Peanut Butter-Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies…*
…The. Best. Cookies. Ever. Seriously. 

Although I’ve only lived in Chicago for a few weeks, I’m pretty sure I’ve already made friends that will last a lifetime. Moving from a small, sheltered town into a large, vibrant city has been an incredibly emotional experience for me. The drastic change in lifestyle has pushed me out of my comfort zone more times than I’d like to count. However, it is what has helped me to open up to strangers and grasp onto new friendships. I’m so very thankful for the opportunity I’ve been presented with to start a new adventure in an amazing city with the best of friends surrounding me. To show my gratitude, I wanted to bake something sweet for everyone to enjoy during my housewarming party this weekend. Everyone seemed to enjoy the ‘Reese’s PB Brownie Cupcakes’ I made the other day, so I thought I would incorporate the same flavors into a delicious cookie. Thanks to Brown Eyed Baker, I was able to do just that. However, her recipe only yields 16 cookies and since I could eat an entire batch by myself, I decided to double it. Thank God I did because these Peanut Butter-Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are heavenly. The dough alone is enough to make you want to scream. It was smooth, silky and incredibly buttery. When the cookies came out of the oven, they didn’t disappoint. They were soft and chocolatey in the middle and crisp and crumbly on the outside. Dip them in a tall glass of milk and you’re in for a treat. If I don’t stop eating them, there won’t be any leftover for the party. Oops! I hope my friends enjoy these as much as I do ;)
The Ingredients…*
(Recipe courtesy of Brown Eyed Baker)
*….Makes about 16 cookies
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1 stick (½ cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature
½ cup creamy peanut butter
½ cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup light brown sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
½ cup rolled oats
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
The Instructions…*
Preheat oven to 350° F; Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside
(2) Whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside
(3) On medium speed, cream together the butter, peanut butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract, about 3 minutes; Add the egg and beat to combine
(4) On low speed, gradually add the flour until just combined; Stir in the oats, and then the chocolate chips
(5) Use a large cookie scoop (3 tablespoons) and drop dough onto prepared baking sheets about 2 inches apart
(6) Bake for 10 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly golden
(7) Cool completely on the baking sheet and then store in an airtight container at room temperature…ENJOY! :)


Kristen Beidler
12/05/2011 4:02pm

I just made these today and they were delicious!!

12/05/2011 5:16pm

Yay, Kristen! I'm so happy they turned out for you! I've been baking cookies all day too--can't wait to share the new recipes :)


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