My husband’s aunt is a big Disney fan and likes to spread the goodies around to my girls. This time it was in the form of a Nestle Toll House tin celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Walt Disney World. The girls loved it even more when I found a cookie recipe on the inside of the lid. Of course, they insisted on making them the next day. They were a lot of fun and tasted just as good. I hope you enjoy them with your Disney fans!
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
1 cup quick oats
Preheat oven to 350 F
Combine: flour and baking soda in a small bowl. Beat butter, peanut butter, sugars and vanilla with mixer until creamy. Beat in eggs; beat in flour mixture. Stir in 1 cup chocolate chips and oats. Freeze dough until slightly firm but not hard.
Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch ball; press down slightly on ungreased baking sheet. Roll a 1 1/4 inch ball and cut in half. attach to first ball as ears. Place each cookie 2 inches apart.
Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until light brown and centers are still soft. Let stand for 3 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool.
Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies.
(Optional) Microwave remaining cup of chocolate chips in heavy-duty plastic bag on HIGH power for 45 seconds; knead. Microwave at additional 10 to 20 second intervals, kneading until smooth. Cut tiny corner from bag; squeeze to pipe chocolate to create Mickey Mouse faces. Allow chocolate to set.
I recommend making them on the smaller size. They spread quite a bit and the ears had a tendency to fall off the bigger cookies. We didn’t do the piped on faces simply because we didn’t have time, but that would have made them extra cute!