Sunday, January 19, 2014

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Adapted a recipe from this blog, based on the appearance of the texture of the cookies in the photo. They turned out very delicious and very attractive, but were very crunchy, which I love but which was unexpected based on their appearance. They baked into very even cookies with a creased and crackled top that looked like a soft molasses cookie. 

½ cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
½ cup butter
1/4 cup peanut butter
½ tsp. vanilla
1 egg
1 tsp. baking soda

¼ tsp. salt
1 cup flour

1 cup oats
about 10 oz peanut butter cups (used Trader Joe's milk chocolate) - chopped. Maybe be easier to chop cups if they are frozen first.
 cup instant oats

Cream butter, sugars, peanut butter, vanilla, and egg until blended. Add the dry ingredients and mix well. Stir in the chopped peanut butter cups. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes. Cool for a minute on the cookie sheet before removing the cookies.