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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

My husband loves homemade treats, and these easy peanut butter oatmeal cookies are probably his favorite. The wheat flour and oats give these cookies a distinctive flavor.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
  • Makes
    6 dozen

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. 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 until done, 12-15 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 238 calories, 14g fat (3g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 196mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.
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  • Bhagya
    Dec 6, 2013

    Great quick cookie! Absolutely adorable....

  • angela88
    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...

  • arnetage
    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

  • GrandaK
    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!

  • mother of 3
    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.

  • designsbybriana2
    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.

  • cherrylady
    Mar 14, 2009

    We found these cookies to be very dry. I'll try another recipe for peanut butter cookies next time.

  • dave57
    Jan 28, 2008

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  • 2725
    Dec 9, 2007

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