Thursday, August 19, 2010

Peanut Butter - Oatmeal Cookies

“What are those?”
“Cookies...”
“What kind of cookies?”
“… uhm”
“Oatmeal?”
“Yes.”
“Again?”
“Yes.”

I have long known my deep affection for cookies, oatmeal cookies in particular, but I’ve managed to keep it a secret for everyone around me for all this time. I think it’s beginning to show. If you’ll remember I’ve made Lemon Tassies, Classic Madeleines, Vegan Oatmeal Cookies, and Orange Galettes all in the last month. I’m not a big eater so I love the bite-size form that cookies have. Unlike cakes, you can always halve the batch you’re making. They’re easy to bake and easy to love.

Peanut Butter - Oatmeal Cookies

Which is why I embarked on my second oatmeal cookie adventure this month. My two favorite flavors combined in one delicious cookie! The peanut butter complements the nutty flavor of the oats, making it almost a hearty cookie instead of a sugary kind. Almost. I made these cookies on my new Nordicware Cookie Sheet that Cookware.com generously gave to me. The cookies and the sheet were both fantastic! I couldn’t be happier today. Rating: 4.5 out of 5.


You can buy this Nordicware Cookie Sheet here for only $10.99,
or you can browse Cookware.com's products here.



Peanut Butter - Oatmeal Cookies: adapted from Baking Bites
Makes around 30 cookies

Ingredients:
- 1 ½ cup all purpose flour
- 1 ½ cup rolled oats (old-fashioned or quick-cooking)
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup light brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup peanut butter (crunchy or regular)

Instructions:
- Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, oats, baking soda and salt. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars until light. Beat in egg and vanilla extract until smooth, then beat in the peanut butter. Blend in the flour mixture until the dough comes together and no streaks of flour remain.
- Drop dough in 1-inch balls on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 11-13 minutes, until cookies are golden brown around the edges. Allow to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before glazing.


They have a good, solid texture, but they're also very chewy,
which is something I always look for in a cookie.

Peanut Butter - Oatmeal Cookies

Nom. Nom.

Peanut Butter - Oatmeal Cookies

Thanks again Cookware.com and CSN Stores!

19 comments:

How To Be Perfect said...

Mmm cookie...yum!

jelena said...

I have 36 oatmeal cookies, exactly 18 sandwiches I made yesterday for the first time, the recipe is not much different exeption being the penut butter...they are sitting in the fridge because of the cream cheese filling and getting softer by the minute...I love the discovery of the oatmeal cookies

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

Girl...I share your affection for oatmeal cookies...they're the best!

Miss Apple said...

Humm they look so yummy!!! I got a new cookie sheet too! I have to start using it!!

ABowlOfMush said...

These look reeeally good!!
I'm addicted to oaty cookies too!

Victoria said...

I can't NEVER resist to the oatmeal cookies! These cookies sound amazing.

Coté Provence said...

Oatmeal cookies are my husband's favorite! Will have to make these ... I could probably have him help out!

Beautiful pictures as always... Mouthwatering!

xo

Moon said...

But where the heck do you find peanut butter in Belgium....?

Eliana said...

How did I never think of combining oatmeal and peanut butter cookies. What an amazing idea. They look wonderful :)

Lucie said...

I second the nom nom. I make a similar cookie with PB chips I bring back from the US...crazy yum!

Anonymous said...

You had to do it , didnt you,:) I love oatmeal cookies as well and last night I made a bach, at least I make them once a week or so, Thank you very much for sharing with us the best cookies in the world. I am affraid to try this recipe with peanut butter because I know my weeknes when it comes to oeatmeal cookies:)))))) you are such a sweetheart and God bless you because you bless so many around you !!! best wishes Liliana

Laura said...

Mmmmm, those look great! The don't really look like oatmeal cookies (which is a good thing in my book), more like regular peanut butter cookies, only lighter. Yum!

Leslie @ A Blonde Ambition said...

These cookies hold a special place in my heart...my mom used to bake these when I was little, especially during the fall. Definitely one of my favorites!

"All things French" said...

I'm going to bake these cookies today because I have absolutely everything I need in my pantry and it's cold and wet!! a great excuse to drink lots of coffee and dunk beautiful outmeal cookies.
~Dianne~

Natalie... said...

ahhh these cookies look so tasty...mmm peanut butter cravings yum!!

NYC, Style and a little Cannoli said...

Looks great but I would add a few chocolate chips! peanut butter, chocolate and oatmeal go really nice together!!

Fifi Flowers said...

j'adore oatmeal with a little chocolate in it!!!

Paris Pastry said...

@Liliana: Thank you so much dear! Your comments are always so nice!

@Moon: No peanut butter in Belgium?! Pindakaas? I would die!

Cornflake said...

I've never had these before but I don't need to imagine they taste great!

I have to ask having seen so many delicious recipes of yours - do you eat everything you make or do you have friends over to share? I'm intrigued! :-)
xx