Five (Or Maybe Six) Ingredient Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

"These make a crispy cookie and are quick to throw together on those spur of the moment cravings or when a family member says "oh by the way I'm supposed to bring a couple dozen cookies to school/work today". This makes 2 dozen cookies. Great for beginning cooks! **Updated 3/5/2010 based on the first reviews I've adjusted the name and the ingredient list to add the the option of a 6th ingredient of using chocolate chips to the mix."
photo by Katzen photo by Katzen
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Ready In:
24 cookies




  • In a bowl, cream peanut butter and brown sugar until fluffy.
  • Beat in egg to the creamed mixture.
  • Add oats and baking soda and mix well. Add chocolate chips in this step if using this ingredient.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto GREASED baking sheets. Flatten slightly (if you skip this you get mounds as they do not spread much).
  • Bake at 350F for 6-8 minutes then let cool completely on wire rack before storing.

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  1. Lalaloula
    A very yummy cookie recipe!!!!<br/>The dough was thick and easy to work with and the cookies came out chunky, chewy and very tasty! I luved the peanut butter flavour with the hearty oats and chocolate chips. Mmmm!<br/>I used an organic all natural (no sugar added) peanut butter and a milk chocolate. Reduced the sugar to 1/4 cup and found they were perfectly sweet like that.<br/>I made very big cookies endind up with 11 from the full recipe, which I had to bake for 11 minutes.<br/>THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing such an easy and yummy recipe with us, Hokies!<br/>Made and reviewed for WTTM Tag Game August 2010.
  2. LuckyMama
    At first I didn't think these were that great, but I took them to playgroup and everyone raved about them. Thanks for a quick and easy snack recipe! I too added the chocolate chips and think they should be a required 6th ingredient.
  3. Katzen
    Hokies, these are delicious and very fast to put together, which makes them a new favourite for me! I also like that they're not overly sweet, they're just perfect. For the optional chips, I used 1/4 cup peanut butter chips, and 1/4 cup white chocolate chips, which worked out perfect for this non-chocolate eater (maybe a little too fine, as I'm going to have to get them out of the house - and quick!!) Fantastic recipe - thanks for sharing it! Made for Zaar Stars Tag.
  4. storylistener
    I tried this once before and found it lacking sweetness, although my parents loved it. This time I added a couple drops of vanilla and about 1/4 teaspoon Splenda Granulated and I think it came out better. Keep in mind that I didn't add the chocolate chips either time. Thanks for the recipe!
  5. *Parsley*
    These cookies turned out chewey and moist for me. The kids really loved the chewiness. I loved the simplicity. I did add the chocolate chips and the dough was odd to work with. The chocolate chips didn't want to stay within the dough. I formed them with my (clean) hands and lightly flattened them with the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar. I'm willing to make these with or without the chocolate chips next time. I'm sure they're still great without the chips. Thanx for an easy cookie!



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