A friend copied this recipe from a cookbook about 10 years ago for me. I have made this recipe for Christmas every year since then. It is a family favorite.
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1⁄2 cup butter or 1⁄2 cup margarine, softened
- 1⁄2 cup vegetable shortening
- 1⁄2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 1⁄2 cups old fashioned oats, uncooked
- 2 cups flour
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
- 36 miniature peanut butter cups
- Heat oven to 350 degrees.
- In large mixing bowl combine sugar, butter, shortening, peanut butter, egg and vanilla.
- Beat at medium speed until well blended.
- Add oats, flour and salt.
- Beat at low speed until soft dough forms.
- Stir in chips.
- Shape dough into 1 1/4 inch balls and place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake 10-14 minutes or until set.
- Immediately press peanut butter cup into the center of each cookie, reforming circular shape if edges crumble a bit.
- Let cool 2 minutes before removing from sheet.
- Cool completely before storing. Speed this up by transferring to refrigerator for 20 minutes or so.