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Peanut Butter Oat Cookies Recipe

You won't believe how easy it is to whip up these soft chewy treats. "Our kids just adore these cookies and ask for them often," says Patty Faussett of Tucson, Arizona.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:30 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup wheat bran
  • 3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, peanut butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the remaining ingredients; stir into creamed mixture and mix well.
  • 2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 3 minutes before removing to wire racks. Yield: 5 dozen.
Editor's Note: Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 178 calories, 11 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 192 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.