You know what’s VVG? My grandma’s Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies. I haven’t made one of Grandma’s recipes in quite a while so I decided it was time to break out my little recipe box and dig out a gem. And dig one out I did! I forgot about how wonderful these are!
I like to think that in addition to being a tried and true Grandma VVG* recipe, these cookies also turned out well because I made the peanut butter myself. That’s right – I made peanut butter! No, I did not shuck the peanuts and roast them myself, nor did I manually grind them into a fine butter, but I did go through the painstaking process of pouring a bag of roasted nuts in my food processor and turning it on to watch the magic of electricity and sharp blades work it’s magic. That counts for something, right?
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
1 c. shortening or butter
1 c. white sugar
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. peanut butter
2 c. flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
1 c. oatmeal
Mix ingredients together. Drop dough on an ungreased cookies sheet. Bake at 375º for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
A note from Grandma:
I bake all drop cookies at 375º. Depends on your oven. Since Grandpa replaced a spring in my oven door, it doesn’t close tight – so it’s baking by guess and by gosh!
I wish I had a picture of Grandma baking by “guess and by gosh” to share with you. She was pretty cute perched on her stool watching the progress in her oven!!