Sunday, July 5, 2009

Knock Offs: Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

These are just like Nutter Butters or those Girl Scout Cookies, I'm not kidding! They are SO good. I saw these featured at Tastespotting from Alice's Savory Sweet Life, and was so lucky I had all the ingredients on hand to make the next morning! Alice has step by step photos too, check them out!

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup quick cooking oats (I ground mine in the food processor)

3 tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
2 1/2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
In a large bowl, cream together 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup peanut butter, white sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla. Add egg and beat well.

In another bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add these dry ingredients to the creamed mixture. Stir. Add oatmeal and stir.

Using a cookie scoop, make uniform cookie dough balls and then cut them in half down the center. Roll each half into a ball and place them onto a lined baking sheet pressing each mound down with the palm of your hand (I used the tines of a fork) to 1/4 inch thick cookies.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 10 minutes, or until cookies are a light brown.

To Make Filling:
Cream 3 tablespoons butter with the confectioners’ sugar, 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter, and the cream. Fill the filling into a pastry bag or large Ziploc bag (cutting the corner to make a make-shift pastry bag) and squeeze filling (a good tsp-1/2 tbl worth) onto half of the cooled cookies, then top with the other half to form sandwiches.

Using my small scooper, I cut each ball of dough in half and got 84 little cookies. When sandwiched together I got 42 cookies. Mine were 2" little cookies when completed.


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13 Lovely Comments:

Katrina said...

Yum! Love Nutter Butters. I've made a similar cookie, but these look thick and great!

Tara said...

Those sound and look yummie! Congrats on being featured on the Blogrollers!

LoveFeast Table said...

These look delish and like they are way better than nutter butters!

Ingrid said...

I like your photo collages! The cookies looka and sounds amazing.

Debbie said...

I thought it would be so simple - follow a few foodie blogs and find some great recipes to maybe try. Instead, I'm finding recipes I can't NOT try - that totally appeal to my foodie addiction - especially peanut butter. sigh. I hate exercising. But I must do what I must do!

UPrinting said...

Oh wow, those cookies look yummy! I love oatmeal cookies. I think they're healthier compared to other kinds of cookies. Thanks for sharing this recipe. :)

Anonymous said...

Tried the recipe exactly and the batter was not right. Boooo now I'll have to find another recipe.

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