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Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Coconut Cookies

I really love peanut butter and chocolate. I’m pretty sure by this point that peanut butter and chocolate in anything is good. I also love oatmeal and coconut cookies, especially Dad’s Cookies. But some days I just love a soft chewy melt in your mouth chocolate chip cookie.

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I don’t particularly like to make tough choices. I mean this could be life or death you guys. Which one is the right choice?! My four extremely hungry kids have to like them, otherwise they will practically starve if I keep trying to feed them meat and veggies along with all the other healthy yucky stuff. My husband also has to like them so we can save money by avoiding the snack isle in the grocery store. Tough choices. .

 

That was really how this delicious bite was born. I have to confess, I just couldn’t make the tough choice. I wanted the best of all worlds. Sometimes in life, that doesn’t work out so well. But when it comes to food, the options are endless!

 

The best textured cookies come as a result of whipping the butter, eggs and sugar really well. I have an awesome hand mixer that does a great job.

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What are some of your favorite flavors? Let us know in the the comment section!

So, are you ready for the best of all worlds?

 

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  • Prep Time: 15m
  • Cook Time: 25m
  • Total Time: 40m
  • Serves: 6 people
  • Yield: 24 cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • 1 c granulated sugar
  • 1 c lard/butter/shortening (room temperature)
  • 1 c peanut butter
  • 1 c whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 tbsp. baking soda
  • 2 c quick oats
  • 1/2 c coconut
  • 1 c chopped unsalted peanuts
  • 1 c chocolate chips (can be semi sweet, mini Reese cups, white chocolate, M&M's, or butterscotch chips)

Instructions

  1. Combine sugars, eggs, peanut butter and butter in a large bowl and mix on med-high until creamy and smooth.
  2. Add coconut and quick oats and continue mixing.
  3. Combine dry ingredients and slowly add to wet mixture.
  4. Add nuts and chocolate and mix in by hand.
  5. Set oven to 350F. Spoon batter by golf ball size onto greased baking sheet, two inches apart.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes, or slightly golden brown.

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