The Best Peanut Butter-Oatmeal Cookies

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 12 mins

The oatmeal makes all the difference. These are the VERY BEST! They vanish quickly.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large bowl mix the butter, shortning, sugars and peanut butter.
  2. Add eggs one at a time.
  3. Blend flour, soda and salt then add to sugar mixture.
  4. Then add oats.
  5. Form into 1 1/2 inch balls (no need to press with fork like usual) These come out perfectly round Bake 350 degrees for 12 minutes.
Most Helpful

5 5

Yummy! Yummy! Yummy! We made this recipe with many modifications and it was still delicious! We did all butter, no shortening, decreased white sugar to 1/4 cup, used a combo of whole wheat and regular flour, added vanilla, chocolate chips and pecans. Beautiful cookies and most delicious. Also, very easy recipe. We'll be making this one often!

5 5

Made these for my soldier who is currently across the country. I've never made peanut butter oatmeal cookies before (my standard is chocolate chip), but they are his favorite. They came out wonderfully, even with making a couple tweaks to the recipe like not using shortening. Dough seemed a little too moist, so I added about 1/4c extra of flour. Worked very well. One note though: this yielded 40 cookies of the indicated size, not 24 as stated in the recipe. Don't know if my 1.5

4 5

These were very nice. I used lard instead of shortening because I don't use shortening. I used regular oats but chopped them up a bit in my coffee grinder. Next time I will halve the sugar. They were too sweet for me.