Friday, April 12, 2019


Since I didn't have anything writerly to talk about over at Outside the Box today, I thought I'd share a recipe here. 

PBORC (Peanut Butter Oatmeal Raisin Cookies)

1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar (packed)
¾ cup white sugar
1 cup peanut butter
2 eggs
1 ½ cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 cup quick oats
1 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 350F.  In a large bowl, cream together butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth.  Beat in the eggs one at a time until well-mixed.  In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, and oats.  Mix by hand into wet mixture until just combined.  Fold in raisins.  Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.  Bake for 10-13 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.  Let cool on sheets for about 5 minutes before transferring to paper towels (or rack or whatever you use) to cool completely.  Store in a gallon baggie or other airtight container.  Makes about 40 cookies.

The original recipe called for salt, but the cookies turned out way too salty for me, so I dropped it.  There's plenty of salt in the butter and peanut butter, plus the salty flavor of the baking soda.  If you want salt, though, go for it.  Just don't put in the entire teaspoon they had in their recipe.  It also didn't call for raisins, and I did make a few plain cookies before I added raisins into the rest of the batter.  They're good, so if you're anti-raisin, leave them out.  (Better with raisins, imo.)



  1. Mmmm, would be good with chocolate chips! Always looking for good cookie recipes - thanks ;)

    1. Oh, definitely. Anything PB with chocolate. Yummers.

  2. Do these come out soft? I'm still tweaking the no-sugar oatmeal cookie recipe for LG but he likes soft cookies and so far, mine are mostly hockey pucks after a day. :/ I may have to fiddle with this one. :)

    1. Yep, they're soft. And they stay soft in a baggie. If your cookies are turning into hockey pucks, try putting a slice of bread into the container with them. The bread gets hard, but the cookies stay soft.

    2. Amend that. They're not hard, but more chewy than 'soft'.