Are you looking for a cookie that is just as much an energy boosting snack, as a treat? If so, these peanut butter oatmeal raisin cookies will be perfect!
Recently I had a craving for oatmeal raisin cookies, but felt like I should be making more of a protein snack than just a sweet cookie. I looked online for a recipe first. While the cookies were delish, they were far too sweet.
Back to the drawing board.
It took a couple tries and a failure that involved 3x the amount of baking soda that it should’ve had. However, in the end I came up with a recipe that has the amazing flavor of oatmeal raisin, with peanut butter for added protein and just the right amount of sugar.
Peanut-Butter Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
This is a nice large recipe, making about 9 dozen cookies.
They are the perfect mid-afternoon snacking cookie, and while the intention is for them to last us a month, somehow that doesn’t happen very often.
- 2½ cup granulated sugar
- ½lb (2 sticks) soft butter
- 1½ lb creamy peanut butter
- 6 large eggs
- 1½ teas. vanilla
- 4 teas. baking soda
- 2 teas. cinnamon
- 9 cup quick oats
- 1 cup raisins
- Cream sugar, peanut butter and butter together.
- Whisk in the eggs and vanilla.
- Add quick oats, cinnamon, and soda, stirring until well mixed.
- Stir in the raisins.
- Drop by the tablespoon full onto a cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes at 350.