Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies


  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup shortening
  • ½ cup margarine, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together shortening, margarine, brown sugar, white sugar, and peanut butter until smooth.
  4. Beat in the eggs one at a time until well blended.
  5. Stir the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture
  6. Mix in the oats until just combined.
  7. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  8. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until just light brown.  Don’t over-bake.  Cool and store in an airtight container.
Adapted from allrecipes.com

These are scary good, but have tons of fat.  I think I’ll try some variations and see if I can get it to stretch a little.

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