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Three-in-One Cookies Recipe

When my three daughters were young, they each wanted me to make cookies with their favorite ingredient. One day I decided to combine chocolate, peanut butter and oatmeal into one cookie. They all loved the results! —Leota Hall, Lincoln, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:36 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (10 ounces) peanut butter chips
  • 1 cup chopped nuts

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in water and vanilla. Combine the oats, flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in peanut butter chips and nuts.
  • 2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until edges are firm. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 6 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 186 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 126 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.