Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

Yield 4 dozen

Adapted from allrecipes

1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup margarine, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
1 cup peanut butter
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2. In a large bowl, cream together shortening, margarine, brown sugar, white sugar, and peanut butter until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time until well blended. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; stir into the creamed mixture. Mix in the oats until just combined. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.

3. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until just light brown. Don't over-bake. Cool and store in an airtight container.

*Excellent recipe; soft, moist, flavorful.  We did add some chocolate chips as well a handful of white chocolate chips (as requested by my nephew Wyatt who was cooking with us).  You can experiment with add-ins; raisins or craisins or nuts may have been nice in place of the chocolate.

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