Last week, we baked up a few batches of cookies to give to our contractors for all of the hard work they did on the bathroom. Barring the glass work [window and shower enclosure] which must, of necessity, come afterward, it took a mere nine working days for them to gut, replumb, tile and install our bathroom. We made our favourite cookie meteors, a toffe-bit-less version of our chewy chocolate chip toffee bit cookies, and a new fave, here dubbed “Contractor Cookies,” a peanut butter oatmeal cookie with coconut and butterscotch chips. I have no idea what the guys thought of any of the treats [next time, just buy beer?], but the kids were all over the extras. Tobes especially loved the new cookies! So, here’s a recipe for what we whipped up, and, because of your demands to have pics of the room before we actually do any Lunchbox Season activities therein, a few pics and a video of the almost-finished bath.
- 3/4 c butter
- 1/2 c creamy peanut butter [we used natural]
- 3/4 c brown sugar
- 3/4 c white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/4 c all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 3/4 c rolled oats
- 1 c butterscotch chips
- 3/4 c shredded or flaked coconut [we used unsweetened]
- Heat oven to 350.
- Cream the butter and peanut butter by hand or in a mixer.
- Add the sugars and continue mixing until well combined.
- Beat in the eggs and vanilla until just combined.
- Beat in the flour and oats.
- Stir in the chips and coconut.
- Drop cookies by the tablespoon onto parchment-lined cookie pans.
- Bake for 8-12 minutes, 8 for softer cookies [the kids tackled those], 12 for crispier cookies [these are the kind we packaged for the guys].
- Note: The "soft" version may not look thoroughly cooked, but if you let it cool on the pan for a while before removing it to a rack, it should set fine.
- Cool cookies on wire racks.
A few pics of the bath..[and here’s a link to our light-fixture how-to: KNAPPA LOVES MELODI ikea hack post]:
And a NEW Video…: