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Monday, June 6, 2011

Peanut Butter Oatmeal & Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe | Weekend Food

When I ask Mike what kind of cookies he'd like me to make, the response is always the same : chocolate chip.  Being a creature of habit myself, I can appreciate the comfort that the classic cookie provides. But sometimes, just sometimes, I want to experiment a little, I want to step outside of our Toll House (or America's Test Kitchen...) box.

The result?  I bring you the cookie that combines all.  Peanut Butter, Oatmeal & Chocolate Chip Cookies. Oh my gosh, are they good.

Mike will say, "Oatmeal?  Peanut Butter?  Why would you mess up a perfectly good cookie?"

He will try one.  (Did I mention we've been through this a couple of times - he didn't even like tomatoes when we started dating.  Tomatoes!)  He will rave about them and helplessly consume a dozen in 2 days.  The cookie jar will be empty.  He will still request chocolate chip cookies next time I ask.  And I will make these, or try something new. 

We have friends visiting this weekend, so a stocked cookie jar is a must.

Peanut Butter Oatmeal & Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

-Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
-In a mixer, combine butter, sugar and brown sugar until creamy.  Add peanut butter and vanilla.  Add egg and mix until creamy.
-In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, soda, powder, and cinnamon.  Whisk together.  Add to butter mixture, stir until just combined.
-Add oats.  Stir until just combined (do not over mix).
-Add chocolate chips.  Stir until just combined.
-Scoop out with ice cream scoop onto baking sheets lined with silpat sheets.
-Bake for 9-12 minutes.


  1. Mmm, this is one of my favorite cookies. Yours look delish. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your cookies up.

  2. AlexKalotinis8:35 PM

    Just baked these with my new KitchenAid mixer & was so excited - the batter came out a little dry but I figured I would go with it. Just double checked all my measurements. For some reason it was off. Any suggestions? Tried many other recipes & ABSOLUTELY LOVED THEM - & YOUR SITE! :)

    1. I found the same thing - did you maybe use natural peanut butter? I usually do and I found on another recipe that it made a difference. Could be the same thing here. Next time I'll add a little extra butter or peanut butter I think.

    2. I had the same problem :S Seemed like there was more oats and chocolate chips than there was cookie dough! I had to form the cookies on the sheet because the batter was so dry :S The cookies didn't spread out at all, just little oat/chocolate lumps. They still tasted good tho! My three year old didn't seem to mind.

  3. Hi Jenny, I made these cookies. They were delicious! I love chocolate chip cookies, and I loooove peanut butter! When I saw there cookies on your blog I just had to make them!
    I have post them on my blog (with a reference to your blog)

  4. These look soooo good! I have a similar recipe but use peanut butter chips in the cookie dough:

    Can't wait to try this with chocolate chunks!

  5. I only have Old-fashioned oats. I'm thinking I probably reduce the amount of oats to 1 cup so they won't be dry (like others complained of). What are your thoughts?


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