Raise your hand if you like peanut butter.
My hand is high in the sky!
When I ventured into my kitchen recently I had two things on my mind; peanut butter and oatmeal. And here is what those two ingredients will get you when you put them in the same mixing bowl – Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies.
These cookies are hearty, soft, not overly sweet, and slightly denser than most kind of cookie. The old-fashioned oats gives them a wholesome texture, while the peanut butter gives them a kick of protein. These are a great anytime cookie, but if you’re looking for a cookie that you can grab on your way out the door in the morning, and call your breakfast, then these are the cookies for you.
Hearty Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
1/2 c. margarine, softened
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. white sugar
1/4 c. peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. old-fashioned oatmeal (not quick cooking)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two large cookie sheets with parchment paper. Makes about 20 cookies.
In a large bowl, cream together margarine, sugars, eggs, peanut butter and vanilla. Add baking soda, salt, and flour; mix thoroughly. Fold in oatmeal. Using a dining sized teaspoon, drop equal sized amounts of dough onto prepared cookie sheets.
Bake for approximately 8-10 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool on cookie sheet before moving. Storing these cookies in an airtight container will make them even softer.
What’s the last cookie you made?