Have you heard of Magnolia Bakery in New York City (I’m hoping that’s rhetorical)? I’ve had the pleasure of going to the original and one of their newer sites, and man, it’s heaven. More specifically, their red velvet cheesecake is heavenly. It’s definitely on my list of things to recreate!
Anyway, I have one of the cookbooks from the creator, Allysa Torey. I found a recipe for oatmeal cookies with peanut butter chips, but the only problem was, I didn’t have any peanut butter chips on hand! So what’s a girl to do?! Improvise! I replaced the peanut butter chips with milk chocolate chips and white chocolate chips! The end result? Mmm…tasty.
These are easy to whip up on a whim, as I did. If you want, you could follow the original recipe and use only peanut butter chips, but why not try this version?! It works!
Also, the cinnamon flavor is evident, so if you’re not a huge fan of this flavor profile, consider halving the amount.
Milk and White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Adapted from More from Magnolia by Allysa Torey
Makes about 3 dozen cookies
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
¾ cup (1 ½ sticks) unsalted butter, softened
¾ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
1 large egg, at room temperature
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
2 ½ cups quick-cooking oats (not regular, old-fashioned rolled oats)
½ cup milk chocolate chips (if you can’t find, semi-sweet will do)
½ cup white chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenehit.
In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream the butter with the sugars until smooth, about 2 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla, and beat well. Add the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Stir in the oats and peanut butter chips. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets, leaving several inches between for expansion. Bake for 11-13 minutes, until golden brown around the edges, and soft, but not too soft, in the center.
Cool the cookies on the sheets for 5 minutes, and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
My advice? Bake these. Then brag to all your friends that you have a little slice of the world famous Magnolia Bakery in your kitchen (and stomach!)!