Friday, January 13, 2012

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

Who said that lightning doesn't strike twice? 

Last week I posted a recipe for Lemonade Cake.

It was one of the first recipes that I have made that String Beane actually really liked.  He is double hard to please in the food department.  He has severe food allergies and he doesn't give a hoot about food.  I can accept the food allergies easier than the not caring about food part.  That is the opposite of me and I just don't understand it.  Put the two problems together and you just don't get too many excited days cooking for him.

I struck gold again!  This week I tried a new cookie recipe.  It was a gold mine!  My String Beane L.O.V.E.D them!  LOVE.  He ate two as soon as he got home from school and then he kept going to the kitchen trying to find the rest of them.  I even got to pack some homemade cookies in his lunch box and he ate them!  It was great.  This is a definite cookie keeper.  Here is the recipe.

If you know me at all, you know that I got the original recipe from Pinterest.  I modified it to be milk /dairy free.

1/3 cup peanut butter (creamy is what I used)
1/3 cup nuts, chopped (I used pecans)
3/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup {1 stick} butter, room temp (Flieshmann's Unsalted Margarine)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
3/4 cup quick cooking oats

Combine peanut butter and chopped nuts in the food processor and mix until almost smooth
In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt, set aside
In a large bowl, beat together butter and both sugars until light and fluffy
Add peanut butter mixture and vanilla, beat to blend well
Beat in egg
Add dry ingredients, mix well
Add oats, mix well
Beat well for another minute
Cover with plastic and place in fridge for at least an hour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray
Drop dough by spoon or use a small cookie dough scoop
Bake for 8 minutes, and then turn the pan
Continue baking for 3-5 minutes more
If you want a soft cookie, slightly under bake them {11 minutes} if you like a crisp cookie, bake them for 13 minutes. For the soft cookies, they will look a little doughy in the middle, but don't worry, they continue baking a bit after you remove them from the oven.

These cookies are truly wonderful!  You should go make you some now.  And if you have a child who is allergic to milk, but has just passed his peanut and tree nut food challenges and is super hard to impress in the kitchen you should make a double batch of these ;-)!

Here is one more look at these lovely things.

I am linking up at Metamorphosis Monday and these other Awesome Parties!


  1. My husband would love these! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week and see you again next Sunday!

    Everyday Mom's Meals

  2. My son is visiting next month and adores peanut butter so I think I'll rustle some of these up for him as a treat

    Thanks for providing a dairy free recipe - I understand how hard it is to feed a multi-allergic child - my son was the same as a baby, luckily with food rotation and homoeopathy we sorted a lot of it out and now he can manage it himself... which is handy as he is now a hulking 24 year old living with his girlfriend!

  3. These look like wonderful cookies. My family would love them. Come visit us. We have some wonderful recipes to share this week.

  4. Thank you for sharing!! I have a child with severe allergies and know how hard it can be!

  5. Yum-o! These look great! I will have to try them out sometime.

  6. I just pinned these! Would love to have you come and link to my Must Try Monday party still going on. I will have to throw some chocolate chips in these!

  7. These sound wonderful! I would love to have you link up @ my linky party this week.

  8. Peanut butter and oatmeal! They sound fabulous! Thanks for sharing at Mrs Foxs Sweet Party :)

  9. YUM! These look delicious! Thank you for linking up to "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you come back to share more great ideas next Saturday. -The Sisters

  10. Yum! I made these this evening, and the first pan is now cooling. I ate a little crumble and the kids and I can't wait til they're cooled. Thanks!

  11. yum

    Thanks for linking up to Serenity Saturday
    Hope to see you there again tomorrow

    Natasha xx

  12. Hi Mamie,
    This looks like an awesome cookie that would be great in my cookie jar, we would really enjoy this recipe. Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  13. Yummy!

    Thank you so much for sharing your talent and creativity on “A Little Birdie Told Me…” at Rook No. 17! Looking forward to seeing what inspirations you’ll share tomorrow!
    Warmest wishes,