Cookies for Rookies Recipe -
Cookies for Rookies Recipe
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Cookies for Rookies

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"These cookies are delicious and easy enough for beginners to make. They are rich with oats, peanut butter and chocolate chips."

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Original recipe makes 30 cookies Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. Stir together the flour, oats, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar until smooth. Stir in the peanut butter and buttermilk. Gradually mix in the dry ingredients, then fold in chocolate chips. Roll dough into walnut-sized balls and place them 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets. Use a fork dipped in flour to flatten the balls slightly.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until lightly brown at the edges. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 10, 2007

I had a craving for homemade, big soft cookies but had no eggs at hand - this recipe fit the bill! They came out nice and soft, but with a slightly crisp bottom. Really liked them and was super easy to make. And just because I felt like having some spicy flavor, I also added some ground ginger(just a personal preference).

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 05, 2008

quick, easy cookie. i chose this one because it used different ingredients than the usual chocolate chip or oatmeal cookies i bake, and i was glad to mix it up. The cookies are pretty light and taste good. On the first pan I forgot to flatten them, and they stayed in ball shape.

Sep 27, 2006

I can't beleive how quick and easy these were! I did have to bake for about 12-13 min, but I think that is because I made the cookies a little on the large side, as I ended up with 22 instead of the 30 the recipe said. I did end up using about 3/4 c. choc. chips since my boyfriend is a choc-o-holic. These are super tasty. A nice moist chewey cookie!! I will definately make again!

May 31, 2008

I love these. I am always able to make my own little changes (whole wheat flour, milk or water in place of the buttermilk, etc.) to fit what I have on hand. This is a great recipe!

Oct 31, 2005

My new favorite cookie recipe! I used natural peanut butter and substituted soymilk with 1/4 tbsp lemon juice for the buttermilk to make them vegan. They turned out soft and very good.

Oct 14, 2011

Very good cookies when I had no eggs and only partial stick of butter in the house. We just tasted them still warm and they are very good. They won't replace my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, but I would make these again for sure :) I'm also thinking this cookie recipe would be a great base for cookie dough truffles since there are no eggs. Paula Deen has a recipe for them, but hers are SO sweet. This dough might be great rolled into balls and coated in chocolate.

Aug 10, 2010

These are really easy and really good cookies. the oats gave them a nice texture that you don't normally get in a cookie. I added a little bit of wheat germ to mine for more texture and health benefits, and it made the cookies very good.

Jul 09, 2010

This is an excellent recipe for baking with kids. I have a daycare and it was easy and simple but enough steps everyone got a turn... thanks for the recipe :)


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  • Calories
  • 103 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.3 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 5 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 2.1 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 98 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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