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Ginger-Touched Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Ginger-Touched Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

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"I based this recipe on Michele's Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies II, and had a WOW! moment when I added the ginger."

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the shortening, butter, brown sugar and white sugar. Beat in the eggs, peanut butter and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and ground ginger, stir into the creamed mixture. Finally, stir in the rolled oats and candied ginger. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto an unprepared cookie sheet.
  3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown. Remove from the baking sheet to cool on wire racks. Store in an airtight container when cool.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 01, 2004

No doubt the *** BEST *** cookies I have ever made !!! I added the spice ginger, but omitted the crystallized ginger. Then I added chopped walnuts. WOW - these are fantastic!!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 09, 2009

My ginger loving mom liked these cookies a lot but she eats candied ginger alone! The texture was fabulous with a grainy exterior and soft interior. I thought the ginger was too much and I didn't even add a whole cup because it sounded like ALOT. The ginger overwhelmed the peanut butter. I will definitely try again without ginger though because I liked the texture.

Jul 19, 2008

Great cookies but too much sugar/salt in this recipe. If you are going to take out the candied ginger, then you need to cut the salt for sure. I cut half the shortening, half the sugar, and half the salt. Then I grated in a tbsp or 2 of fresh ginger instead of a cup of candied. Really good cookies!

Mar 24, 2003

i love the ginger in this!!!!! i did want to have a bit more peanutbutter taste, so i used 2 cups of peanutbutter and added some extra oatmeal to make up for it, and it was fabulous!!!!!!!

Mar 16, 2009

I read all the reviews and took those into consideration before starting. I cut the candied ginger to 1/2 cup and the salt to half, but left the rest the same. I used a jelly roll pan to spread out the dough and made bars with it. They were fabulous. Very light, but chewy and great flavor. My kids won't touch, so more for me!!!

Dec 11, 2002

This is a great recipe. I left out the crystalized ginger (cause i forgot to buy it:) oops) But the cookies still came out delicious.. Its also an easy one.. My 10yr made them.. Great Recipe

Aug 29, 2002

This recipe came out really good. I added at least 1 1/2 c of oatmeal, and I would also recommend cutting a bit of the salt. Great, unique recipe.

Nov 16, 2010

Nice combination of flavors with a little zing of ginger in the end.


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  • Calories
  • 509 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 57.9 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 56 mg
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 28.5 g
  • 44%
  • Fiber
  • 2.4 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 9.1 g
  • 18%
  • Sodium
  • 579 mg
  • 23%

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

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