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Grandma's Homemade Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Updated on October 25, 2017
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Alyssa loves sharing her family's favorite recipes with the world. She is a wife and a mom who enjoys drinking large amounts of coffee.

Grandma's Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
Grandma's 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:

Ingredients needed.
Ingredients needed.

Ingredients

  • 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.

Mix sugars, salt, baking powder, and flour together in a large bowl. Use a fork to help sift out any lumps. Then add in oats and mix well.
Mix sugars, salt, baking powder, and flour together in a large bowl. Use a fork to help sift out any lumps. Then add in oats and 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.

Stir in shortening. Then add peanut butter. I like to use my hands to make sure all the ingredients are mixed together well.
Stir in shortening. Then add peanut butter. I like to use my hands to make sure all the ingredients are mixed together well.

Steps 6-9

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.

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Mix in eggs. Dough is ready.Roll dough into medium sized balls and place in a baking pan or on a baking sheet.Optional: dip a fork in flour and make a criss-cross pattern across each ball.
Mix in eggs. Dough is ready.
Mix in eggs. Dough is ready.
Roll dough into medium sized balls and place in a baking pan or on a baking sheet.
Roll dough into medium sized balls and place in a baking pan or on a baking sheet.
Optional: dip a fork in flour and make a criss-cross pattern across each ball.
Optional: dip a fork in flour and make a criss-cross pattern across each ball.
Delicious cookies!
Delicious cookies!

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.

Enjoy!

Yummy cookies and a hot cup of coffee - perfection!
Yummy cookies and a hot cup of coffee - perfection!
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      Alyssa 3 weeks ago from Ohio

      I don't think this peanut butter cookie recipe would be the best choice for you, Bill. They are a little drier. If you were interested in a peanut butter cookie, I would point you in the direction of my husband's favorite - the Peanut Butter Cookie Crispies. It's his grandma's special recipe and one of the best peanut butter cookie recipes ever. They are crunchy and delicious!

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      Bill Holland 3 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

      Now I love peanut butter. I'll eat it right out of the jar, thank you very much. But peanut butter cookies always seem so dry to me. If you promise your recipe isn't gagging dry I'll try it out. :)