Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

Ahhhh.....life with a newborn.  So beautiful and such a nightmare at the same time.  I think our Father in Heaven made little babies so adorable and smell so completely wonderful so we would have the patience needed to be up with them all night long.
How can I be upset with a face like this?  In fact, knowing she is our last baby makes me want to enjoy every minute I'm up with her and keep her from ever growing up.
Now keep me in your prayers....my Mom and Dad are leaving on Monday.  I don't know how they think they can just leave me here with six children?!?!?  I could have never survived these first few weeks without them.  I am so blessed to have amazing parents who love my kids as much as I do!
Please know that all recipes posted over the next few weeks were all done before the arrival of baby #6.  I stocked up on baked goods and pictures before she was born knowing I wouldn't be up for any baking after her arrival.  These cookies were made for my chocolate-loathing son.  I loved the addition of oatmeal to a regular peanut butter cookie.  My only complaint is that their shelf life is just a couple of days then they dry out.....so eat 'em fast!!!

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies
adapted from Allrecipes.com
(makes 48 cookies)
1/2 cup butter flavored shortening
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
1 cup crunchy peanut butter
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup whole oats

1.  In a large bowl, beat together the butter, shortening and peanut butter until smooth.  Add the two sugars and mix well.  Beat in one egg at a time until well blended.
2.  Add the flour, soda, salt and oats.  Mix until combined.  Scoop onto ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 9-10 minutes.  Do not overbake!  Allow to set on the cookie sheet for one minute before removing to cooling rack.

She's Finally Here!

Micah Marie
Born November 3 at 3:16pm
6 pounds 5 ounces
20 1/2 inches long
With a head full of blonde hair!
















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