Two of my favorite cookies are peanut butter and oatmeal.
Now, I can eat them separate or together and that’s where the idea for these Peanut Butter Oatmeal Pecan Cookies came from.
I have to tell you a little story about why you don’t see many desserts being made on my blog.
First, I don’t eat a lot of sweets, I am more of a savory food type of gal.
Second, remember the Caramel Pound Cake I made the other day?
Well, let’s just say I almost ate the whole cake. I say almost because I am not sure if anyone else had a slice, lol.
I thought I wasn’t into sweets until this cake. I told Big Goo I don’t recall this cake tasting this good the last time I made it.
I still excited about the Caramel Pound Cake I almost forgot we’re making cookies!
You can’t go wrong when you have oatmeal, creamy peanut butter, pecans, and did I mention chocolate chips!
This is a really simple but tasty recipe. I beat butter and sugar, I used brown and white sugar because I love to use brown sugar when I am baking.
Then I added my peanut butter and eggs. Don’t forget to add real vanilla flavoring to your cookie dough, it makes a world of difference.
After that I dumped in flour in 3 batches, beating lightly between each addition.
Lastly, add in the oats, pecans and chocolate chips.
Note, if you reserve about 1 tablespoon of flour mixture, use that to toss your chocolate chips in and it will keep them babies on top of the cookies instead of sinking down to the bottom.
After 12-13 minutes at 350 degrees we have chewy, oat-mealy, pea-nutty cookies!