2.25.2013

butterscotch & oatmeal peanut butter cookies


You guys... I'm learning French. {!!!!!!!} I'm not going to go so far as to say I'm good at it. I totally get it. Or I'm super great at the pronunciations. In fact, I'm pretty sure I'm totally botching it. Like I was trying to say "frere" the other day but it somehow came out sounding like I had just dropped a bomb. 

My friends laughed. 

I laughed so hard I cried. 

Good times, good times. 


Through this experience though, I'm learning not to take myself so seriously and to laugh at myself... And my classmates too. Muahaha. 

Not only am I learning to laugh, but I'm actually learning a little language too! So far I can count to ten. Say the days of the week. Say I'm 15 years old {which is a lie. Only a couple more weeks.} And a couple other little phrases. Definitely not enough to have a conversation though, unless you'd like to talk about numbers or colors. In that case, I'd love to chat. 

Our teacher is from France and she's learning some English in exchange. At class the other day, we were going over the parts of the body, and when we came to the toes, she said "What are these things? The fingers on your feet?" That brought up a wave of laughter. 

Again... 

My friends laughed. 

I laughed so hard I cried. 



Learning French, I'm {suuuuuuper slowly} getting this much closer to my dream. The tiny dream: To travel to Paris. The big dream: Open a bakery in Paris. I'd call it... Sophie's Cakery. Which is quite ironic considering cakes come out of my kitchen only about once every couple months. A cakery without cake? Is that even legal? Might need to reconsider things... 


In other news... I made you cookies!

When I pulled out the first pan of these cookies, I knew they were going to be crazy good. And tempting. And addicting. So I figured I'd bring them to French the next day, because I'd rather make my friends fat than myself. True selflessness, people. When my mom saw these she declared, before she even tried one, that they would be the best cookies I'd ever made. I told her I was planning to bring them to class, but she refused. Not surprising though! These cookies are crispy on the edges, soft and chewy in the middle, and the perfect balance of sweet and salty.

Bon appetit!



butterscotch & oatmeal peanut butter cookies

1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup peanut butter {I used crunchy. But use whatever you have on hand!}
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup quick cooking oats
1 c. butterscotch chips
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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, cream butter, sugars, and peanut butter.  Beat in the eggs until well blended.  Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and oats; stir into creamed mixture until well mixed. Fold in butterscotch chips. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets about 2 inches apart.  Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.




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5 comments:

  1. I love oatmeal scotchie cookies... and adding peanut butter to the mix makes things even better. They look wonderful - love all the brown sugar.

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  2. Oh these look amazing. Love the combo of flavors and that they are soft on the inside which is a must for me!

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  3. I LOVE you Sophie. You make me laugh and want to eat cookies. The laugh I need, the cookies no...I have the stomach flu. : (
    When I am better, going to make these and might have to throw in some chocolate chips too! Yummmmm.

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  4. These look and sound so yummy. Your pictures are beautiful Sophie!

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