At some time yesterday I read on Facebook that it was National Peanut Butter Cookie Day on June 12th. I love peanut butter cookies, so this was just an excuse for me to fire up the oven and bake a batch. One of my favorite peanut butter cookie recipes comes from America's Test Kitchen, but I saw that Peanut Butter & Company was selling Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies for the "holiday". I love peanut butter, and I love oatmeal so I went in search of a recipe.
It didn't take long for me to find a keeper. Allrecipes had one that had straight forward ingredients and the reviews were glowing. I did however swap out the shortening and used butter. I didn't have any shortening on hand, and I just usually prefer butter. I have been known to have 20 pounds of butter in the freezer just in case of a baking frenzy. I also didn't flatten with fork, they did fine on their own.
The result was a delicious cookie. Could be adding this recipe to my make for Christmas present list.
1 1/2 cups shortening
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
2 cups packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups quick cooking oats
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
In a mixing bowl, cream the shortening and peanut butter. Add the brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla; mix well.
Combine oats, flour, baking soda, and salt; add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
Drop by the rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheet. Flatten with fork. Bake for 12 minutes or until done.