Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

The original post from Brown Eyed Baker calls this cookie “the ultimate trifecta of cookie goodness.” And indeed it is. This recipe elevates the classic (but more banal) chocolate chip cookie without the pretention of sea salt or the childishness of M&Ms… not that there is anything wrong with adding either of those things. The combination of nuttiness, oatiness, and chocolatiness yields a cookie that is sweet with a salty bite, rich and chewy, and on the outside, nicely crisp and caramelized.

It helps that the recipe is comprised of pedestrian, back-to-school type ingredients. Though I’m not due to start the fall quarter for another 3 weeks or so, I have to say it’s quite satisfying eating a schoolyard favorite without the schoolyard.

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