For a change, here’s a recipe from Sarandipitea. She got this from one of her many recipe books.
3 ounces unsweetened chocolate
3/4 cups butter
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 and (1/4) cups flour
2 cups oats
nuts or peanuts if desired.
- Melt the chocolate
- In a large bowl, beat together butter and peanut butter (best to use an electric mixer) until evenly combined.
- Then add the sugars, baking powder and baking soda. Beat that until combined.
- Then add eggs and vanilla and beat until they are combined (I found that I ended up beating the eggs too much before the batter was ready to go in the oven, which gave the cookies a lot of structure and made them very airy. Not sure if this is a bad thing, or if it is, how to fix it.)
- Then stir in the chocolate and add the flour bit by bit and stir until combined.
- Finally stir in the oats.
- Drop dough by the teaspoon full onto a cookie sheet and bake in a 350 degree (F) oven for approximately 10 min or until the edges are set.
You can leave out the chocolate if you don’t want to use it. I thought it was odd that the recipe does not call for salt, maybe the writers assumed that there would be salt in the peanut butter. Next time I make the cookies, I might add a pinch of salt. I also completely stirred in the chocolate so the cookies came out brown, but I think it might be fun to try not completely stirring in the chocolate and seeing if cookies would come out swirled or marbled. Also, I made a note to try it with more chocolate next time, because I like chocolate.