Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

What an amazing mouthful these are!  This recipe was actually developed by yours truly a few years back when I wanted to give Kevin the best combination cookied ever!  I hope you enjoy these as much as I know he will when he comes home to their fresh baked goodness this evening. :)

1/2 C shortening 
1/2 C butter (softened)
1 C packed brown sugar
3/4 C white sugar
1 C peanut butter
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 C all purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 C oats
3/4 to 1 C chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Cream together first 5 ingredients until smooth.
3.  Beat in eggs one at a time.  And add vanilla.
4.  Combine flour baking soda and salt; stir into creamed mixture.
5.  Mix in oats and chocolate chips until just combined.
6.  Drop by tsp. onto ungreased cookie sheet.
7. Bake 10-15 minutes or until slightly brown.

Yield: 4 dozen

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