Peanut Butter, oatmeal, chocolate, these are just a few of my favourite things. Mix them all together and you get a, “Oh my God, this is so good” cookie. That’s what we have here, thanks again to Dorie Greenspan. I’ve been searching and searching looking for a peanut butter oatmeal cookie, when all along I just had to crack open Dorie’s book, Baking: From my Home to Yours. And truly, this cookies taste like home. (Just a side note, don’t you just find it hilarious how we all refer to Dorie Greenspan as just “Dorie”, like she’s our pal..it just rolls off the tongue)
I was inspired to make this cookies after a conversation at work with the ladies…and the occasional male who happened to drop into the lunch room. We were arranging our Christmas dinner potluck when someone suggested that we do a cookie exchange too. Needless to say I was all for that. After dinner that night I started pouring through my collection of baking books and came across this recipe and thought to myself, “why not make these now?”
The recipe calls for nutmeg and cinnamon which I omitted. My husband isn’t a big fan of either unless they’re in an apple pie or coffee cake. He practically spit out the cinnamon chocolate cake I made a few weeks back…as you can tell it didn’t make the blog. This cookie is packed full of flavours, and next time I’m considering adding some shredded coconut to the recipe. Coconut + anything = goodness (in my books).