The oats in these cookies are really there so that you can justify how bad these cookies are (and by bad I really mean awesomely delicious). These are DELICIOUS and you will love them! I made these as written, but I did put in substitutions for you if you would like to make them a little less scandalous. Happy baking!
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
1/2 cup butter flavored shortening (substitute: 1/2 cup butter)
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened (substitute: 1/2 cup apple sauce)
1 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
1 cup peanut butter
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups quick-cooking oats
1/2-1 package milk chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Get out a big bowl and mix together the ‘wet’ and sugary ingredients: shortening, butter, brown sugar, white sugar, and peanut butter. Then add in eggs one at a time. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt, and then combine with the cream ingredients. Once the above are combined add in the oats and chocolate chips. Spoon onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 9-12 minutes, or until just lightly golden on the top.