Okay, if that title is not enough to get you interested then let me tell you that these cookies are to die for. You will love these if you often find yourself disappointed that Reese’s peanut butter cups are not as good as you think they should be, Baskin Robbins Peanut Butter Chocolate ice cream is not as intense as you would like, or you find yourself eating peanut butter on a spoon studded with chocolate chips. Okay, if this is you then read on, make these cookies and hide them from your family.
This recipe was very kindly shared with me by a friend. She gave her sister the credit for coming up with them, isn’t that sweet.
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Recipe
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cup peanut butter or a 16 oz jar
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp baking soda
4 cup quick oats
1 scant up flour
bag of chocolate chips (I prefer Ghirardelli)
Mix the first 5 ingredients then add remaining ingredients. Drop by big spoonfuls or with your handy dandy cookie scoop. Bake at 350°F for 10 -12 minutes.
This is a high altitude recipe, you may have to add double the baking soda at sea level. My friend says you can easily omit the flour and they are wheat free cookies – not bad. Or you can add wheat flour to add even more fiber than the 4 cups of oats are giving you. Think of these cookies as healthy and good for you. I do.