Baker's Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies & True Blood

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Jessica Hamby is my favorite character this season on True Blood. She is a vampy (ha!) redhead who was made by Bill, his punishment for killing a fellow vampire. At first, I thought she was annoying with all the whining and crying… but then I realized how hot she was and how charming her character is on the show. (Lately, I’ve found myself being attracted to hot girls with fair skin. Tans are so passe and they make you age horribly. Girls, please stay away from the sun cause eventually, you’re gonna look like the old lady from There’s Something About Mary… and if not, you’re gonna look 40 when you’re 30.)

Deborah Ann Woll is the actress who plays Jessica and as sexy as I think her character in True Blood is, I think she’s a million times sexier in real life. The Vault’s interview with her made me realize that there are gorgeous girls out there who are uber-geeky. Here’s the question and answer that made me realize why she’s so damn sexy…

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True Blood's Jessica Hamby

Our male readers would like to know a little more about your personal life. Do you have a boyfriend? What are you personal interests, what do you do in your free time?

“I do have a boyfriend. He’s the nicest kind of guy you’d ever want to know. He’s a huge comic book fan and has gotten me interested in it as well. I’m still a beginning reader but man am I hooked. I got into Alias, by Brian Michael Bendis and the Secret Invasion stuff is too cool. Other than that I play piano, and I am a puzzle geek. I like all the Japanese logic games, kakuro, kenken, takegaki. And I probably spend too much time playing computer games. I’m currently hooked on the Wonderland series from Midnight Synergy, but for a while I spent hours working my way through the submachine series. Finally, I am a super fan of Mystery Science Theatre 3000. Nerdgasm. Nuff said. Or I’ll reveal too much of my geeky lifestyle. Sorry to disappoint you male readers, you were probably hoping for cool.”

Now how effin’ rad is that?! Aside from the whole boyfriend thing, she only loses points for going to USC… and maybe a quarter of a point for suffering from Celiac disease. That means she wouldn’t be able to enjoy these amazing Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk cookies I baked… all the more reason for me to find a really good gluten free recipe.

The recipe is from Kraft’s Baker’s line of chocolate. I know the recipe calls for chopping up Baker’s semi-sweet chocolate into little chunks but I opted for the much easier to use chocolate chips.  I’ve experimented by using all brown sugar or all white sugar instead of the half and half and the original recipe prevails.  Here’s the recipe:

Baker's Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Baker's Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 6 (1 ounce) squares BAKER’S Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate, coarsely chopped (I used one cup of chocolate chips instead)

Baking

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Mix flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  3. Beat butter, sugars and peanut butter in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; mix well.
  4. Gradually add flour mixture, mixing until well blended after each addition.
  5. Stir in chocolate. (I folded the chocolate chips in with a spatula instead of mixing with the hand mixer).
  6. Drop heaping tablespoonfuls of dough, 2 inches apart, onto ungreased baking sheets.
  7. Bake 10 to 12 min. or until lightly browned. Cool 1 min.; remove from baking sheets to wire racks. Cool completely.

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SinoSoul - having Celiac SUCKS.. but you can’t take points off! It ain’t like VEGANISM! You didn’t.. “chose” to have the disease, ya know?

Think of it this way: mochi and che can be her best friends. She needs to go Asian.

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