Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
3/4 cup butter, softened ( I used 1/2 cup butter and 1/4 cup buttered grapeseed oil)
1/2 cup peanut butter (I use JIF natural peanut butter)
1 cup granulated sugar (I use evaporated cane juice crystals)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla (I always use pure vanilla and prefer Mexican vanilla. You don't have to use as much if you use Mexican vanilla.)
1&1/4 cups all-purpose flour (I always use unbleached when using white flour)
2 cups rolled (Old-Fashioned) oatmeal
1 cup chopped cocktail peanuts or chocolate chips (I use dark chocolate chips)
Method: In large mixing bowl beat butter and peanut butter (and grapeseed oil if using) on high speed with electric mixer until combined. Add sugar, brown sugar, baking powder and baking soda. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl. Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined. Beat in flour and stir in oatmeal and chocolate chips or peanuts.
Drop dough by rounded teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for about 10 minutes or until edges are set.