Monday, May 2, 2011

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Graham Cookies.

You know how when you go to one of those fancy create-your-own frozen yogurt places and you're suddenly inspired to throw gummy worms, bits of cheesecake, Captain Crunch, rainbow sprinkles, & a pound of fat, juicy strawberries on top of some vanilla ice cream? 

The same thing happens when I make cookies sometimes.  
It doesn't always work out. Like, say, when I felt it was a good idea to make popcorn cookies.

It's not.
But sometimes, it does. Sometimes you cross your fingers & hold your breath & dance around nervously in front of the oven while they bake, and you end up with a cookie you love.

And will probably be baking at least three more times this week month. 
I started off making peanut butter-oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Because I love peanut butter. 

... and oatmeal. 

And chocolate chips. So really, it was the convenient thing to do.
But then I found these. 
And in a fit of inspiration, I did this.  
These might be my new favorite cookies. 
Big, soft, chewy peanut butter cookies full of oats, chocolate chips, and graham cracker crumbs, with a bakery-style crackle top... everything about these was perfect. The graham crackers added a sweet, subtle cinnamon-honey sort of taste, which went really well with the peanut butter, and gave the cookies just a little bit of a crunch. 
I may or may not have burnt my fingertips eating them right off the baking sheet...

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Graham Cookies. 

Printable Recipe

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup chocolate-covered or plain graham crackers, roughly crushed

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment or spray with non-stick cooking spray and set aside. 

Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

Cream together the butter, peanut butter, sugar, and vanilla extract on medium speed, about 3 minutes. Add the egg and beat to combine. On low speed, gradually add the flour until just combined. Stir in the oats, chocolate chips, and graham cracker pieces.

Use a cookie scoop to scoop out dough, roll into balls, and place on the prepared baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly golden. Cool completely on the baking sheet.

Makes about 27 cookies.

Source: Barely adapted from Brown-Eyed Baker.

15 comments:

  1. The graham bites look amazing, as well as the cookies. Did you find them at Target?

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  2. Ohh those graham cracker bits look to die for!! I need these now!!

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  3. Oh my these cookies look pretty amazing!

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  4. These look amazing. I love the "kitchen sink" approach to cookies.

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  5. Erin: Yes! I found these at Target at Christmastime. They're so addicting.

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  6. delish, I love the personality you gave them. YUM

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  7. I love how creative you got with these! It truly payed off and I can bet you I would have eaten a dozen of them!!!

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  8. Wow these cookies look delicious. If I could reach into the pictures and grab one I definetly would. Well maybe I'd grab more than one. Do you have a boyfriend you can bake these for? If not I'd volunteer for sure.

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  9. Kerry, these cookies look TOO delicious! Great flavors you used, too. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Yum! Kudos on your kitchen-sinking with the cookies! The graham crackers are new to me. I've gotta try them!

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  11. Will you adopt me? Im old,you can stick me in a corner,take me for rides once in a while with the window down. Ill be good! Just keep your baked goods comming...

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  12. These look amazing! I just found your blog, and I've already bookmarked about 10 of your recipes... I think we have similar tastes :)

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  13. Heya! I just baked these today, but instead of graham crackers, I used 1/3 cup peanut butter chips. I also did the mixing by hand instead of dirtying up my stand mixer. They turned out amazing!!!! So fluffy and beautiful, and the taste and texture is to die for. So easy and delicious!!!! Thanks for a winning recipe!

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  14. OMG...I just found your blog and I LOVE it. I think I am going to be trying out these cookies while I attempt to bake this year. I'm so not a baker but I'd love to try:)

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