When I think of these cookies I think of my dad and father in law who are both big fans of anything peanut butter. I perfected this recipe one year for Father's Day and it is the best peanut butter packed cookie I have ever had. I named this cookie in their honor.
1 cup shortening
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup splenda
2 egg whites
1/3 cup nonfat greek yogurt or 2 more egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 cups vanilla/peanut butter baking chips
1 1/2 cups peanuts
1 cup flaked coconut
1 cup oats
Cream the shortening, peanut butter, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat in egg whites and vanila.
Gradually add flour, baking soda, and baking powder.
Stir in baking chips, peanuts, coconut, and oats.
Spoon onto baking sheets. Flatten with a fork, forming a crisscross pattern.
Bake at 375º for 7-8 minutes.
Recipe inspired by Taste of Home's Back-To-School Cookies.