How to Make Peanut Butter Cookies

Today I’m sharing with you how to make Peanut Butter Cookies that are low-carb, no sugar and completely healthy.  These peanut butter cookies are  Trim Healthy Mama approved for a (S) Satisfying treat.

I’ve shared my Peanut Butter Coconut Balls recipe and oh they are yummy.  They are probably one of my top 5 favorite recipes.  But today, it’s all about Peanut Butter Cookies.Continue Reading

Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have a problem with chocolate chip cookies.  I love them.  They are my favorite.  I like them chewy though and not crispy.  My favorite way to make them is with oatmeal, a trick I learned from a friend, because then they are even more chewy.

These cookies have lots of goodies them.  And they are delicious!

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Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips 
  • 1 cup craisins
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 cup sliced almonds

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until smooth.  Add one egg at a time and vanilla, blend well.  Pour the flour, oats, baking soda, & salt into the bowl and mix well.  Stir in chocolate chips, craisins, coconut, & almonds.

Drop by the tablespoonful full onto an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake for about 10 minutes or until the edges are just lightly browned.  Let them sit for a minute or 2 on the hot pan and removed, (this gives them time to firm up slightly so they don’t fall apart when they are piping hot).

This batch makes A LOT of cookies, about 30.  They are best cold, but I’m a cold chocolate chip cookie kinda gal.

Oatmeal Dinner Rolls Recipe

My life may just be a walking contradiction.

Monday, I posted a workout.  Today, dinner rolls.

Meh.

I was tipped off to their deliciousness over 10 years ago, by a friend while living in Germany.  I remember sitting at her table and gobbling them up,

“Wow!  These Germans make the BEST rolls!”

I soon found out my American friend made them.  I was impressed.

These rolls actually have caused me a lot grief in the past.  When we lived in TX, I made these same rolls for friends.  That sealed the deal, EVERY Thanksgiving (which we always spent with friends), I was assigned to make rolls.  Not just any rolls but these rolls.  And lots of them.

I’d guesstimate that I’ve made these over 100 times.  They are that good.

Soft, buttery, & slightly sweet.

 

This recipe is adapted from a Taste of Home recipe.

So here you have them…

OATMEAL DINNER ROLLS

Ingredients

  • 2 1/3 cups water, divided
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 pkg (or 2 1/4 teaspoon) active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 5 cups flour

Directions

In a large saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil; add oats and butter. Cook and stir for 1 minute. Remove from the heat; add remaining 1/3 cup of cold water & sugar.  Cool mixture to lukewarm or between 110 and 115 degrees.  Add the yeast to the mixture.

Let yeast bubble slightly.  Add salt and 4 cups of flour; mix until smooth.  Add enough additional flour to form a soft dough.

Knead until smooth and elastic.  Place in a greased bowl, turn to grease top of loaf.  Cover and let rise for about an hour.

Shape dough into 18 rolls and place them in 2 round baking pans.  Cover and let rise for about 45 minutes.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

5 Tips for Baking in an RV Oven

I admit, I’ve been complaining about my RV oven.

I had reservations about it before I ever turned it on.  And truth be told, I was just waiting for it to fail me when I moved into the camper.

My RVing friend, Alicia, told me her oven stunk.  She hated it so much so that she took out her overhead microwave and replaced it with a toaster oven.  She does 90% of baking in there and rarely turns on her oven.Continue Reading