Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie & Gelato Sliders

They look like hamburgers, don’t they?

Or maybe it’s just me and my current obsession with sliders. I don’t know why I’ve been finding mini-sandwiches so appealing, but if they’re on the menu I order them. I’ve justified it as a means of portion control – I eat two and share the third. But in reality? I just think they’re cute…and who can resist cute food?

This started out as a cookie post, featuring the Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie recipe I found on the back of a baking powder canister. But as I was nibbling away – rest assured I do plenty of taste testing before posting recipes on this blog – I couldn’t help wanting some ice cream to go with them. I was all set to pick up a pint of Haagen-Dazs when my strategic-minded husband suggested I make some from scratch. Next thing I knew I had a batch of David Lebovitz’ ultra-rich, super-smooth, intensely-chocolate gelato (from his Ready for Dessert cookbook) churning away in my ice cream maker. It’s good to listen to your spouse sometimes.

As you can see by the glistening gelato in the photos, this is a dessert you’ll want to consume promptly. I’m sure it won’t be a problem. I should note that these cookies are actually more like oatmeal cookies with peanut butter, rather than the other way around. So not only do you get that nice nutty oatmeal flavor but the texture is also a bit cakier than your typical peanut butter cookie. They’re great on their own, but with a scoop of chocolate gelato they make perfect little dessert sliders.

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  1. I love these!! I just got a gelato maker and will be making gelato often this summer. This is a great way to use it.


    Posted 6.26.10 Reply
  2. What a cute idea! That oatmeal peanut butter cookie sounds wonderful! Great pics and great blog!

    Posted 6.27.10 Reply
  3. Tracy wrote:

    I’m excited to come across this recipe. I love what oats do for cookies. I’m also hugely addicted to peanut butter. Perfect recipe. Btw, after years of trying to find the perfect chocolate cake recipe I realized it was staring me right in the face on the side of the Hershey’s Cocoa can 🙂

    Posted 11.3.10 Reply