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These cookies are perfect for any occasion. A good chocolate chip cookie is great on its own, but the addition of peanut butter and oats brings this cookie to a whole new level. With school on the horizon, plan to bake these for lunchboxes or afterschool snacks. Chocolate 
Peanut Butter Cookies with Oats are great for adult lunchboxes and snacks too! The cookies freeze well so make several dozen. I promise the cookies won’t last!

Tip: Use the large side of a melon baller for even cookies.

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Against the background of building the Panama Canal, is the awakening of Clara Tyler. Through Clara’s eyes, we see the poverty and disease of the Canal’s workers, their lack of rights, and adding to their misery, the indifference from many in charge.

 

Parallel to Clara’s fight against disease is her battle for equal rights as a woman. She struggles within her family against the rule of her father, in the medical and political world against the authority of doctors and government leaders, and in world of love, against prevailing standards. The plot details the emergence of Clara as a strong, independent and iconoclastic woman.

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cookies with Oats

 

Yield 36 cookies

½ cup butter                                      

½ cup sugar                                        

½ cup powdered sugar                      

1 tablespoon vanilla                          

½ cup peanut butter, smooth or chunky

1 teaspoon salt

½ tablespoon baking powder

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

¾ cup flour

½ cup chocolate chips

¼ cup rolled oats

 

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Line 2 sheet trays with parchment paper.

  2. In a bowl, cream butter and sugars for 2 minutes.

  3. Add vanilla and peanut butter. Mix until combined.

  4. In a separate bowl, mix salt, baking powder, cocoa powder and flour. Blend into dd to creamed butter mixture. Add chocolate chips and rolled oats. Mix until smooth.

  5. Drop by the tablespoonful onto the sheet trays. Press fork gently into top of cookie dough.

  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

Expandthetable suggestions

Vegan: Substitute vegan margarine for butter and use vegan chocolate chips.

Dairy free: Use dairy free margarine for butter and use dairy free chocolate chips.

Gluten free: Use gluten free flour and gluten free oats.

Peanut free: Use almond or cashew butter in place of peanut butter.

Diabetic friendly: Use a sugar substitute for sugar and powdered sugar. Use sugar free chocolate chips.

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