These Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies are our family’s favorite. Bake them in big batches and freeze the extras for last minute treats on the go.
Hello there! I am so pleased to be sharing with you today at The Shabby Creek Cottage! My name is Jessica, I blog at Designers Sweet Spot. I am a former fashion designer who now designs all things Domestic. To me, homes should always be beautiful, including the food we eat! I have been blogging for 8 years, and am a mother of 4 young men who love to eat anything and everything! I often share ways to feed a family on a tight budget (you can’t even imagine how much we spend on food for 4 guys) on my blog. I am grateful for this opportunity to share some recipe ideas with you here a The Shabby Creek Cottage! Thank you Gina!
Our family loves cookies. We make a batch or two each month for different occasions. This Peanut Butter Oatmeal recipe is one of our go to family favorites, as it pleases all the appetites in our household. Some of us like Peanut Butter, some like Oatmeal and when you put the two things together you have an instant recipe for success. My Peanut Butter Oatmeal version also has some coconut for a bit of the sweet taste, and dried cranberries for the sour palette. Our kids fight for the cookies with the most cranberries in them, proof of a winning recipe!
This Peanut Butter Oatmeal recipe makes a large batch, as much as this is great for a big family, it may be too much for a small one. However, if you have leftover cookies, bag them by the dozen in zip-lock freezer bags and store them for future use. My kids are forever forgetting to tell me when it’s their turn to bring a treat to soccer, youth group, choir or any of their other activities. With a couple of bags of homemade cookies in the freezer, I am almost always prepared for those last minute treat requests. In addition, this saves me both time and money not having to make any last minute trips to the grocery store to purchase treats!
Here’s what you will need to make Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies:
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup chunky or creamy peanut butter
1 cup flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
3 cups rolled oatmeal
2 cups dried cranberries
• First of all cream sugar and butter in a large bowl until smooth. Add peanut butter, vanilla and eggs. Cream together.
•Combine dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking soda) in a medium bowl. Stir into peanut butter mixture a little at a time until combined.
•Finally, add oatmeal, coconut and dried cranberries. Mix well.
•Drop by small spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes until golden brown.
Makes 5 dozen cookies.
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