Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 3 dozen cookies
About 3 dozen cookies
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, slightly softened
1 1/2 cups creamy natural peanut butter, well-mixed
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 teaspoons baking soda
4 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup Smarties (or M&M's)
Preheat oven to 350F and line two large cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Cream butter, peanut butter, and sugars. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Beat in baking soda, then oatmeal and Smarties
Drop onto cookie sheets with an ice cream scoop and flatten slightly. Bake at 350F for 8-10 minutes or until done. Do not overbake!
Remove from oven when slightly golden. Let cool on the sheets for a few minutes until they have firmed up enough to remove to wire racks.