Treadmill Cookies

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To celebrate the launch of our new cook book, I am going to share one of the recipes that is featured in the book; Treadmill Cookies.

I named these oatmeal cookies with a twist (chocolate chips, butterscotch & peanut butter), Treadmill Cookies, because after you taste one, you’ll want two, three, four and more.

Your taste buds will thank you, your thighs will extract revenge. But alas, there’s always the treadmill to balance it all out.


1 cup butter, room temperature

1 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup white sugar

2 eggs, well beaten

1 TBSP vanilla

1 1/2 cups flour

1 tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp ginger

1/2 tsp nutmeg

3 cups oatmeal (old fashioned, not instant)

1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

1/2 cup butterscotch chips

1/2 cup peanut butter chips


Preheat to 350 F.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Cream butter, brown and white sugars and vanilla extract together until mixture is creamy and smooth.

In a separate bowl combine until well blended, the following: flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger & nutmeg.

Add the dry Ingredients: to the creamy mixture and mix well.

Add eggs to mixture and stir.

Add oatmeal and chocolate/butterscotch/peanut butter chips and combine all Ingredients: together. Be careful not to over-stir, as too much stirring in a cookie recipe can make cookies to become cakey.

Form mixture into balls and place on cookie sheet.

Bake 10 – 13 minutes (depends on your oven, so keep an eye on them).

Let cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes.

Transfer onto a wire rack.

Please stop by and pick up more recipes from fellow Book Posse Author:

Easy Vegetable Squares by Nancy Lauzon

18 responses to “Treadmill Cookies”

  1. Ohhhh Selena! I can’t believe I’m reading this before I’m heading to bed! I’m going to be dreaming of these cookies all night… :). Thanks for the link for the cookbook. I would love to cook like a,writer, but…..those heels would have to go. LOL


    1. Hi, Pat, thank you for being the first to celebrate the launch of the cook book on this blog. 🙂

      Hope you enjoy the cookbook. We decided to give it away for free so all our readers can enjoy it.

      I hear you on the heels, I don’t cook in them, nor with a skirt that short. LOL

      Sweet cookie dreams.


  2. Yum, I need to substitute for the butterscotch though…none of us here like it!


    1. Hi, Kame, thanks for coming to the cook book launch 🙂

      You can use another kind of chip or add extra chocolate, that would be my vote. 🙂


  3. They sound yummy Selena can’t wait to make them.


  4. A. Catherine Noon Avatar
    A. Catherine Noon

    Treadmill cookies, huh? Makes the word “treadmill” much less intimidating. Can I eat them while ON the treadmill? Hmm. Methinks an experiment is in order.


    1. LOL! Now why didn’t I think of that. I’ll bring them to the gym and hand them out to people on the treadmill, and tell them it’s for research purposes. I bet I’ll be popular there. LOL


  5. This receipe looks great, I love butterscotch oatmeal cookies and can’t wait to try this. Congrats on the cook book 🙂


    1. Thanks, Heidi! Mr. R. loves butterscotch, and peanut butter and chocolate…he’s a cookie monster, so it’s all good. 🙂


  6. These are at the top of my list to try out, Yummy!


    1. We have a whole book to cook through. LOL


  7. We’re snowed in here and I was just getting ready to make cookies. I’m going to try these instead ;).


    1. Hi, LB, thanks for dropping by on your snow day. Have fun making these cookies and even more fun eating them. 🙂


  8. Thanks for the cookbook, Selena and other authors:) I rarely cook but I like good and easy recipes available should the mood strike;) More often than not, I’m reading rather than cooking but I feel confident I won’t lose points for that! *grin*


    1. Hi, Nancy! Thanks for dropping by. Reading more than cooking, I love to hear that. 🙂

      You can always hand the cook book to someone and say, here, this is what I want for my birthday/Christmas/Easter/Ground Hog Day…cook for me.


      1. I like the way you think, Selena and as soon as somebody comes in range….:)


        1. Any time you need creative ways of getting things done for you, I’m your girl. 🙂


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