Thankfully, these delectable cookies were still possible to make, with a little extra time and elbow grease (did I mention I miss my Kitchen Aid?).
And delectable they were.
There's nothing like the aroma of chocolate chips in the oven to make a house feel homey.
Natural Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
Adapted from Carrie R.
1 ½ cups natural peanut butter* (I like Adams brand (crunchy), which I can only find in the Western U.S., unfortunately)
1 cup granulated sugar
½ cup brown sugar
1 stick butter, softened
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
4 cups old-fashioned oats**
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350. Mix the first seven ingredients together (peanut butter through salt). Add eggs, beat well, and then mix in oats & chocolate chips. Spoon onto lightly greased cookie sheets & bake for 8-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Makes about 4 dozen.
*The original recipe calls for regular peanut butter. If you use that (such as Skippy or Jiffy), omit the salt.
**Original recipe calls for quick oats, but I prefer the texture (and wholesome-ness) of old-fashioned oats. Use whatever you have!