Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Ultimate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
This was one of the very first recipes that I posted on this blog. Of course, at that time, I didn't even have a camera, so there was no picture. Which is such a pity because if any cookie deserves to have a picture, it is these Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies. Yes, I realize they're not the most eye-catching cookie around. However, if you close your eyes and let your tastebuds be the judge, you'll see why these cookies are #1 in my book.
Crispy edges? Check. Soft, chewy middle? Check. Bursting with all the peanut butter flavor you could ever want? Oh you better believe it. After trying this recipe, I have never and will never try any other. They are just too good to be beat.
Sure you can add chocolate chips, or drizzle them with chocolate. You can even do as the actual recipe from Allrecipes states and make a peanut butter filling to sandwich them together just like the ones from the Girl Scouts. But, in my opinion, these cookies are more than delicious enough to stand on their own without all that jazz. They're peanut butter oatmeal cookies at their very, very best.
And that is why I just had to make them again and post about them once more, this time with a picture.
Ultimate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies (from Allrecipes)
1/2 c. unsalted butter
1/2 c. peanut butter
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 c. flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. rolled oats
Cream the butter with the peanut butter and sugars. Add the egg and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add to the peanut butter mixture. Mix in the oats. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a baking sheet and bake at 350F for 10 min. or until cookies are firm to the touch. (You may have to use a spatula to flatten the cookies down halfway through the baking time.)