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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

"These cookies contain peanut butter and oatmeal."
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servings 240 cals
Original recipe yields 36 servings (6 dozen)

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream the shortening and peanut butter. Add the brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla; mix well.
  3. Combine oats, flour, baking soda, and salt; add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  4. Drop by the rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheet. Flatten with fork. Bake for 12 minutes or until done.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 240 calories; 14.9 g fat; 23.6 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 16 mg cholesterol; 194 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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My family loved these cookies. I use butter in cookies instead of shortening and also added raisins. I have a request to always have these baked and handy!

Most helpful critical review

Followed the recipe to a T, cookies tasted like garbage. Not sweet at all, like eating a cookie with no flavor. Meh

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My family loved these cookies. I use butter in cookies instead of shortening and also added raisins. I have a request to always have these baked and handy!

these were the best peanut butter cookies i've ever had. i made them twice, once i did not press them down as hard, and they were nice and chemy, and the second time i flattened alot and they we...

I followed the recipe exactly only added a teaspoon of cinnamon and a cup chocolate chips. They won't eat anything in my house without chocolate in it. My cookies were not crumbly and dry at all...

Excellent. No wheat flour after taste. I substituted a half cup applesauce for shortening, added a cup of chopped nuts and a couple handfuls of raisins. After the first panful, I added a third o...

Fairly healthy and tasty cookies. Not too sweet. Makes large batch and the cookies freeze well. Good with milk or coffee. Could be more peanutbuttery.

This is a great recipe. When I made it, I used honey roasted peanut butter and added semi-sweet chocolate chips (3 cups with the original recipe). If you add the chocolate chips, be sure to redu...

I'm 12 years old and this recipe was delicious and was easy to make! I loved it and so did my family. Thank you so much!

These cookies were soooooo good! I only put 1 cup of butter and I only had 1 cup of peanut butter so I added 1/4 cup olive oil to the recipe. I also added 2 handfuls of chocolate chips. Those...

These were delicious. I did use canola oil instead of shortening. But, the peanut butter flavor did overpower the oatmeal flavor a tad, so next time I will use half as much peanut butter.