We had a friend coming to visit today, and she was bringing me some homemade cherry jam. So I decided to have something for her to take in exchange, and made these Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookie Thingys. I should come up with a better name to start.
First I started off just making these:
Then I decided to make them smaller:
So that I could make these:
And these were FABULOUS--- of course so were just the cookies too. Here's the recipe.
The base is an Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookie:
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup margarine
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
1 cup peanutbutter- chunky.
Blend those all together,
then add 2 eggs and mix well.
Then add 1.5 cups flour, 2 tsps baking soda and 1/2 tsp salt. Mix well.
Then add a little under 2 cups of quick-oats. Mix well.
At this point you could stop and have yourself a fabulous cookie after baking at 350 for about 12-15 minutes. Or you could mix in Choc Chips for Oatmeal PB Choc Chip cookies. Those are yummy too.
Or you could make them smaller (in which case I used my small pampered chef scoop), and sandwich them together with your favorite chocolate frosting. You can cheat and use a canned frosting which is perfectly fine. I like the chocolate frosting recipe found on the back of the Hershey's Cocoa Powder can. If you do 1/2 that recipe you'll have just the right amt of frosting to make this batch into sandwiches.
Enjoy! Let me know if you make them!