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Chewy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Serves Makes 18 cookies     adjust servings

These cookies will blow your mind! Tons of peanut butter flavor (actual peanuts optional) paired with some chewy oats for an amazing texture. They are so tender and totally melt in your mouth! 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter-flavored crisco
  • 1 cup dark or light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter (creamy or chunky)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 and 1/2 cups flour, spooned and leveled
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat the butter and crisco for 2 minutes, scraping the sides and bottom.
  2. Add the brown sugar, white sugar, and peanut butter. Beat until incorporated.
  3. Add 2 eggs and vanilla. Beat well, scraping sides and bottom.
  4. Add flour but don't mix it in. Use a small spoon to stir the baking soda and salt into the flour, then beat in gently. There should still be flour streaks.
  5. Add the quick oats and old fashioned oats. Stir until incorporated but do not over mix.
  6. Cover the bowl and chill the dough in the fridge for 1-3 hours (or overnight).
  7. When the dough is chilled, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper.
  8. Use a 1/4 cup to measure out the dough. I only placed 6 cookies on each cookie sheet because they are so big. At least 2 inches.
  9. Bake the cookies at 350 for 9-10 minutes until the centers are alllmost done being shiny. The edges should be firm. Do not over bake.
  10. Let cool on the sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a cooling rack. You should definitely eat at least one of these warm. Or maybe 2 or 3.

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