Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Liz's Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

*My sister-in-law makes the best Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies...I've loved them since the first time I tried them.  They are so good!  Once she posted the ingredients on this site and I had forgotten about it until yesterday.  Here it is I was making them, I thought to myself, "Can this ratio of fat vs. flour/oatmeal be right?  I'll just try one dozen and see how they turn out."  No wonder they taste like heaven!  Even my husband likes them (not a peanut butter lover).  Indulge yourself...and be sure to share them...the ratio is so tasty. 

1/2 cup shortening  (I used butter-flavored)
1/2 cup butter
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 T milk
1 1/2 cup flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup quick cooking oats
2 cups chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the milk and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; stir into the peanut butter mixture.   Add oatmeal.  Fold in chocolate chips.  Drop by tablespoons onto ungreased baking sheets.
3. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are golden. Allow cookies to cool for 1 minute on the cookie sheet before removing to wire racks to cool completely.


  1. Those look so good.. I may have give them a try this weekend. Thanks again for calling today- it was fun to visit!

  2. LOVE THEM TOO!! I would only make these, but Dewey's not big on oatmeal, and Ben's not big on pb. But I guess I make them for me!! YUMMY!!!