Teresa’s Bake Shop – Christmas Cookie Extravaganza – 2013
Peanut Butter Chip Oatmeal Cookies are so delicious. Oatmeal cookies are spruced up with Reese’s peanut butter chips and walnuts. Yum. These cookies do not have peanut butter in the batter — only in the peanut butter chips themselves. They are sweet, crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside and, if you love peanut butter, a great peanut butter fix!
In 1984 shortly after acquiring our first home computer (doesn’t that sound ancient!) I typed all my recipes into our little Epsom computer. A very good friend and someone who has shared more recipes with me than anyone else, asked if I would type all her recipes into the computer, too.
We had young kids then so I typed during nap times or in the evenings when they went to bed. (Hallelujah for early bedtimes!) I printed out these cookbook recipes on an old daisy-wheel printer and put the pages in 3-ring binders. I ended up printing up a copy of my cookbook and Mimi’s cookbook for EACH of us, so we have enjoyed many of each other’s recipes over the years. I finally learned after many spatters on the recipe pages to enclose each page in a plastic sheet protector to protect them.
Peanut Butter Chip Oatmeal Cookies was one of the recipes I typed into Mimi’s cookbook back in those days. Both of us had hundreds of recipes by then. I can only assume we have thousands now. The recipe page has a few spatters on it from when I’ve mixed ingredients and dropped gunk on the pages, but still readable and certainly makable. I remember the first time I made this recipe. I just loved its consistency, texture, and rich peanut butter taste. Yum.
If you’re looking for an oatmeal cookie recipe with a little different spin, then consider these delicious Peanut Butter Chip Oatmeal Cookies. They don’t overwhelm you with peanut butter. There’s just enough peanut butter flavor from the chips to be fantastic but not to overdo it. I included Peanut Butter Chip Oatmeal Cookies in our Christmas Cookie Extravaganza this year. Boy, is everyone in for a treat!
Peanut Butter Chip Oatmeal Cookies are wonderful!
These cookies are fairly quick and easy to make up. Why don’t you consider making up a batch of Peanut Butter Chip Oatmeal Cookies for your holiday baking this year?
Anyone who loves peanut butter, loves these tasty treats.
Here’s what I did.
Soften butter. Add it to a large mixing bowl with Crisco shortening. Don’t be overwhelmed by the pictures. I was making 6 batches of this recipe.
Add brown sugar and eggs.
Add salt, baking soda, vanilla and milk. Mix with an electric mixer to combine.
These are the peanut butter chips I used for these cookies.
Add UNBLEACHED all purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods. Add oatmeal, peanut butter chips, and finely diced walnuts. Stir with a wooden spoon to combine. Yeah, it took me a few minutes to combine this mammoth amount of cookie dough!
Grease cookie sheets or spray with cooking spray. Roll cookies into balls and place on cookie sheets. Bake at 375 about 10-12 minutes or until done. You may have to keep your hands moist while rolling if the dough sticks to your fingers too much.
Here’s a mound of the cookies we were getting ready to bag down and seal individually for shipping and deliveries.
Here’s a close up of Peanut Butter Chip Oatmeal Cookies so you can see the texture.
Your office staff will love eating some of these homemade goodies. Peanut Butter Chips add so much texture and flavor to these marvelous cookies.
Here’s the recipe.
PEANUT BUTTER CHIP OATMEAL COOKIES
(Recipe adapted from Mimi Pownall, when we attended First Baptist Church Indian Rocks, Largo, FL)
- 1 ½ cups brown sugar
- ¼ cup Crisco shortening
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 2 cups Gold Medal UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
- ½ cup chopped walnuts
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 tbsp. milk
- 1 egg
- 1 ½ cup Quaker old-fashioned oatmeal
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- 12-oz. pkg. Reese’s peanut butter chips
- Heat oven to 375°.
- Mix brown sugar, butter, shortening, milk, vanilla and egg until well blended.
- Stir in remaining ingredients with a wooden spoon.
- Roll dough into golf-ball-sized balls and place about 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheets.
- Bake until light brown, 10-12 minutes for soft cookies, 12-14 minutes for crisp cookies.
- Store tightly covered.
Don’t Peanut Butter Chip Oatmeal Cookies look amazing?
Peanut Butter Chip Oatmeal Cookies are an excellent choice for cookie exchanges. Everyone loves them and they’re not too expensive to make.
Better grab one before they’re all gone.