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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

OATMEAL PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES

So Sunday came around like it always does. That meant it was time to make something sweet.  I don’t know what it is about Sundays that make me crave something sweet.  It never fails me though. These oatmeal peanut butter cookies will not let you down.  Of course, I had to add chocolate in there somewhere.  If you’ve been following me, then you know I absolutely love peanut butter and chocolate together.  As always, you have the option of leaving out the chocolate if you are not a big fan.  Chocolate drizzled over the top of these cookies makes it simply delicious.  

 

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 c. brown sugar, packed
  • 3/4 c. white sugar
  • 1 c. crisco, butter flavored
  • 1 c. peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 c. oats
  • 1 3/4 c. flour
  • 2 t. baking soda
  • 1/2 t. salt

Instructions

  1. To a mixing bowl add: sugars, peanut butter and crisco. Beat until creamy. Add in eggs and vanilla. In a separate bowl, add flour, baking soda and salt together. Slowly, add into mixing bowl. Mix until well blended. By hand, add oats into mix. Roll into balls and flatten with a fork, criss-cross style. Bake at 350* for 9 minutes. I melted semi-sweet chocolate chips and drizzled them over cookies once they were baked.
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I thought I would share my handy little trick when baking with shortening or peanut butter.  To me, it is always a pain trying to clean shortening or peanut butter out of a measuring cup.  So, I use a sandwich baggie to line my measuring cup.  It makes clean-up a breeze.  Voila! 

oatmeal peanut butter cookies

At last, the finished product. 

oatmeal peanut butter cookies

 

oatmeal peanut butter cookies

If you’re looking for more chocolate peanut butter recipes, check out my post for Oatmeal Peanut Butter Surprise Bars or my Chocolate Peanut Butter Marshmallows.

Do you have a favorite oatmeal cookie recipe that you love? Or better yet, a dessert with peanut butter and chocolate?  I’d love to know!  Share in the comments below!  

3 thoughts on “Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

  1. […] Sunday, bloody Sunday!  You did it to me again.  This time it was for Lemon Crinkle Cookies.  It’s always good to have something a little tart once in a while.  What I love about these cookies, is that they are light.  I love using butter flavored crisco when making cookies instead of using butter.  Personally, I think the crisco keeps the cookies from going so flat.  When making these, don’t forget to use my handy tip with placing a baggie inside the measuring cup for easy clean up.  Just like I did in this post here for the Oatmeal Peanut Butter cookies. […]

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