Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cookies With Oats

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

This recipe is a little different from others on the site! The chocolate is on top! Cook and prep time does not include the 20 minutes in the refrigerator to set the chocolate.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream the peanut butter and butter; gradually add the sugar, beating at medium speed of an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add water, egg, and vanilla; beat well.
  2. Combine oats, flour, and baking soda; add to the peanut butter mixture, mixing well.
  3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; place on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper. Flatten with a fork dipped in sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes or until the edges are golden. Let cookies cool completely on wire racks.
  4. Combine the chocolate chips and shortening in the top of a double boiler. Bring water to a boil; reduce heat to low, and cook until the chocolate and shortening melt, stirring occasionally. Spread about 1/2 tsp chocolate mixture on top of each cooled cookie. Sprinkle each cookie with chopped peanuts.
  5. Chill cookies 20 minutes for the chocolate to set.
  6. Store cookies in an airtight container.


Most Helpful

Followed your recipe right on down, but guess my balls were a bit bigger than the recipe called for, because I managed almost 5 dozen, which was not a problem at all! A large portion of these great little tasties went off with my other half to share at one of his weekly meetings, but I managed to keep 18 of 'em right here at home for this chocoholic to enjoy! Liked the frosting & another time wouldn't mind doubling the amount for a bigger chocolate hit from each bite! Still, very, very satisfying! Thanks for sharing this great recipe! [Made & reviewed in Everyday Is a Holiday recipe tag]

Sydney Mike August 11, 2011

Excellent cookie recipe! I enjoyed the chocolate spread on top of the cookie with the sprinkling of the peanuts. It is so nice looking that I plan on having this on my Christmas cookie tray this winter for the neighborhood party. The cookies held together well after baking which I loved! I halved the recipe without a problem at all and received 34 cookies (give or take a few which my son and hubby might have snitched!). I think everything was just perfect with this cookie - not overwhelmed with one flavor over the other so it was a perfect blend. Thanks for sharing in the Went to the Market tag game.

HokiesMom October 03, 2011

A twist on the peanut butter kiss cookies. It has a mild pb taste, which is a plus for me and I can rationalize the calories away by saying I am getting fiber with the oats. haha. It was a bit more work - but I cheated and microwave melted my chocolate mixture. Thanks for posting! Made for December Photo Tag Game.

Color Guard Mom December 11, 2013

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