I love to spend my time cooking. Unfortunately I don't do it as much lately as I would like to. But last night my boys and I whipped up a batch of some pretty awesome cookies and I had to add the recipe to my blog. The cookies are a yummy combination of oatmeal, peanut butter, and chocolate chips.
1 c. butter flavored shortening
6 tsp. water
1 c. white sugar
2/3 c. brown sugar
1 c. peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla
2 c. flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. rolled oats, lightly ground in food processor
2 c. chocolate chips*
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a medium bowl, cream the shortening, water, white sugar, and brown sugar. Stir in the peanut butter, vanilla and eggs until well blended. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into the batter just until moistened. Mix in the oats and chocolate chips until evenly distributed. Drop by 1/4 cupfuls onto a Silpat lined (or lightly greased) cookie sheet. Bake for 15-17 minutes until the edges start to brown.
*Instead of using only chocolate chips, I chopped 2 large candy bars (Swedish chocolate from Ikea) into large chunks and also added 1 c. of semi-sweet chocolate chips.