February 08, 2010

Sweet Things


Here's a treat to make your Monday a little sweeter. This is the girls' favorite cookie to have packed in their lunches. They disappear fast.

Jen's Favorite Peanut Butter Cookies
Preheat oven to 350°

1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup quick cooking oats

Cream together shortening, butter, sugars and peanut butter til smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time until well blended. In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Stir into creamed mixture. Mix in the oats just until combined. Use cookie scoop and drop cookies onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for about 13 mins til edges are just browning. Do not overbake. Let cool for 6-8 mins then transfer to wire rack to finish cooling. 

Notes: If you're feeling really decadent you can put chocolate chunks in these. This recipe yields 27 large cookies if you don't eat any of the dough while you are making them. I've personally never had 27 cookies. Enjoy! 


Just typing this recipe and looking at these pictures has me wanting to run for the cookie jar. Must.be.strong. 


  1. They look delicious!
    I'll try 'em.

  2. I use this same recipe, but I add PB chips. If you ever need a overdose of PB (and who doesn't every now and then) I highly recommend it :0)

  3. Super pics Jen! I do love me some peanut butter cookies....I'll have to give these a try.

  4. Yum! They look like they are baked with the perfect amount moistness in the middle :) I would have to add some chocolate, however ... I can never have too much chocolate.

    I will have to try this recipe later this week. Maybe if we get the snow they are predicting, I will have plenty of time inside to do that :p


  5. These sound yummy! I will save the recipe for when Mr. Tide is on travel, he's allergic to peanuts. But not the life threatening kind of allergic thank goodness! Thanks for the recipe my son will love them!

    Kat :)

  6. Thank you I know my daughter will go crazy over them they look so yummy!

  7. I just love PB cookies! I'll have to try them and soon ;)


  8. WOW YUMMY! I need to try these!! My hubby LOVES peanut butter cookies! :)

  9. Oh, I love a good peanut butter cookie. These look amazing. I still have not found the perfect recipe, so this just might be it!

  10. wonderful recipe! we do a similar one with a bit more oatmeal and a heapin' helpin' of chocolate chips. delightful and delicious :)

  11. I'll have to try these...they look delicious. Might have to add a few chocolate chips, though...

  12. mmmm. and what do you know? all those ingredients i have on hand. those are the kind of recipes that get you in trouble! ha! thanks for sharing!

  13. Thank you for the delicious recipe! If you get a chance, stop by my blog on Tuesday. You are mentioned in my post. Have a great day!

  14. Lil Rea and I made these after school yesterday, by the way..
    Excellent, especially for Breakfast with a big glass of milk and vanilla yogurt:)

  15. I nearly began licking my computer screen! ;) Yummy!

  16. They look yummy.. I will have to try these....

  17. These look incredible! I'll have to try making your recipe soon - thanks.


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