Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
I was craving a peanut butter cookie.  My very favorite recipe is one that is in an old community cookbook that I have.  Really old.  Ok, so not as old as me, but still old.  I love that recipe so much I blogged it twice.  🙂
I am definitely not my father’s daughter when it comes to peanut butter.  Dad, he hates it.  Me, I love it. I remember my boys getting a kick out of getting Poppa to eat something and then giggled their little heads off because after he ate it they told them there was peanut butter in it.  lol  I wish you could all see it in my head the way I do, because those little boys were the most adorable little buggers and THEY are their mother’s son and grandfather’s boys for sure with their little impishness.
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
 My craving took me to allrecipes.com where I found a recipe for Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies.  One of my all-time favorite allrecipe reviewer’s and online friend Grannyloohoo had a review right on the main recipe page for the cookie. She mentioned something about adding almond extract and being the almond fan I was, I decided to try it.  That was the best idea ever! You should definitely make this cookie if your in a peanut butter mood…this is one yummy cookie!
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
Author: Grumpy’s Honeybunch
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Serves: 4 dozen
Ingredients
  • Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In large mixing bowl, or kitchen aid bowl with paddle attachment, mix together the butter, peanut butter, and sugars until creamy.  Add in the egg and vanilla and stir to combine.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt.  Stir into the peanut butter mixture until combined.  Add the oatmeal and peanut butter chips and stir until incorporated together.
  4. Drop by tablespoons (I use a small cookie scoop) onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake 8-12 minutes (8 minutes is the suggested time in the AR recipe, but I had to bake mine for 12 minutes or they would have been under cooked for me).  Cool on cookie rack.  Store in airtight container.
Notes
Note:  day of baking the cookies are slightly chewy on the inside, however, after sitting for a day they got crunchier.  Even Grumpy didn’t mind this and he doesn’t care for crunchy cookies!