“Sometimes me think, ‘What is friend?’ and then me say, ‘Friend is someone to share the last cookie with.” –Cookie Monster
One of my favorite childhood memories is baking homemade cookies with my mother. Standing on a wooden stool next to her in the kitchen, she would measure the ingredients and allow me to pour them into the bowl before mixing. The best part, of course, was sneaking tastes of dough along the way and licking the bowl clean at the end.
Thanks to her loving guidance, it wasn’t long until I was baking them on my own. From chocolate chip to oatmeal raisin, sugar and molasses, lemon butterscotch and more, I have baked over hundreds of dozens of cookies for dozens of people and events throughout my junior high, high school, college and, now, early adulthood years.
There is one cookie recipe in particular, however, that has become my “go-to” for whenever I need to bring something to a party, housewarming or as a thank you. It is a cookie that, over the many years, has consistently received rave reviews and one that people always ask the recipe for, as was the case when I brought them on a recent weekend getaway trip to Maine.
A perfect combination of peanut butter and chocolate, they truly are a crowd pleaser (and were irresistible even for my golden retriever who once ate 18 of these scrumptious cookies all at once)!
Below please find the recipe for Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies. Hope you enjoy!
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
1 stick butter (room temp.)
½ cup peanut butter
1 cup sugar
½ cup brown sugar
1 egg (room temp.)
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
1 cup flour
1 cup oats
1 cup Nestlè Toll House semi-sweet chocolate morsels
Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Mix the butter and peanut butter together in a bowl. Add the sugar and brown sugar and mix. Add the egg and mix. Combine the flour, salt and baking soda in a separate bowl. Pour mixture into the original bowl a little bit at a time. Add and mix in the oats. Finally, add the chocolate chips. Bake for 8-10 minutes.