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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies!

August 22, 2007

Oatmeal peanut butter chocolate cookies

phew! That’s a long title, but a darn tasty cookie! The cookies are very easy to make and you drop them on a pan like you would chocolate chip cookies. I found this recipe through Google. It came from a downloadable PDF file at http://base.google.com/base/a/1493989/D9449485058945114584. This PDF file has 604 different chocolate recipes! It was like looking through a treasure chest of tasty tidbits! I found several recipes I would like to try, but this one struck my fancy today.

Here’s the recipe:

Oatmeal, Peanut Butter, and Chocolate Chunk Cookies

3/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup peanut butter
1-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
1-1/4 cups granulated sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 eggs
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2-2/3 cups rolled oats
1 10-ounce package miniature milk chocolate kisses

1. Beat butter and peanut butter in a large mixing bowl with an electric
mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar,
brown sugar, baking powder, and baking soda; beat until combined, scraping
sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined. Beat in
flour. Stir in rolled oats with a wooden spoon. Stir in chocolate kisses.

2. Drop dough from a #50 or #60 scoop, or from a tablespoon, 3
inches apart into an ungreased cookie sheet. Slightly flatten dough with your hand,
if desired.

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Bake in a 375 degree F oven about 8 to 10 minutes or until
edges are lightly browned. Transfer to wire racks and cool.

Store in an airtight container or plastic bag at room temperature up to 3 days.

Makes 60 to 72 cookies.

Make-Ahead Tip: Cool cookies completely. In an airtight or freezer
container, arrange cookies in a single layer; cover with a sheet of
waxed paper. Repeat layers, leaving enough air space to close
container easily. Freeze up to 1 month.

I loved this recipe because the only thing I had to go out and buy for it was the mini chocolate chips! Of course, the recipe calls for mini chocolate kisses, but I misread that! I’m sure they are just as tasty with the mini chips though they are probably not “chunk” cookies anymore!

The house smelled of these wonderful cookies for hours after they were finished. The cookie is unusual, in my opinion, because you can actually taste the different components. Often in “busy” cookies with lots of stuff in them the individual flavors get lost, but in this cookie you could really taste the oatmeal, the peanut butter, and the chocolate. I will definitely be using this recipe for my next cookie exchange! Or at least recommending it. I don’t go to that many cookie exchanges. Maybe I’ll start one!

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