This recipe comes from one of my all time favorite cookbooks, More Make a Mix Cookery by Karine Eliason, Nevada Harward and Madeline Westover. The recipes makes 4 "logs" that when baked yields 3 dozen wonderful cookies. These are great for gift giving and can be a real time saver around the holidays.
The basis of this recipe came from my boyfriend's mother's secret, "blue-ribbon-winning chocolate-chip cookie recipe" more than 20 years ago. The secret recipe happens to be nearly identical to the one in my Good Housekeeping cookbook :) I added the peanut butter and oatmeal for variety and changed the shortening from Crisco to butter. It usually takes about an hour to turn out a batch of cookies. I just split the time evenly between prep and bake since cookies require babysitting. The nutrition information appears to be for the entire batch. I usually get about five dozen small (--2") cookies from this recipe.
My family really enjoyed these cookies. When I made these cookies I used no sugar added peanut butter, regular margarine, the 1/3 cup bananas plus 1/2 banana to use it up, plus I needed to add more flour as the dough was way to soft. I got this recipe from Ossg Recipes.
This is a recipe I plan to use for my Christmas give-aways this year. It's from Better Homes & Gardens. I'm putting it here so it will be easy to find and also so I can add it to my Zaar shopping list when I do my Christmas cooking shopping (as all my Christmas give-aways will be from your submitted Zaar recipes!!). The cookie recipe follows and the filling recipe is in the directions below.
The original of this recipe is from Taste of Home Best Holiday Recipes, 2008, but has been tweaked slightly! Preparation time includes time needed for dough to chill in the refrigerator and cooking time is only an estimate, depending on how many sheets of cookies are baked at the same time!