Chocolate & Peanut Butter…you can never have too much…

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Ok ok, I know, I have an obsession with chocolate and peanut butter. But how could you not?!  To me, there is no flavor combination that can beat it

So, when I felt like baking something tasty, naturally I thought of making my favorite cookies:

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies, this time made with mini peanut butter cups from Trader Joe’s, semisweet chocolate chips, and milk chocolate chips. They are made with all oatmeal (no flour) and lots of creamy peanut butter!

For some reason, the dough did not come out the same as it has in the past.  I’m thinking the reason is because I used Old Fashioned Oats, rather than quick oats. The dough ended up a little crumbly, so I made a few batches of cookies, and then put the remaining batter into a large jellyroll pan to make bar cookies!

The result? Peanut buttery-chocolatey- oaty deliciousness!

Try them out yourself! If you like chocolate & peanut butter, this is a treat you will LOVE!!

Chewy Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Ingredients:

1 stick butter

1 3/4 cup peanut butter (I always like creamy, but you could use crunchy too!)

1 1/4 brown sugar

1 cup granulated sugar

1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp baking soda

3 eggs

1/2 tsp vanilla

4 1/2 cups oatmeal (quick or old fashioned)

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1 cup milk chocolate chips

1 10oz container Trader Joe’s mini peanut butter cups

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Beat the peanut butter, butter, and sugars in a large bowl until creamy.  Add in the eggs, vanilla, salt, and baking soda.  Beat until well combined.  Add in the oatmeal and chocolate. You will probably need to switch to a wooden spoon, as the batter will be thick.

Scoop by tablespoonfuls onto parchment-lined baking sheets.  Bake in oven 8-10 minutes.  Remove from the oven, cool for a few minutes on the pan, and then remove to a cooling rack.  Enjoy warm (& gooey) or cool completely!  These store well in the freezer if you want to freeze some too!

Peanut buttery, chocolatey goodness, coming your way!

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