Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Cookies

printed from melskitchencafe.com

*Makes 2-3 dozen cookies

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup (2 sticks) butter

1 cup peanut butter

1 cup packed light brown sugar

1 cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 large eggs

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup quick rolled oats

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

12-ounce bag semisweet or milk chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl with an electric handheld mixer or in the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter, peanut butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar. Add the vanilla and eggs and mix until the batter is light in color, 2-3 minutes. Stir in the flour, oatmeal, baking soda and salt. When it is mostly combined but there are still dry spots, add the chocolate chips and mix until well combined. Scoop out tablespoon-sized balls of dough onto a lined baking sheet (with parchment, silpat or coated with cooking spray), spacing the cookies 1-2 inches apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes until very lightly browned and still soft in the center. Remove the cookies to a cooling rack to cool completely.