These are the best cookies! Peanut Butter. Oatmeal. Two popular, old-fashioned classics meet in one recipe. Toss in a few walnuts, some chewy dried cranberries and/or chocolate chips. You won’t be able to resist. I can’t. Not when their fresh out of the oven still
piping hot warm. And not later on when they are cooled off and hidden away. Seek and destroy.
One of my taste testers was crazy for them. Said they were the best I ever made. And then went on to prove it by devouring half the batch in record time. The vanishing cookies.
The recipe comes from Better Homes & Gardens and originally calls for cocktail peanuts. If I had them on hand I would of used them along with chocolate chips. The salty sweet combo would be delicious here. Instead I used cranberries and walnuts. Feel free to personalize them with your favorite additions like raisins, m & m’s, a different type of nut or even butterscotch or peanut butter chips.
I really loved the flavor of these. The peanut butter stands out in every bite. The oats and walnuts give them a hearty texture. Thick, soft, chewy, and totally addicting.
(Makes 4 dozen)