Sunday, February 6, 2011

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut butter cookies have never been something that i've loved. They're soft and taste like pb and that's about it. Not that those are bad things, they just seem lacking. This recipe though, sounded interesting. And i'm so glad I didn't pass it by! This cookie had a lot going on. It had a strong pb flavor with a soft texture and slight crispyness. The oatmeal also had a nice prescence, but not overpowering. Then the chocolate chips really pulled it together (gotta have chocolate!) This one is for sure making it's way into my recipe collection because I know i'll be making it often! I just made them last night and i'm wishing there were more left. I made a half batch and ended up with 7 large cookies. I've tried many cookies and recipes and this is now one of my favorites!
*It was nighttime when these were made, so I tried my best to get a decent picture for ya

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes about 16 cookies

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1 stick (½ cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature
½ cup creamy peanut butter
½ cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup light brown sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
½ cup rolled oats
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
On medium speed, cream together the butter, peanut butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract, about 3 minutes. Add the egg and beat to combine. On low speed, gradually add the flour until just combined. Stir in the oats, and then the chocolate chips.
Drop dough by large mounds (about 3 TBLS.) onto prepared baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly golden. (The cookies will still look undone when you take them out. The edges should look set and the middle puffy). Cool completely on the baking sheet and then store in an airtight container at room temperature.
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  1. I love the look of the texture with those studs of choc-chips. It's great you've found a recipe that you didn't think you'd enjoy, but did in the end!

  2. I have these on my baking bucket list too Tawny! I gave you an award today:

  3. Thank You! It's a good one to have on your list :)

  4. I love this type of cookie. Yours sound packed with peanut butter flavor and came out great. Thanks for linking these up to Sweets for a Saturday. Don't forget to come back again on Monday for a chance to enter my very special giveaway.

  5. Sounds super yummy!! Thanks for sharing!