I took one bite of these and had that instant “what does this remind me of?” nostalgia. I still can’t figure it out. Doesn’t matter- they require zero oven time and they are yummy, that’s enough for me.
This is Flour Loves Sugars’s busiest and best week of the year! I get giddy over Valentine’s day anyways, but in the last few years the rush of all of the orders is an added bonus. Granted, I don’t get much sleep, usually end up sobbing over something ridiculous like a dropped egg or a broken cookie, but it also is a huge reminder of how far this little business of mine has come. The first Valentines day I had maybe 15 orders, all Etsy- and I remember feeling so excited. This year I reached 100 local orders, which is both terrifying and awesome all at once! Running a small business is as they say “like taking on a new baby” in every sense- very little sleep and millions of joyous celebrations.
So, as I sit here surrounded by naked sugar cookies, with flour in my hair and icing on my shirt, my heart is so full.
Here is a simple classic recipe to dive into:
- ¾ cup unsalted butter (1½ sticks)
- 1½ cup sugar
- ½ cup milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ½ cup peanut butter (creamy/crunchy- your choice!)
- 3¾ cup old fashioned oats (not quick cooking)
- 1¼ cup semi sweet chips
- Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.
- Once melted, add the sugar, milk, vanilla, and peanut butter- and whisk to combine.
- Turn the heat to medium/high and bring mixture to a boil for about 4 minutes, continuing to whisk.
- Take the pan off the heat and add in the oats, stirring to combine.
- Spread the mixture evenly into a lined 9x9 dish.
- Immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips. The heat will melt the chips, which you can then spread with the back of a spoon to even out.
- Allow to cool completely before cutting and serving.