What do you get when you mix a peanut butter cookie with an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie? Only my favorite cookie in the world! Words cannot express how much I love these cookies. I know I've mentioned my food indecisiveness before and if you really don't believe how bad it is, just ask Chris! He'll tell you the agony he goes through in waiting for me to decide where I want to go out to eat at, what I'm going to order, what kind of drink I want, and do I want the peanut butter cookie or the oatmeal chocolate chip cookie?! He's such a great guy...waiting so patiently for me to decide and explaining to the waiter/waitress to come back in about 20 minutes after I've had time to mull over the options and decide what I want!
This not only affects my food-related decisions, but it also trickles down into other areas of my life (especially right now when trying to decide how to decorate our new house). It's painful, I tell ya....just painful and torturous and dreadful and annoying. I'll stop there...
So years ago when I came across this recipe for a peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookie, I about fell off my chair! At first I was excited and absolutely thrilled to have found this ingenious idea. And then I became mad at the thought that I hadn't come of with the idea of combining my two favorite cookies to form one amazing cookie. But I got over it, made the recipe and loved it more than I had ever anticipated and I've been making them ever since. I really can't believe that I'm just now sharing this with you (and Chris). Can you believe in the 2 years we've been together, I've never made these for him?! Crazy, I know. But that's neither here nor there and the moral of this story is that you should stop whatever it is your doing and MAKE THESE COOKIES!!! I promise, you will thank me you did!
PB Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup Flour
1 cup Old-Fashioned Oats
1/2 Tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 Tsp. Baking Powder
1/4 Tsp. Salt
1/2 cup Unsalted Butter, softened
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Brown Sugar, packed
1/2 cup Peanut Butter (I prefer Peter Pan for baking)
1 1/2 Tsp. Vanilla
1 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder and salt; set aside. In a large bowl, beat together the butter, sugar, brown sugar and peanut butter on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add in the egg and vanilla; mix well. Gradually add in 1/3 of the flour mixture, mixing well until blended, followed by another 1/3 of the mixture. Add the chocolate chips into the remaining flour mixture and toss to make sure the chips are coated with flour (this prevents the chips from sinking to the bottom of the dough when mixing); add into the butter mixture and mix until well blended.
On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, drop the dough in tablespoonfuls, 2-inches apart and bake for 10-12 minutes (or until lightly browned). Let cool.
Yield: 30 cookies
Source: Adapted from Kraftfoods.com