With a short reprieve from the 90-degree heat this past weekend (we were a cool 82 degrees on Sunday!), I decided to heat up my oven and make some cookies. We will be going back to extremely humid and high temperatures at least for the next few days, so I will not be turning the oven back on for awhile.
There's just nothing like a homemade cookie, and if you like peanut butter and chocolate, well, this one's for you.
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
1/2 cup soft butter
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup light or dark brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
1 cup oats, quick or old-fashioned
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a baking sheet. In a large bowl beat together the butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla. Sift together the flour, oats, salt, and soda in a separate smaller bowl and add to the butter mixture. Add the chocolate chips. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto baking sheet. Bake at 375 for 7 minutes or until browned on the edges and bottom of cookies. Cool on a rack.
For crispy cookies-After dropping dough onto baking sheet, flatten with a fork and bake for 10 minutes.