Grandma's Homemade Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
A Family Recipe
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.
- 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
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine sugars, flour, salt, and baking powder. Using a fork, gently sift through to get rid of any lumps.
- Add in oats. Mix well.
- Stir in shortening. Mix well.
- Add in peanut butter. I like to use my hands to ensure that the dough is evening mixed.
- Stir in eggs.
- Roll the dough into medium-sized balls. Place on a greased cookie sheet.
- 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.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
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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.
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