I have been going through tons and tons of recipes weeding out those that really needed thrown out and those that I still want to make one day. I’ve scanned in the ones I want to keep and tossed a ton too. Along the way I found 11 various recipes for oatmeal cookies. I love my oatmeal raisin cookies, but there was something about each of the other 11 recipes I’d saved that made them special. So instead of trying all 11 recipes I made my own with all the ingredients that drew me to the recipes to begin with. And you know what? According to hubby these are the best cookies ever. I have to agree – the were crunchy and chewy at the same time and every bite was mmmm mmmm good! Hubs was eating the dough straight and even saved some to make a special peanut butter sandwich tomorrow.
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 JUMBO eggs
1 cup peanut butter
1 1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups old fashioned oatmeal
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips, chopped fine
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped fine
1 cup golden raisins
1 teaspoon maple extract

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda. Set aside.
  • Cream together the butter and sugar.
  • Add the maple extract.
  • Add eggs one at a time, blending well.
  • Add peanut butter. blending well again.
  • Add flour mixture gradually until smooth and well blended.
  • Add oatmeal 1/2 cup at a time until well blended.
  • Add the walnuts, mixing well.
  • Add the chocolate chips, mixing well.
  • Fold in raisins.
  • Drop by spoon fulls onto parchment lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake 8-10 minutes.
  • Let set 2 minutes.
  • Cool on wire racks.
  • Store in tupperware.

hubby approved 2

Tasty Tuesday is hosted by Jen over at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam.
Tempt my Tummy Tuesday hosted by Lisa at Blessed with Grace.
Cooking Thursday is hosted by Sandra over at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom.
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  • 🙂 I can’t get over how many extras these cookies have! I would never have thought of maple syrup. They look very tempting. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    • 1tamythreesidesofcrazy1

      They are awesome, but be sure to use maple extract not syrup for the best results.

      • Of course! Thanks for pointing that out. 🙂

        • 1tamythreesidesofcrazy1