These peanut butter oatmeal cookies have the perfect balance of flavours and textures: They’re sweet and nutty, chewy with a hint of crunch from the oatmeal and chunky peanut butter. Bake them, cool them and drop them in a fancy jar—you’ve just got a handmade gift that can delight everyone!
1 cup shortening
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup chunky peanut butter
2 cups flour
½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup rolled oats
Grease cookie sheet. Beat together the shortening and sugars until fluffy. Add eggs and beat well. Blend in peanut butter.
Sift dry ingredients together and stir gradually into the wet ingredient mixture. Stir in rolled oats. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place on cookie sheet and press with a floured fork to create the crisscross pattern.
Bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes.