Peanut Butter Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

"This is taken from the award-winning "The Dessert-Lover's Cookbook" by Marlene Sorosky-Gray...These cookies are sweet so you might want to reduce the sugar slightly."
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Ready In:
28 cookies (approx)




  • Set oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a large cookie sheet/s with parchment paper, then butter the parchment paper or use a cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl beat together the butter with both sugars, maple extract and peanut butter until well blended.
  • Add in the eggs; beat until well combined.
  • In another bowl mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt; add to the creamed mixture; beat until combined.
  • Add in oats, chocolate chips and peanuts; mix until combined.
  • Drop by 2-tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet.
  • With a lightly-floured fork, flatten slightly into about 2-1/2-inch rounds.
  • Bake (one pan at a time) for about 12-14 minutes.
  • Let stand 5 minutes on the baking sheet, then using a spatula transfer cookies to racks to cool (if the cookies are too hot they will break).

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  1. This was a great recipe. I did not have any problems with the cookies sticking. I used the Silicone cooking mats on my air bake cookie sheets.
  2. I made these for DH and so left out the chocolate (cocoa & chips) and peanuts. I used 3/4 cup of each sugar and he thinks they are great. They did spread a bit but I expect thats largely because I left out the "chunks". The maple is a very nice change of flavor and it works very nicely with the peanut butter. Thx Kit for another terrific recipe.
  3. These were a hit at our house and I didn't even put in the chocolate chips and peanuts (didn't have them on hand) They still turned out great, with a nice soft texture and lots of peanut buttery chocolate flavour. I'm already planning the next batch (I'm going to try them with white chocolate chips mmmmmmm). Oh and also I used whole wheat flour.
  4. Thanks for another great recipe! I did as you suggested and reduced each of the sugars to 3/4 cup. I also used vanilla extract. Thanks for posting a recipe which I will be sure to include in my holiday recipes for my cookie trays.



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