Monday, April 25, 2011

Soft & Chewy Oatmeal & Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

I have this problem...

I CRAVE, like seriously CRAVE oatmeal cookie dough! I know, I know... weird right? Well, weird or not... it's true! When my brother and I were both still living at home {like forever ago!} we always kept a batch of oatmeal chocolate chip cookie dough in the freezer.  When we'd get home from school, we'd take it out of the freezer, cut off a big ole' chunk and eat it! It was so yummy, but the part I found funny is that we never made the cookies... just ate the dough!  I never cared for the cookies much because they seemed to go hard fast and just weren't as good as the dough itself! But I have found THE... I mean T.H.E. recipe for Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies! Oh boy... they are to die for! They are so moist and chewy and they stay that way for quite some time as long as they're kept in an airtight container! I think they'd freeze real well too!  
Let me warn you, this is not a small batch of cookies, however... the dough is so good! I kept a chunk {hee hee} and threw it in a freezer bag and tossed it in the freezer.  Oh what a delightful treat! So, everyone else enjoyed their cookies and milk as I sat in my corner with my bag of frozen cookie dough. 
Alright, so you get the drift. My craving shall be calmed for awhile. But I'll be making these cookies soon because everyone in this house loved them! They are our new favorite oatmeal cookies!

And because I must give credit where the credit is due... Kris Stena!... THANK YOU! For any of you that love to sew, stop by my besties blog HERE and tell her I said HI! She's amazing and so talented! And has an AMAZING cookie recipe too!  

Instead of using chocolate chips, I used chopped P.B. Cups!  But feel free to "embellish" your cookies as you please:)

Soft & Chewy Oatmeal & Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
Adapted from Kris Stena's recipe

1 cup butter
1 cup shortening
2 cups brown sugar
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 cup water
2 tsp vanilla
6 cups flour
6 1/2 - 7 cups oatmeal (I used quick oats)
2 1/2 cups chopped Peanut Butter Cups

Cream shortening, butter, & sugar... add eggs. Beat well. Add salt, soda, powder and vanilla. Beat until combined.  Add water and mix thoroughly. Add flour, oatmeal, and chopped pb cups.  You can add nuts, chocolate chips, raisins etc.... Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven.  I used a small cookie scoop and baked them for 12 minutes.  The larger cookie scoop I baked for 14 minutes.  Bake until browned around the edges.  ENJOY!!

Happy Cooking!



  1. I think those who don't like oatmeal cookies are NUTS! These cookies sound delicious!

  2. Those peanut butter cups would make your cookies absolutely irresistible. I have a sweet treat linky party and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your cookies up.


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