Peanut Butter Packed Daddy-O Cookies

I am working on putting together a cookbook of my favorite recipes much like Sarah of Clover Lane did.  It's going to be called Domestic Fashionista Cooks...or something like that.  So as I work on my book, slowly compiling recipes and taking cookbook worthy photos, I will be sharing them here on the blog as well.

I definitely stage photos for this blog, but never have I put so much pressure on myself as I am for this book to make the pictures as best as possible.  It really has been fun!  Like this cup of milk...I just poured it back into the milk carton when I was done!  Food staging is a fascinating thing and a fun new photography challenge!

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 375ยบ for 7-8 minutes.

Recipe inspired by Taste of Home's Back-To-School Cookies.


  1. Yum...pinning this for future use. I love a good peanut butter cookies!

  2. Cant wait to try this recipe! - Ashley

  3. These look delicious and great food styling Ashley! I like the plate a lot. I'm curious, how do you come up with your own recipes? I'm kind of a beginning baker and I'm good at following recipes (and even modifying them slightly) but I'm so confused on how to create my own.

  4. Mmm! I love a good peanut butter cookie! I haven't had one in a long time.

  5. If I were a peanut butter person, I would so be running to the kitchen to make these right now!

  6. MMmm, I'm not a huge fan of peanut butter but my husband could live on peanut butter alone. He would love these!!
    I know what you mean about the staging for photos. I'm learning more every time I shoot my jewelry. It is a fun side hobby for me. I've heard food photos are one of the hardest. So far, you're doing great! ;-)

  7. These look beautiful! On my way to the kitchen right now!

  8. These look wonderful! I'm on my way to the kitchen NOW!


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