Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
Everything but the kitchen sink! From Sunset May 2008. Directions are also included for turning these into Ice Cream Sandwiches.
- 1 cup butter
- 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- 1 cup smooth peanut butter
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
- 2 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°. In a medium bowl with a hand or stand mixer on medium speed, cream butter and sugars until smooth. Add peanut butter and mix until combined; then add eggs and vanilla, scraping down sides of bowl as needed.
- In another medium bowl, whisk together oats, flour, and baking soda. Add to butter mixture and mix on low until well incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips with a wooden spoon.
- Drop dough by rounded tablespoons 1 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets. (I used a cookie scoop and found I needed to use a fork to press the tops of the cookies down a bit as they do not spread out much) Bake 10 to 12 minutes (In my oven 14 minutes), switching position of pans halfway through baking, or until lightly browned but still soft in the center. Transfer cookies to racks to cool. (I found it helped to leave cookies on the sheet for a minute before removing them to racks to cool).
- The Twist: Ice Cream Sandwiches. Turn these great cookies into superb ice cream sandwiches: Soften the ice cream of your choice, 10 minutes. Spread 1/4 cup onto flat side of 1 cookie and top with another cookie, flat side down, pressing lightly. Chill sandwiches in freezer about 10 minutes, just long enough to chill ice cream but not enough to harden cookies. Eat immediately.
I'm not going to rate this recipe because I goofed when I made these and only put in 1/2 cup of butter and I only had a small amount of chocolate chips (the grandkids were over and wanted to bake cookies and I wasn't prepared). However, I really liked the flavors and I'll make them again.
These delicious cookies are incredible!!! They weren't hard or dry at all. I was craving cookies but couldn't decide what to make. My favorite is chocolate chip (which there were a ton of in these cookies!), DH's favorite is peanut butter, and both my DD's favorite are oatmeal, so this was a cookie to please my entire family! lol We will definitely be making these again. Thanks for the wonderful recipe Cookiedog!
I only have one criticism of this cookie: they are very hard and dry. I didn't make these myself, my 11-year-old daughter made them (unsupervised), so maybe it was her error and not recipe error. At any rate, if I make these in the future, I will be tweeking the recipe for softer, moister cookies because the overall flavor was good.