a.) don’t have to shop for anything or anyone AND b.) you can start drinking at breakfast- judgement free I might add! Maybe its from growing up in New York with a mother who religiously made corn beef and cabbage ever year, or maybe it’s from being surrounded by the huge NYC parade and all the festivities that went along with it but for whatever reason, I love celebrating this holiday. You will find me at the pub Friday afternoon with a Guinness, for sure.
Back to the cookies, they have oatmeal, almond butter, dark chocolate shards and tons of vanilla! They come together super quick and they are made with 100% whole wheat flour so I’m thinking we could even go right ahead and have these for breakfast if we wanted to. Which of course we want to!
Grab yourself a cup of coffee and a couple (or ten) of these cookies and you’ve got yourself a meal.
- 1¼ cups whole wheat flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- heaping ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (I used the bourbon kind from Trader Joe's)
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ cup butter at room temperature (salted or unsalted, whatever you've got!)
- 1 cup dark brown sugar
- ⅓ cup Greek yogurt (0%, 1% or 2%)
- 2 tablespoons vanilla almond butter
- 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
- 1 egg
- 1 dark chocolate chocolate bar, chopped up
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a Silpat baking sheet. Set aside.
- Stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and oats in a medium bowl.
- Beat the butter, brown sugar, almond butter and peanut butter together until fluffy. Add the egg, yogurt and vanilla and beat again. Add the dry ingredients, along with the chocolate chips, and mix until just combined. Don't over-mix!
- Spoon heaping tablespoons of dough onto prepared baking sheets.
- Place in the oven and bake for 12 minutes. Let cool. Devour.