I've been baking a ton of cookies because of Christmas and I have been so hungry for these. I didn't make them because they didn't seem Christmas-y enough to me so I held off until now. There are a lot of ingredients in here and these babies are chewy and chocolatey and peanut buttery and all kinds of yummy.
They're quick to mix (recipe says 20 minutes - took me about 10) but they seemed to take forever to bake! In looking at the yield on the recipe just now, it says these should yield 5 dozen. I got just over 3 dozen. Hmmm...the baking time was longer because my cookies were, apparently, giant!
Baking time/yield aside, these were DELICIOUS! Even a smaller one is like a complete meal!
- 3 cups quick oats (not instant)
- 1/2 cup flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1-1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons Spice Islands Vanilla Extract
- 1 package (12 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup candy-coated chocolate pieces
- 1 cup raisins (optional)
DirectionsPreheat oven to 350°F.
Combine quick oats, flour, baking soda and cinnamon in a medium bowl; set aside.
Cream butter and sugars in a large mixing bowl. Add peanut butter and mix well. Mix in eggs and vanilla until well blended. Stir in oat mixture. Fold in chocolate chips, candies and raisins. Drop 1-1/2 inch dough balls onto ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 12 minutes. Cool slightly and remove from pans.
Quick FactsPrep Time
Yields: 5 Dozen