Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Two of my husband’s favorite cookies are oatmeal cookies and peanut butter cookies.  When I saw this recipe from "Deseret Recipes" that combined both, I had to try them.  This is a big recipe – even with my 5 quart pro style Kitchenaid, I had to get my husband to stir in all the oatmeal.  
Ready for freezing
We baked 4 dozen and he portioned out the remaining 4 dozen close together on a half-sheet pan that I covered and put in the freezer.  Later I rolled up the parchment, cookies and all, and put them in a gallon freezer bag and put them back in the freezer.  I pull off what I want and bake them in my toaster oven whenever we want some freshly baked cookies, usually about the same time or a minute more baked from frozen.
I put some extra peanuts in all of them, and some chocolate chips in a few for me.  Very good!
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies  
  1 ½      Cups  Shortening -- (10 1/2 ounces)
  1          Cup  Sugar -- 7 ounces
  1 ½      Cups  Brown Sugar -- firmly packed (12 ounces)
  3          Large  Eggs
  1 ½      Cups  Peanut Butter -- (15 ounces)
  3 ½      Cups  Sifted All Purpose Flour -- (about 14 ounces)
  2          Teaspoons  Baking Soda
     ¾       Teaspoon  Salt
  2          Cups  Oatmeal -- uncooked (5-6 ounces)
Cream shortening and both sugars.  Add the eggs one at a time.  Blend in peanut butter.
Sift flour, soda and salt together and add to creamed mixture.  Stir in oats and blend well.
Drop by teaspoonful’s (size 60 scoop) on ungreased or parchment lined cookie sheets.  Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes.
Optional:  1-1 1/2 cups chocolate chips or raisins.
Use less flour, as recipe calls for "sifted flour”, which means it's sifted, and then measured carefully, resulting in 4 ounces instead of 4 1/2 ounces of flour per cup.
Made 8 dozen with a size 60 scoop. 
2013 Cost:  $4.28 or 5¢ per cookie
 Yield:  "8 – 9 Dozen"
Per Serving : 93 Calories; 6g Fat (52.5% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 9g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 7mg Cholesterol; 65mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 1 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.


  1. I will mix up half a recipe and test this one at our house too. This is new to me also but it looks promising. I love peanut butter and hubby loves oatmeal. Thanks for sharing this one may be a real"find." I have always had good results when I have tried your recipes!

  2. It sounds wonderful... I am vegan so I will need to rearrange some of the ingredients, but I think it can be done. I would never have put peanut butter and oatmeal together if You hadn't posted this... Thank you! Elle


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