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If you caught our post last month, Because, then you know we are big fans of Mo Willems. You might recognize his name from the popular Pigeon books! Did you know the Pigeon brand is celebrating 16 years?!
Peyton has grown up with the Pigeon series. In fact, when I told her about our partnership with Disney Book Group and Mo Willems, she was jumping up and down. In fact, the Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! board book was one of the first books Peyton read to me out loud (insert ugly crying face here). The books are just so engaging and interactive. I guess you could say Pigeon will always hold a special place in our household. I will always remember that big, kindergartner smile Peyton had on her face when she read it to me.
To celebrate Pigeon’s 16th BIRD-day, we decided to make one of our favorite treats, inspired by one of our favorite Pigeon books, The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? I am excited to share my mom’s famous chocolate chip cookie recipe with you today – with, or without nuts 😉 So, the duckling gets a cookie, and so do you!
- 2 cups of butter (room temp)
- 2 cups of sugar
- 2 cups of brown sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla
- 4 cups of flour
- 5 cups of blended oatmeal* (I use instant oats)
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 2 teaspoons of baking soda
- 2 12 oz bags of chocolate chips
- 1 Hershey bar, grated
- 1 cup chopped walnuts**
- Start by pre-heating the oven to 375 degrees. *Process the oatmeal in a food processor or blender to a fine powder.
- In a large bowl, cream together the butter and both sugars.
- Add eggs and vanilla, and blend.
- Mix together with the flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
- Add chocolate chips, grated chocolate bar.
- Optional: remove half the dough, and add the walnuts. The girls don’t like nuts (probably because they’re worried Pigeon is gonna come snag their cookie!), so I keep half as plain chocolate chip cookies for them. If you’re doing the whole batch with nuts, double to 2 cups of chopped walnuts**.
- Roll dough into balls and place 2 inches apart on a baking sheet.
- Bake each batch 6-9 minutes.
This recipe makes around 100 cookies. So you’ll have enough to share with Pigeon, Duckling, and the neighbors!
Is there anything better than fresh-from-the-oven chocolate chip cookies?! Maybe enjoying them together, in your favorite jammies with Pigeon!
If you’re like us and can’t get enough of Pigeon, the new Pigeon book will release in early June! We cannot wait to read The Pigeon Has to Go to School together!