I recently had a baby.

He was born on Monday, March 28th. I was home from the hospital by Wednesday, March 30th.

I had baked a batch of cookies by noon on March 31st.

I am definitely a crazy obsessed baker. And not a very good listener.

But one thing I had done to make things a bit easier is to allow myself a few shortcuts. Like not beating myself up for using a box mix. Or frosting from a can.

I just couldn't stand for long periods of time, so if I was going to be doing any baking, I needed it to be quick and easy. (you might be seeing a lot of 'quick and easy' around here for a few weeks.)

Anywho, since I had to go back to the hospital on Friday, April 1st, for my follow up appointment, I wanted to bring a few treats for the wonderful staff at the hospital.

So I made these.

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They could not be easier.

Ingredients:

1 bag Betty Crocker Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie (Or you can use the plain Oatmeal Cookie)

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1 bag Peanut Butter Cookie

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Any additional sweets of choice. In the past I have added caramel bits, heath, more peanut butter, gourmet chocolate, cranberries, etc. The sky is the limit! (The link also goes to a 'from scratch' recipe if you are opposed to the semi homemade version)

For these cookies I added:

1 container blue M&M's (For our baby boy!)

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 cup white chocolate chips

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I put a few dozen cookies into cellophane bags for all the nurses and doctors who were so kind and helpful to me. Thank you all!

But I also saved a few for my family and for guests… cause these cookies are good.

Like, seriously, amazingly, wonderfully good.

Probably my favorite cookies besides sugar cookies. Probably the easiest cookie I have ever made.

Probably going to be made many, many more times in this house.

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You gotta try them.

You wont be disappointed.

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Meet Amanda Rettke

Amanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion – With a Little Something Extra Inside.Over the course of her 15+ year blogging adventure, she has been featured in and collaborated with the Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, Romantic Homes, life:beautiful, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Mail, Star Tribune, The Globe and Mail, DailyCandy, YumSugar, The Knot, The Kitchn, and Parade, to name a few.

Reader Comments

  1. I love how you dubbed them Baby Blue Monster Cookies. There is never anything wrong with shortcuts when you have a house filled with monkeys. Congrats on the new little man again, he is precious 🙂

  2. many congratulations, amanda–i’m glad things went so smoothly! it says a lot for you that you were able to knock out some cookies four days after giving birth–you’re a machine (in a good way…)! 🙂

  3. Congratulations on your healthy baby boy! What a blessing!…..and already back to baking, change this blog to “I am crazy baker” 🙂
    Wishing you and your family all the best!

  4. Cute cookies! 🙂 Can’t believe you have all of this energy, though… You make me tired, and I don’t even have kids!

  5. I made these yesterday…YUMMY and so easy! Congrats on your baby. I admire your ability to take on projects right now.

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