Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
- 1-1/2 cups shortening
- 1-1/2 cups peanut butter
- 2 cups packed brown sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 cups quick-cooking oats
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- In a bowl, cream shortening and peanut butter. Add brown sugar, eggs and vanilla; mix well. Combine oats, flour, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with a fork. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes or until done.
Nutrition Facts2 each: 238 calories, 14g fat (3g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 196mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.
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Dec 6, 2013
Great quick cookie! Absolutely adorable....
Sep 19, 2013
I've been making this recipe since it first appeared in "Taste of Home" in 2007 - the recipe card is stained and tattered, I've shared it with many, and I don't even bother to make any other recipe - These are THE BEST EVER! I add a cup of chocolate chips, 1/2 cup pecans, and use real eggs - usually make a triple batch and freeze 2 dozen per bag. Oh - and I use real salted butter instead of shortening...
Sep 13, 2013
FABULOUS!!! CUT THE RECIPE IN HALF AND USED BUTTER FLAVOR SHORTENING....ONLY 1/4 CUP CHOLATE CHIPS AND ADDED SOME CHOPPED NUTS. THIS IS THE ONLY COOKIE RECIPE FOR ME, FOR NOW ON! MANY THANKS!! /arnetage68JUST BAKED THESE AGAIN, AND EXPERIMENTED BY COMBINING ALMOND NUT BUTTER WITH PEANUT BUTTER. ALSO ADDED 1/2 C. BLUEBERRIES IN CONJUCTION WITH THE 1/4 C. CHOCOLATE CHIPS. SENSATIONAL!! also raised oven temp to 375
Sep 28, 2011
Wow. I made this recipe. Was really soft, but kinda crispy on the outside. I added 1 cup of chocolate chips and 1 cup of butterscotch chips. Made 76 large cookies. Very tender inside, but crisp outside. Not too sweet. Will definitely keep this recipe and make again!
Mar 28, 2011
Per other reviews, I used sweet butter, halving the recipe, using 2 eggs, making the dough too soft, so I put in 1/4 cup cocoa. That somewhat changed the flavor. I'll see what my grandkids think.
Mar 18, 2010
I wasn't a fan. We love peanut butter and oatmeal so I thought this would be a good one. I guess I am not a fan of cooking with shortening. It had a very distinct taste. If I had to make it again I'd use butter as a substitute.
Mar 14, 2009
We found these cookies to be very dry. I'll try another recipe for peanut butter cookies next time.