Who wouldn't like a treat that combines the best of chocolate chip, oatmeal and peanut butter cookies--all in one? That's just what you get in Out-on-the-Range Cookies from Sharon Weaver of Orlando, Florida. "I bake these cookies for our two nephews when they make their annual trip to visit us," she explains. "They love them. The problem is that the recipe has far too much fat and sugar in it, so we only make it for this one visit--never just for us. I would love a makeover version of this recipe."
To reduce the fat, they replaced the shortening with about half the amount of butter, substituted two egg whites for one of the eggs and used only half the peanut butter, substituting the reduced-fat variety. They also cut the amount of chocolate chips in half and switched to miniature chips so they would be better distributed in the dough. They cut back on the amount of sugar in the original recipe, too. And finally, they added a bit of cornstarch to keep the cookie's melt-in-your-mouth texture.
"I call these ’What I Had On Hand’ cookies because I created them with whatever ingredients were in my kitchen at the time," says Sherry Craw of Mattoon, Illinois. Peanut butter, oats, toffee bits and chocolate chips will make frequent requests in your home.
Sandwich cookies are always a hit, and homemade ones like these that feature peanut butter and chocolate are guaranteed to please! Whenever we visit out-of-town friends, they ask if we'll bring a batch of these cookies. —Vickie Rhoads, Eugene, Oregon
Everyone loves homemade peanut butter cookies...and with a little help from Ruth's cookie mix, you can whip up a batch in no time. Imagine the smiles you'll receive when you bring out these tender treats for an after-school snack.
I'm not surprised when people say these are the best cookies they've ever had...I agree! Oats make them hearty and more delicious than traditional peanut butter cookies. —Stacia McLimore, Indianapolis, Indiana
"These cookies are soft and chewy with the old-fashioned goodness of oatmeal and peanut butter," says Rollin Barkeim of Trempealeau, Wisconsin. "I take them to work and on camping trips since they travel very well."
"The mouthwatering combination of chocolate and peanut butter is irresistible in these tender swirl cookies," says Joanne Woloschuk of Yorkton, Saskatchewan. "My daughters and I have such fun making and sharing these yummy snacks."—Joanne Woloschuk, Yorkton, Saskatchewan