I can’t believe they came out so good, I was actually going to try to make a Paula Deen cookie recipe (Loaded Oatmeal) and messed it all up. I am really not much of a baker, but I understand the basic concepts. I started to whip up a batch and realized that I didn’t have shortening, so I grabbed the peanut butter thinking it had about the same properties as shortening. I intended to use cranberries instead of raisins for a less sweet taste and then accidentally put in too much allspice. The end result made me think of Thanksgiving and now they are a holiday favorite.