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Come in and make yourself at home. I'm so happy to be able to share my recipes here with you.

I bake mostly cookies, quick breads, muffins and scones -- sometimes pie, sometimes cake, but nothing too fancy. I prefer simple recipes that call for ingredients that I already have in my kitchen.

These are the recipes I will share with you. They come from family and friends, magazine clippings saved through the years, favorite cookbooks, and other blogs.

I'm so glad you came to visit. Enjoy your stay!

Michael Ann

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I found this recipe on The Wednesday Baker's wonderful blog. These cookies are really soft and chewy, just the way I like them. I cooked them a little less than the original recipe said to do. I also found them a little too salty, so I cut the salt in half.

The original recipe also calls for chocolate chips, and they were fabulous. The second time I made them, I didn't realize I was out of chocolate chips, so I used white chocolate chips instead.  Delicious! Now, you all know I am not a fan of white chocolate. However, I do like it with peanut butter and these turned out really yummy. You can use whichever you like!

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Yield: ~35 cookies

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup peanut butter
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup quick oats
12 oz chocolate

Preheat oven to 350-F.

In a large bowl, beat the butter and shortening with the sugars. Add the peanut butter and the eggs. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir in the oats and chocolate chips. Scoop with a cookie scoop onto an ungreased cookie sheet and form into 1-1/2 inch balls. Bake for about 10 minutes. Let sit on cookie sheet for a few minutes, then remove to rack to cool.

Happy Baking!

22 comments:

  1. I have a simple recipe for cookies -"Girlscout"

    Cranky

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  2. Your cookies look very good with the white chips! I knew this recipe was a keeper when I saw it posted on Andi's blog, I can't wait to give it a try too! Bet your boys are great cookie critics!

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  3. I am low on peanut butter and chips! I will trust you on the white chips, but am going to go with special dark!

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    1. That's what I used the first time and they were YUM! I do prefer dark chocolate....

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  4. I think you have read my mind....I have been looking and looking for a peanut butter oatmeal cookie. My mom gave me a bag of sugared raisins (picked out of her raisin bran cereal. Thanks mom!) and I've been wanting to find some place to put them.....In a peanut butter oatmeal cookie, of course.

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    1. Great timing then! I have no idea why I didn't already have an oatmeal PB cookie recipe. But even I did, this one would beat it I'm sure!

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  5. Michael Ann this post makes blogging worth it. This is what it is all about. To find a great recipe and share it with others and pass it along. I love these cookies, they look like cookies from the bakery just used the cookie scoop and they baked so round. Love it. Anyways, you made my day so a big hug to you. Have a great move and hope all goes smooth..........Are you moving far or around the corner? Take care and wait your next cooking adventure in your new kitchen...................Thank you andi thewednesdaybaker

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  6. These look awesome Michael Ann, I am going to make some as soon as I can!

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  7. Oh Baby....er, uh...sorry - Michael Ann. =) These sound incredible - I'm determined to stick to a 'diet' this coming week, but am pinning these and can't wait to make them in a few weeks. Thanks so much for sharing. I am Cookie Monster!

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  8. Wow, there's nothing like putting together the best of everything. These sound fantastic!

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  9. I agree with Karen: I think these cookies put all the best ingredients together. Yum!

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    1. We need a "like" button in our comment sections!

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  10. OMGawd...OMgawd... I NEED these in my perfectly lipsticked mouth NOW!!!!! lol xoxoxoxo

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    1. You always make me smile, Cafe!!! Don't smear that lipstick though!

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  13. wouldn't this be perfect when the kids walk in the door after school?! thanks!

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