Grandma's Homemade Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
Recently, I went rummaging through my cupboards to take stock of ingredients I had on hand. I wanted to make something sweet, but I was out of butter and baking soda. I had peanut butter, oats, and baking powder. I also had plenty of sugar. Flipping through my secret family recipe book, I landed on our family's oatmeal cookie recipe. I took a few creative liberties and got to work, making a mess and baking.
Grandma's peanut butter oatmeal cookie recipe was born! About an hour later, I had a few pans full of scrumptious cookies. One bite and I was hooked!
These cookies are delicious! They are soft, crumbly, and filled with peanut buttery goodness.
Here's what you need:
- 1 cup Brown Sugar
- 1 cup Granulated Sugar
- 1 1/2 cups Flour
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
- 3 cups Rolled Oats
- 1 cup Shortening
- 3 cups Peanut Butter
- 2 Eggs
Instructions: Steps 1-3
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Farenheit.
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine sugars, flour, salt, and baking powder. Using a fork, gently sift through to get rid of any lumps.
3. Add in oats. Mix well.
Steps 4 and 5
4. Stir in shortening. Mix well.
5. Add in peanut butter. I like to use my hands to ensure that the dough is evening mixed.
6. Stir in eggs.
7. Roll the dough into medium sized balls. Place on a greased cookie sheet.
8. Optional: Dip a fork into flour. Make a criss-cross pattern across the top of each ball, as you would for a traditional peanut butter cookie.
9. Bake for 15 minutes.
These cookies are filling. Serve warm with a glass of cold milk before bedtime or as a snack. I like to have a few for breakfast with my coffee. You might try having a cookie or two with a side of vanilla ice cream.