Thursday, December 8, 2011

COOKIE CHRONICLES - Oatmeal Peanut Butter Raisin Chocolate Chip Yummy and Healthy Cookies!

There's more than one way to make oatmeal a pleasing experience! 
Jack doesn't like the stuff as a cereal, but put it in a cookie and he's a number one fan!  This particular version is one of his favorites.  A little chocolate chip, a little raisin....and a whole lot of yummy goodness!

(Long Name: Oatmeal Peanut Butter Raisin Chocolate Chip Yummy and Healthy Cookies)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
4 Sticks butter or margarine softened, 4 eggs beaten, 1/2 cup peanut butter (creamy or crunchy), 2 1/2 cups firm packed dark brown sugar, 2 tsp vanilla, 3 c flour (whole wheat - 2c white flour - 1 c), 6 cups rolled oats, 2 tsp baking soda, 2 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp cloves, 1 tsp dried ginger, 2 c raisins or other dried fruit, chips (chocolate, butterscotch, peanut butter, white chocolate or combination)

Blend sugar, butter 'til creamy.  Add peanut butter, blend some more. Add eggs and vanilla, beat well. Combine flours, Baking Soda, spices, stir into sugar/butter mixture, add remaining ingredients. Spoon or hand-roll and place 1-2 inches apart on slightly greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 13 minutes. Cool on rack completely before storing.

Healthy, tasty, and easy to make.   Batter can be made ahead of time, rolled in wax paper and kept in the freezer for those times when you just want to slice off some batter and bake some cookies.  Defrost it first to insure even cooking.