These. Are. Amazing. When you can’t decide what kind of cookie to have, this is the perfect one. It incorporates peanut butter, oatmeal and chocolate. It’s crispy and chewy all at the same time. Absolute perfection.
Q and I had a free afternoon and we spent some time in the kitchen making these cookies. Really, any excuse to help mamma with a recipe that includes chocolate, Q will take it. We measure and mix and talk about the day. I’m not sure which reward is greater, time in the kitchen with my little guy or sharing cookies with him after they are out of the oven.
I was happy to have these cookies on hand when we had a fire on our block. The fire started in the morning and unfortunately the house a few doors down was destroyed. The firefighters were amazing and stayed around for most of the day, ensuring that all the hot spots were extinguished. These cookies provided them with a sweet treat after battling the flames and smoke.
The recipe is from Skinny Not Skinny and is amazing! I have written the recipe as halved, more for myself, so that I don’t end up with more than 30 cookies at one time. It’s too dangerous! I have also reduced the amount of chocolate chips.
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Adapted From Skinny Not Skinny
1/2 cup margarine, softened
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour
1/2 cup oatmeal (quick or old fashioned oats)
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Cream the margarine, peanut butter, and sugars in a mixer. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix. Combine the flour, oatmeal, baking soda and salt and add to the cream mixture. Add chips to the dough and mix by hand.
Scoop the dough into 1″ balls and slightly flatten. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes and then enjoy with a tall glass of milk.