Chocolate Chip Cookies--Peanut Butter Oatmeal

Here's a great combination in a cookie--chocolate, oats, AND peanut butter!

Chocolate Chip Cookies – Peanut Butter Oatmeal (Heritage Recipe)
½ cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
½ cup margarine
½ cup peanut butter
½ tsp. vanilla
1 egg
1 tsp. baking soda (reduce to ½ tsp. for high altitude)
¼ tsp. salt
1 cup flour
½ cup instant oats
1 cup chocolate chips

Cream margarine, sugars, peanut butter, vanilla, and egg until creamy. Add the dry ingredients and mix well. Stir in the chocolate chips. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes (13-15 minutes). Cool for a minute on the cookie sheet before removing the cookies. Grandma Beverly Wessman’s favorite chocolate chip recipe.

Tiffany's Notes: The note that this was my grandmother's favorite cookie has always intrigued me.  Who knows the story behind that note?  And did her favorites change over the years? 

I can't make a cookie recipe this small so I tripled it (one this size would be gone in a day in my family).  It worked well.  I made and chilled the dough and then pulled it out to bake when I had time.  The cookies didn't spread the first batch through the oven.  So, I simply flattened the subsequent batches a little and they baked nicely. 

I tried a new kind of chocolate chips.  When I saw these I decided they needed to be tried--anything that adds large amounts of chocolate to a cookie sounds good to me!
For my triple batch I used a package of the Hershey's Baking Melts and an additional 1 cup of regular sized chocolate chips.   They are good!  But, they are a bit harder to work with (scoop and shape cookies) than the regular chocolate chips. 

Melinda's Notes: (added 11/11/12) Her favorites may have changed over the years! Grandma gave me this recipe one time we visited her after I was married — so sometime after 1994. I had asked her for another recipe, and when she was looking for it, she pulled out a recipe card, and said "This is my favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe!" Of course, I had to copy it down and add it to the cookbook. It's so funny that I remember exactly that moment, standing at the end of the kitchen island, but can't remember when we were visiting.

Who got Grandma's recipe boxes?

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  1. I've never seen those in a store, but that's the shape of chocolate called for in the NYT chocolate chip cookie recipe, isn't it? I might have to make these (but with regular chips) since I have a bit of a jar of peanut butter left that no one seems to want to use.

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  2. Her favorites may have changed over the years! Grandma gave me this recipe one time we visited her after I was married — so sometime after 1994. I had asked her for another recipe, and when she was looking for it, she pulled out a recipe card, and said "This is my favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe!" Of course, I had to copy it down and add it to the cookbook. It's so funny that I remember exactly that moment, standing at the end of the kitchen island, but can't remember when we were visiting.

    Who got Grandma's recipe boxes?

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