Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

  This recipe comes from the amazing Dorie Greenspan, the only tweak I made was using natural peanut butter instead of skippy, I just can’t buy skippy. 

3 c rolled oats
1 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
8 oz butter, at room temp
1 c peanut butter
1 c sugar
1 c brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
12 oz chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350.

Combine first 6 ingredients in a bowl.

Bear butter, peanut butter, vanilla and sugars together until creamy. Best in eggs one at a time. Add dry ingredients, 1/3 at a time until combined. Stir in chips.

Chill for at least 1 hour.

Bake 13 – 15 minutes until golden.

Makes about 50 cookies.


Alton Brown’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are some delicious chocolate chip cookies from the Amazing Alton Brown. The trick with great cookies is melting the butter and chilling the dough. I dare you to eat just one. You will need to break out your scale for this one.

8 oz unsalted butter, melted
12 oz bread flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 ozs granulated sugar
8 ozs light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
2 TBSP whole milk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
12 ozs semisweet chocolate chips

Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda into a bowl.

Pour the butter into your stand mixer’s work bowl. Add the sugars and beat with the paddle attachment on medium speed for 2 minutes.

Meanwhile in a separate bowl, whisk together the whole egg, egg yolk, milk and vanilla extract.

Slow the mixer to “stir” and slowly work the egg mixture into the butter and sugar. Mix until thoroughly combined, about 30 seconds.

Gradually add the dry ingredients, stopping a couple of times to scrape down the side of the bowl. Stir in the chips.

Chill the dough for 1 hour.

Heat the oven to 375 degrees.

Scoop the dough into 1 1/2-ounce portions onto parchment paper-line pan, 6 cookies per sheet.

Bake two sheets at a time for 15 minutes, rotating the pans halfway through.

Remove from the oven, slide the parchment with the cookies onto a cooling rack.

Chicken Chipolte Tacos

This super easy and tasty recipe came from Food & Wine. I made a few tweaks serving it with slaw and cotija cheese.

8 chicken thighs (3 pounds)
2 TBSP vegetable oil, plus more for brushing
1/2 medium white onion, minced,
2 jalapeños—stemmed, minced
2 TBDP minced chipotle chiles plus 3 TBSP adobo sauce from the can or jar
4 tomatoes, finely chopped
Warm corn tortillas
10 oz cabbage, shredded
2 limes juices
2 tsp canola oil
1 bunch of cilantro
4 oz cotija cheese, crumbler

Preheat the oven to 350°. 

On a large rimmed baking sheet, brush the chicken with oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake for about 45 minutes, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the largest piece registers 165°. Let cool, then shred the meat; discard the skin and bones.

In a large skillet, heat the 2 tablespoons of oil until shimmering. Add the onion, jalapeños and a generous pinch of salt and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until just softened, about 5 minutes. Add the chipotles and adobo sauce and cook for 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes and cook until softened and any liquid has evaporated, about 7 minutes. Stir in the shredded chicken and cook until hot, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Meanwhile combine the cabbage, lime juice, 2 tsp and cilantro.

Spoon the chicken into warm corn tortillas and serve with slaw and cheese.
Serves 4.