A Winning Combination!

Yesterday was a terrible day for me. Well, the first half at least! Reuben had been sick for four days, going on five. Fevers, congestion, general crankiness, you name it, we were experiencing it! You add that into nights of being up with him at all hours, and I was starting to run on empty! Thankfully, I had some quiet time with the Lord, and then He gave me and one and a half hour nap! Both of those combined to give me a re-energized focus and more patience with the two boys.

I have to say, though, that with all the stress, I was craving something sweet and salty. I went for a spoonful of peanut butter with a few chocolate chips. Probably my two favorite foods in the entire world. And when you combine them ... sheer bliss.

Anyway, made me think of a delicious and easy recipe from an old Southern Living cookbook of my mom's. Whenever I make these, they don't last long and I receive lots of compliments.


1/2 c. margarine, softened
1/3 c. peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)
1 egg
1 c. oats
1 c. flour
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 package chocolate chips
1/2 c. powdered sugar
1/4 c. smooth peanut butter
extra milk

Combine first 9 ingredients in a large mixing bowl: mix well. Press dough into a lightly greased 13x9 (although I usually use an 11x8 because I like them thicker). Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with chocolate chips. Let stand until chocolate melts: spread evenly. Combine powdered sugar, 1/4 c. peanut butter, and enough milk to make a thin consistency; beat well. Drizzle over cookies. Cut into squares when cooled.


  1. I was needing a snack at work the other day and I was wishing that I had chocolate chips to go with my jar of peanut butter! YUM!!

  2. I read in my quiet time this morning Proverbs 17:22, which says: "A cheerful heart is good medicine"...isn't that encouraging!!

  3. Okay this might even be a possibility for me. Charis loves the peanut butter and chocolate combination and as Jonah pointed out this morning we have A LOT of peanut butter!

  4. hmmm. I did post a comment on here earlier, but apparently it didn't get saved. unless it was highly offensive and somebody deleted it, but I don't get the feeling that that's true...anyway, yummmy post, thanks for sharing!