Tuesday, September 2, 2008

TWD- Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Chocolate Chipsters

What a fun Tuesdays with Dorie- I love cookies! They are the first things I ever really baked and probably still my favorite (aside from a good french tart!) My husband loves oatmeal cookies and eats peanut butter out of the jar so he was pumped about this recipe until he realized there was chocolate chips included. Since he can't have chocolate, I subbed in Reese's Peanut Butter chips for half of the dough. In the other half, I included mini chocolate chips and mini Reese's Peanut Butter cups. Wow! They were yummy... and even the non-chocolaty version was tasty. I did omit the spices since I was primarily making these for my mom and she doesn't like them in cookies.

All in all, these had great reviews from all of my tasters and were a fun, simple cookie to make. Another winner by Dorie. What can I say, I love this cook book! Thanks for the great choice Stefany (you can see the recipe on her blog)!

38 comments:

HoneyB said...

This is a great cookie to play with for the "additions"! I love the peanut butter cup idea.

Jess said...

All your versions look delicious - I thought the spices were too much when the cookies were still warm, but they seemed to almost disappear once they were cool.

ostwestwind said...

Oh, your cookies look very tasty!

Steph said...

I'm just like your husband when it comes to eating pb from a jar so I was so really excited about this recipe. I absolutely love your reese's pb cup addition, but I never buy them or else I probably would've eaten the whole batch.

You should definitely try the spices next time. I added half the amount of cinnamon and it was perfect.

Lori said...

peanut butter chips - that's a good idea, since the cookies don't have much of a peanut butter flavor otherwise. i'll have to write that in my cookbook as an option!

Teanna said...

Glad they were such a hit! And I love the addition of the peanut butter chips! I wish I did that!

chocolatechic said...

Which ones did you like the best?

Nickki said...

mmmmm, your cookies look so good! I will have to try peanut butter cups next time I make these, and there will definitely be a next time!

Cathy said...

Oh, I think you totally made the right call leaving out the spices. The spices/peanut butter combo was the downfall of the cookie to me. I absolutely love your Reeses Cup idea. Next time, I'm making them your way. Great job! And great pix, as always!

Di said...

Ooh, mini peanut butter cups sound fantastic! Great idea.

Maria said...

Yum, Yum, and YUM!!! I will have to try them with Reeses!!

CB said...

Reese chips?? GENIUS! I could barely taste the PB in the cookie and the reese chips sounds like just the PB boost this cookie needed. Great job!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Aggie said...

I love your variations! They look delicious, I wish I could pick one up off your plate and eat it now!

Katrina said...

Yum! They look great. I'm not a big fan of having cinnamon in my chocolate either.

n.o.e said...

I've also got a husband who can't do chocolate and I do try to accommodate him when I can. I did two variations also - my non-chocolate had dried fruit and I liked it a lot. Beautiful cookies!
Nancy

bakingwiththeboys said...

I bet those mini Reeses cups were great! Fabulous idea!

Rebecca of "Ezra Pound Cake" said...

Ooh, Reese's chips were a great idea! The PB flavor was kind of subtle in mine. The chips would really kick it up.

The DeL Sisters said...

I love all the variation! We used peanut butter cups in some of ours as well!

Erin said...

These look yummy! I bet the peanut butter chips were delicious!

kim said...

yum, they look delicious, and your add-ins sound great!

Susie Homemaker said...

Look at you keepin the fam happy! What a nice daughter!

Prudy said...

What great variations on a wonderful theme.

Rachel said...

This cookie is a perfect 'everything' cookie. Everything goes with it! KUDOS

Heather B said...

Love all the different versions! Great job! They look delicious!

rainbowbrown said...

What fabulous looking cookies. Well done!

Matt's Kitchen said...

I agree with cb's comment that the peanut butter was understated. The addition of the Reese's is definitely something I would try!

Mike Spoodles said...

Mini peanut butter cups! YES! Nom nom nom! I love those things by the handful, it's almost a shame to put them in such already-tasty cookies!

Barbara said...

Glad you liked them!

Mary Ann said...

Your variations sound delicious! They look so yummy.

Candy said...

Yum! I like your version of these cookies.

Jayne said...

Ooh, the mini Reece's Peanut Butter Cups sounds like a great idea!

Pamela said...

Nice job! I think the addition of the PB cups was a great idea. If I made these again, I might leave the spices out as well.

Jenny said...

Look so pretty and perfect Anne! Nice job! I am assuming they didn't last very long at all!

Dawn said...

I should never look a food blogs when I'm hungry. Now I want to make some PB cookies.

Jacque said...

Oooh, great variations! They all look fantastic.

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

You can't go wrong with the peanut butter and chocolate combo! These cookies were good and more-ish!

Cathy said...

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1freshstart said...

Yummies! I live in a house where peanut butter is head above all else too... so I often make a pb batter and then add pb chips to the cookies. Hmm... maybe I should make some this weekend.
~The Cat's Pajamas