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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Chocolate Chip (Peanut Butter, Oatmeal) Cookies

I found this recipe on after an extensive search for a peanut butter chocolate chip cookie recipe (eating peanut butter on a spoon and dreaming of cookies while surfing was making me a little desperate to locate a recipe ASAP). 
The peanut butter in this cookie is an accent rather than the main show, but the cookies are chewy, delicious, and really easy to make (come on - 700 reveiws and 4 1/2 out of 5 stars can't be wrong,  right?!).

I strongly suggest investing in Ghiradelli, or an equivalent quality, chocolate chips.  You won't be sorry.



1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Stir in the peanut butter, vanilla and egg until well blended. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into the batter just until moistened. Mix in the oats and chocolate chips until evenly distributed. Drop by tablespoonfuls on to lightly greased cookie sheets.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until the edges start to brown. Cool on cookie sheets for about 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving Calories: 207
Total Fat: 12g
Cholesterol: 25mg

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