Monday, February 19, 2007

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

If you're looking for a great cookie that combines two popular cookie flavours, look no further - these Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies will fit the bill.

I wanted to make an oatmeal cookie this past weekend and when I found this recipe with a twist I decided to try them out. After making a peanut butter batter, oats were added along with raisins and Brazil nuts left over from the muffins. At first I thought raisins wouldn't go with peanut butter but they do, and very nicely I might add. The Brazil nuts added great crunch.

I used natural peanut butter for this cookie which worked great and the cookies baked up beautifully. The flavour of the cookie really is a cross between peanut butter and oatmeal so its like you get 2 in 1. You can also add-in dried cranberries, different nuts and different chips to personalize your cookie. Anything goes!

Recipe: Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

7 comments:

gilly said...

Hi CB! I know my husband would love these, as it combines his two favourite cookies! I like that you can use natural PB in this recipe - that is all that we buy, and sometimes recipes specifically ask for non-natural.

Canadian Baker said...

Gilly - I also only buy natural peanut butter. So far I've found that it works well in most baked goods, especially cookies. :)

kickpleat said...

this recipe combines my 2 favorite cookies! now only if i could cram some chocolate chips in there too!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Your cookies are always delicious, not to mention beautifully presented - who can resist? ;)

I baked cookies yesterday, too, but not as fancy as yours. :)

Almost Vegetarian said...

There is something quite special about a peanut butter cookie - when you just have to have one, nothing else will do. Except, perhaps, this unique variation. Am adding it to the "must try" list. Which is getting longer by the second! Much thanks.

Canadian Baker said...

Kickpleat - I would have added some if I had them!

Patricia - I bet your cookies turned out great!!

Almost Vegetarian - I agree, peanut butter cookies are special. If you try them, let me know how they turn out. :)

Morven said...

I accidentally bought an extra jar of PB which is calling me to make into cookies. As we struggle to get fresh pecans or walnuts here in NZ the idea of using peanuts is a great one. Can't wait to try these.