Peanut Butter-Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe by Mrs. B in WY
READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 20
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Cream butter, sugars and eggs. An electric mixer makes this easier, of course.
  • Add vanilla and mix.
  • Add peanut butter and mix until the sugars have dissolved. There should be very little or no grittiness left. This should take only a few minutes.
  • Sprinkle in baking soda and salt, making sure they mix throughout.
  • Add rolled oats and mix just until blended.
  • Remove bowl from mixer and stir flour in a cup or so at a time. I like a "medium" dough -- soft enough that I can roll it but not so soft that it sticks to my hands. If you like flatter cookies that spread out more, you might cut back on the flour. If you like rounder cookies, you might add a little more flour.
  • When the dough is the consistency you prefer, stir in the chocolate chips. If DH weren't a nut hater, I'd stir in a cup of walnuts or pecans here, too.
  • Form balls (or drop dough) of approximately heaping tablespoons size onto an ungreased cookie sheet, flattening the balls or blobs of dough slightly.
  • Bake for 9-11 minutes. I like to pull them right after the cookies have risen to their highest point and then "fallen."
  • I hope you enjoy them!
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