In the mood for homemade cookies? These crisp, chewy treats are a delicious way to show someone you care. “The original treasured recipe is the only one my grandmother wrote down,” says Janet Hall of Clinton, Wisconsin.
Freeze any remaining cookies in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw cookies at room temperature before serving.
Rich, buttery cookies become more delightful still topped with peanut butter cups and candy. They are cute for spring, but I've used appropriately colored decorations to match occasions at any time of the year.
—Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon
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
"I have never taken these cookies anywhere without a request for the recipe," relates Brenda Jackson of Garden City, Kansas. "For an attractive look, I reserve some chocolate and nuts to press into each cookie before baking. If I make them for church or school, I usually double the batch.