I based this recipe on Michele's Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies II, and had a WOW! moment when I added the ginger.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
2 dozen
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a medium bowl, cream together the shortening, butter, brown sugar and white sugar. Beat in the eggs, peanut butter and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and ground ginger, stir into the creamed mixture. Finally, stir in the rolled oats and candied ginger. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto an unprepared cookie sheet.

  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown. Remove from the baking sheet to cool on wire racks. Store in an airtight container when cool.

Nutrition Facts

509 calories; protein 9.1g; carbohydrates 57.9g; fat 28.5g; cholesterol 51.3mg; sodium 578.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (30)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2004
No doubt the BEST cookies I have ever made!!! I added the spice ginger but omitted the crystallized ginger. Then I added chopped walnuts. WOW - these are fantastic!!!! Read More
(34)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/09/2009
My ginger loving mom liked these cookies a lot but she eats candied ginger alone! The texture was fabulous with a grainy exterior and soft interior. I thought the ginger was too much and I didn't even add a whole cup because it sounded like ALOT. The ginger overwhelmed the peanut butter. I will definitely try again without ginger though because I liked the texture. Read More
(10)
33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2004
No doubt the BEST cookies I have ever made!!! I added the spice ginger but omitted the crystallized ginger. Then I added chopped walnuts. WOW - these are fantastic!!!! Read More
(34)
Rating: 4 stars
07/19/2008
Great cookies but too much sugar/salt in this recipe. If you are going to take out the candied ginger, then you need to cut the salt for sure. I cut half the shortening, half the sugar, and half the salt. Then I grated in a tbsp or 2 of fresh ginger instead of a cup of candied. Really good cookies! Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2003
i love the ginger in this!!!!! i did want to have a bit more peanutbutter taste so i used 2 cups of peanutbutter and added some extra oatmeal to make up for it and it was fabulous!!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2009
I read all the reviews and took those into consideration before starting. I cut the candied ginger to 1/2 cup and the salt to half but left the rest the same. I used a jelly roll pan to spread out the dough and made bars with it. They were fabulous. Very light but chewy and great flavor. My kids won't touch so more for me!!! Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
This recipe came out really good. I added at least 1 1/2 c of oatmeal and I would also recommend cutting a bit of the salt. Great unique recipe. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2004
I love ginger but am not a fan of gingerbread cookies so this recipe is a big hit in our house! They baked a little flat but then I refridgerated the dough and it baked perfect. Thanks so much Laura McB! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/09/2009
My ginger loving mom liked these cookies a lot but she eats candied ginger alone! The texture was fabulous with a grainy exterior and soft interior. I thought the ginger was too much and I didn't even add a whole cup because it sounded like ALOT. The ginger overwhelmed the peanut butter. I will definitely try again without ginger though because I liked the texture. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
12/11/2002
This is a great recipe. I left out the crystalized ginger (cause i forgot to buy it:) oops) But the cookies still came out delicious.. Its also an easy one.. My 10yr made them.. Great Recipe Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2010
Nice combination of flavors with a little zing of ginger in the end. Read More
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