Nana’s Famous Peanut Butter Chews

on November 20, 2010

This recipe was submitted by Chef Michael Stamm, the Executive Chef Instructor for the Kitchen of Champions, a culinary training program offered by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County and a 3-time Olympic medal winner (Swimming, 1974).

Nana’s Famous Peanut Butter Chews with Icing


  • 2/3 cup shortening (butter or margarine)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp milk



  1. Combine shortening, sugar, peanut butter, eggs and vanilla. Blend at low speed.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, salt. Add to first mixture.
  3. Add oatmeal – mix well.
  4. Spread onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. DO NOT OVERCOOK.


  1. Mix powdered sugar and milk together.
  2. Spread on warm chews.
  3. Cut chews when warm, remove from pan when cool.

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