Monday, April 09, 2012

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies—Secret Recipe Club

April SRC  Peanut Butter Oat Cookies w/Chocolate 3-23-12

I love getting new assignments for the Secret Recipe Club each month.  I can’t help it, each time I do, the first thing I do is search the assigned blog for cookies!  I love trying new cookie recipes and/or being inspired by some I see and coming up with creations of my own.  I actually enjoy just spending time on whichever blog I receive to secretly make something from and looking at everything they’ve posted. 

This month the blog I had was Carol’s blog, No Reason Needed.   Carol and her family live in Ontario, Canada.  She has a fun "about me" section on her blog.  Sounds like a really fun lady.  Check it out.

After looking through Carol’s blog, I found a couple of cookie recipes I wanted to try.  Today I will highlight one of those that I actually made, and will blog about the other cookie in another post soon.  Both cookies I made were fantastic!  Today I decided to tell you about a great tasting cookie called Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies.  Carol posted that she got these cookies from the Spring 2010 Kraft What’s Cooking Magazine.  At the time I chose to make the cookies, I ended up only making half a batch and a few adjustments to the recipe.  I have since made the cookies again with the same great results!

Here’s my half recipe version with the adjustments I made, which also include high altitude instructions or adjustments for the regular recipe.

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies, by Katrina, Baking and Boys! adapted from Carol at No Reason Needed

3/4 cup peanut butter (192 grams), I used Skippy Natural, creamy

1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened

5 tablespoons granulated sugar

1/3 cup, minus 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar

1 large egg

3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup quick cooking oats

7 tablespoons whole wheat pastry flour (you could also use all purpose flour)

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup (6 ounces) dark chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. 

Cream together the peanut butter and butter in the bowl of a mixer.  Add the sugars and beat for a couple minutes.  Scrape the sides of the bowl.  Add the egg and vanilla and beat well.

Whisk together in a small bowl the oats, flour, salt and baking soda.  Add the dry ingredients to the peanut butter mixture.  Beat just to combine.  Stir in the chocolate chips.  Using a cookie scoop or a tablespoon, put cookie dough on the baking sheet.  Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes.  Cool on baking sheet for a few minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.  Makes about 18 cookies.

**The recipe I made have adjustments that I have found work well in our high altitude in Utah.  To make the cookies more as the recipe suggested use these amounts instead---6 tablespoons granulated sugar, 1/3 cup packed brown sugar and 6 tablespoons flour.

April SRC pb oat chocolate cookies 3-24-12

So happy I made these!  Check out Carol’s blog and all the great stories she shares as well as the yummy food!

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21 comments:

Jaida said...

Can you bring some of these to my house right now? :) They look great!

Lisa said...

You can never go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate. They look fantastic.

Monica @ TheYummyLife said...

You have combined everything good in life into one cookie recipe. LOVE this winning combo of flavors. I also loved blogging about one of your recipes for SRC this month! :-)

Sara said...

Oh my gosh, these cookies look incredible! Peanut butter and chocolate and oatmeal - wow! Such a great combination. :)

Susie said...

These look so good...even after the chocolate bunny fest yesterday...my favorite combo!

Lisa Ernst said...

This is very similar to a mini-recipe that I make several times a week, just for me. I make it healthy with whole grain and very low sugar, using partial substitutes like stevia. Lots of oats and peanut butter and dark chips! These look great!!!

Noelle said...

These look scrumptious!

NO REASON NEEDED said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed these. YOur blog is absolutely delightful.

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts said...

Cookies look amazing! All of my favorites in on delicious bite!

Amber | Bluebonnets and Brownies said...

Oh man, they look so perfectly chocolatey! Great choice!

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Thanks for the secret recipe!

Barbara Bakes said...

Cookies are always a great pick. Love that they're loaded with chocolate.

Cookin' Canuck said...

Chocolate and peanut butter are a dream combination, and the texture of oatmeal makes these cookies even better!

Veronica Miller said...

I totally knew from the thumbnail photo in the bloghop that this would be yours! haha, I'm getting to know you too well. :) The cookies look DELISH. I'm down for a pb chocolate combo any way I can get it, and cookies is my fave!

Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more said...

Oh those look like something I need to have right now!

Lesa @Edesias Notebook said...

Oatmeal cookies are my favorite, then adding chocolate and peanut butter? Yum! Awesome choice!

TeaLady said...

PB and oatmeal and chocolate. Now you are talking my languate. Definitely on my list!!

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

these look so scrumptious!
mary x

Amy Anderson said...

PB and chocolate are just so perfect together.

Lisa~~ said...

PB, chocolate and oats, perfection together. Your cookies look awesome.

CJ - Food Stories said...

These look so good.