Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Total Time
55mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 30 mins

This recipe came from me liking peanut butter, but peanut butter cookies don't stay chewy enough for me. Since I love oatmeal cookies, I sort of combined the 2 flavors and here's what happened. When I first met my husband, he swore he didn't like oatmeal cookies. Now around Xmas, he knows I'll start baking and he asks for these every year! I have served them with a bit of Nutella inside like a sandwich, and I also took them to an office party with peanut butter and jelly spread inside. If you do fill them, put them in the fridge until ready to serve. But I will admit, my favorite is just these cookies and a big old glass of milk. Hope you like them too!

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cream the butter and peanut butter together in a large mixer on high. PEANUT BUTTER NOTE: I use 1/4 cup of both creamy and chunky peanut butter in this recipe, but use what you have. My husband likes chunky, and I like creamy so we always have both :).
  3. Add the sugar, brown sugar and vanilla and continue to beat until the mixture is fluffy. Add the egg and beat until well combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients until combined: flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and oats.
  5. Slowly add to the butter/sugar mixture and mix until well combined.
  6. Place the batter onto a sheet pan by the tablespoonful, leaving about 2 inches between each cookie. I use a cookie scooper to make it easier.
  7. Bake in the top half of the oven until the cookies are golden, about 10-12 minutes. NOTE: The cooking time will depend on the size of cookie (or scooper) that is used, so check at 10 minutes. They should be golden on the edges, but don't overcook these cookies. They should still be chewy.
  8. Remove and let cool.
Most Helpful

I modified this recipe just a bit and it turned out magnificent. Added some dried cranberries and golden raisins, a pinch of cinnamon and I used whole oats instead of quick oats. Wonderful basic cookie recipe, thank you so much for sharing it. I will use it again.. oh yeah, I also added an extra egg. Super moist cookie. Very delicate.

cookiemonster1958 January 16, 2012

These were very good! They definitely stayed moist and chewy, which I also love. I used creamy peanut butter and I substituted a banana for the egg (just because it's what I had on hand).

amydietrichmark October 18, 2010

These cookies were okay, but like Kelly R., mine came out a little dry and somewhat bland. I added some dark chocolate chunks and a bit cinnamon to the batter which helped some. I'm chewy, gooey cookie person, so these were definitely not that. I was wondering if it was the baking powder? I've never heard of that ingredient in a cookie recipe. Still, it's an easy-peasy recipe and probably one kids would like.

Joan B. November 10, 2015