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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies.


I first made these at a friend’s house when we were in junior high school 147 years ago, but I don’t remember which cookbook this recipe came from. I do not like peanut butter cookies, but I love these, and I’ve never seen anyone not like them. I’ve made them with only real peanut butter,  so don’t know what they’d taste like with brown-flavored shortening Skippy or Jif.

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
Better than plain peanut butter cookies.
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  1. Cream together sugars, shortening, eggs, peanut butter, and vanilla.
  2. Roll into balls, place on cookie sheet, and smoosh with a floured fork or meat pounder. The meat pounder makes a more interesting and somewhat festive design.
  3. Bake at 350° for 8 – 12 minutes. Don't overbake; the cookies should be barely tan on the bottoms.


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