Saturday, March 13, 2010

Chunky Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Chocolate Chipsters

(picture from Obsessed with Baking blog)

So, I finally got around to trying this recipe that's been so highly rated by lots of people who made them. I had high hopes for this recipe. I mean, really, chocolate AND peanut butter AND oatmeal, how could you go wrong? Well, the cookies unfortunately did not blow me away. It just tasted like a good oatmeal chocolate chip cookie. I could faintly taste the peanut butter, but I would have liked it to be more up front and center. I suppose I could always substitute peanut butter chips for the chocolate chips and then drizzle the whole thing with melted chocolate. Now, THAT would be a COOKIE!!! But, who knows, maybe if I wait for the cookies to cool a little more, the flavor will become more pronounced. I'll just have to wait and see. However, regardless, I am still posting the recipe for posterity's sake.

Chunky Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Chocolate Chipsters

(from Dorie Greenspan's Baking, From My Home to Yours)

3 c. old fashioned oats
1 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. salt
1 c. butter
1 c. peanut butter
1 c. sugar
1 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 c. chocolate chips

Combine the oats, flour, baking soda, spices, and salt. Cream the butter, peanut butter, and sugars. Add the eggs and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients, then fold in the chocolate chips. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a baking sheet. (they will spread, I promise) Bake 13-15 min. (they will still be slightly soft in the middle). They'll firm as they cool.

1 comment:

  1. ow! These cookies sound so good! I love what nut butters do to cookies and other baked goods :)