These cookies contain peanut butter and oatmeal.

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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

240 calories; 5 g protein; 23.6 g carbohydrates; 15.5 mg cholesterol; 193.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (207)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
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! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/10/2011
Followed the recipe to a T cookies tasted like garbage. Not sweet at all like eating a cookie with no flavor. Meh Read More
(10)
247 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 161
  • 4 star values: 52
  • 3 star values: 21
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 8
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
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! Read More
(143)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
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 were wonderfully flaky. gotta try these.. using butter makes them nice and buttery tasting..lave them!!! Read More
(74)
Rating: 4 stars
10/05/2007
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 they were chewy and moist. I did use a reduced fat peanut butter I don't know if that had anything to do with it and the shortening I used was butter flavored. This recipe was a great way to "hide" the whole-wheat flour usually you have to use a blend of white and whole-wheat flour. The peanut butter was prominent which masked the taste of the whole-wheat and the oatmeal masked it's grainy texture. I thought these cookies were plenty sweet enough. The only thing I would like to reduce is the amount of shortening by replacing it with apple sauce to make it a slightly more healthier alternative. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2007
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 of a cup of sugar to the rest which made the rest much better. Will make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/13/2008
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! Read More
(33)
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
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 reduce the brown sugar by 1/4 cup. Otherwise you will have some really sweet cookies! NOTE: If you reduce the recipe to make 2 dozen (with chocolate chips) then a 1/3 and 1/4 cup of brown sugar works. That's what I use. Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2007
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 are the only changes I made and they turned out fantastic. My whole family loves them. I will definetly be making these again. Read More
(24)
Rating: 4 stars
06/19/2007
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. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/10/2011
Followed the recipe to a T cookies tasted like garbage. Not sweet at all like eating a cookie with no flavor. Meh Read More
(10)