Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies


Meet my new favorite cookie. (When it comes to chocolate chip cookies, I reserve the right to have more than one favorite). With peanut butter, oatmeal, and chocolate chips all in one cookie how could you go wrong? These are absolutely delicious. They’re perfectly thick and soft and chewy, and the flavors combine so well that you’re not quite sure what you’re eating, you just know that it’s delicious.

Mike and I both absolutely loved these. And they’re by far the prettiest cookies I’ve ever made. Normally my cookies turn out flat and unappetizing, but I used the shaping method recommended in another post by Brown Eyed Baker, and these were perfect. I also followed her instructions on how big to make the cookies, and I think that made a difference as well. There’s just something more fun about eating a big cookie.  If you’re looking for a classic thick and chewy cookie with delicious twist, give these a try – we definitely recommend them.

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: Makes 16-18 cookies (depending on how much dough you eat - just a warning, its addicting!)


1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1 stick (½ cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature
½ cup creamy peanut butter
½ cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup light brown sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
½ cup rolled oats
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside. Whisk together flour, baking soda and salt and set aside. On medium speed, cream together the butter, peanut butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract, about 3 minutes. Add the egg and beat to combine. On low speed, gradually add the flour until just combined. Stir in the oats, and then the chocolate chips. Use a large cookie scoop (3 tablespoons, 1.5 oz) and drop dough onto prepared baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly golden. *They will not look done, but if the edges are set and the cookies are puffy and lightly browned, pull them out. They'll finish cooking on the warm baking sheet. Cool completely on the baking sheet and then store in an airtight container at room temperature.

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  1. How could this NOT be a favorite cookie?? It's got everything all packed into one little gem! Going to copy this right now, Megan!

  2. Oh I'm definitely saving this recipe as I'm always on the lookout for the perfect cookie!

  3. What a gorgeous, perfect looking cookie! It looks like something from an ad!

  4. Peanut butter and chocolate? You can't get better than that!

  5. Now that is a 3-for-1 deal here! Great cookie indeed!

    Bon appetit!

  6. Those look amazing. Wow!!! I think I'm going to make me some cookies.

  7. Those are definitely some very pretty cookies. In fact I would say gorgeous:)

  8. Oh my goodness these sound GOOD! I want to make some right now!!! lol


  9. pb,oatmeal,choclate…oh all my fav yum


  10. all my favs in one! yummy!

  11. mmmmm these look heavenly! i don't think i could be trusted around them :)

  12. May I please have a cookie? :) God, these look great!

  13. Peanut butter and chocolate – how can you go wrong? These look chewy and addictive.

  14. I love this PB choclate cookie! it's so yummy and healthy at the same time. Thanks for sharing

  15. what a great cookie!!
    congrats on making the top 9!!

  16. Congrats on the Top 9.

    Love your husband's rating scale. :)

  17. Those look really great. I'll have to make them… now!

  18. yummm!!! these look and sound great! :)

  19. Ooh… I love Brown Eyed Baker! These cookies look AMAZING. I want one right now!

  20. Wow.. this looks delicious!! Definitely giving these a try :)

  21. Yay for getting top 9! :)

  22. Yes!!! I kept meaning to email you to ask for this recipe, but forgot every day until now and figured it was too late as I want to make them tomorrow for company. Then I remembered you said you would post the recipe and I'm thrilled to see it! I'm making these tomorrow. =) Thanks, Meg!!

  23. Thanks everyone for all the kind comments! :)

    missy – I'm so glad you stopped by to comment! I hope your cookies turned out well for your company. It was so good to see you – hope you and Chris and the girls are doing well!

  24. Megan,

    I was looking for a quick cookie recipe that I could make without running to the store and these cookies were fantastic! I decided to refrigerate the dough while we ate dinner and then baked them after dinner and they were delightfully chewy, warm, and comforting. Seriously, they totally hit the spot. Thanks for the great recipes. Hope to see you in PA soon. :)

  25. These sound amazing. I’m going to work out the British measurements and make them for my sports team this week!

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  28. Hands down the BEST cookies I’ve ever made!! Thank you!

  29. I’fe been making these for years and they’re always a fan favorite. 2 years ago I changed it up and halved the chocolate chips and threw in 1/2 cup heath bar… I didn’t think it was possible but they’re actually better!!

    • megan replied: — January 7th, 2013 @ 9:11 am

      What a great idea to use heath bar! Yes, I will need to try that :)

  30. Amazing cookies, they’re my new go to! My only issue was my cookies looked very “light” colored compared to yours. But the taste was blissful. Any idea why the color would be off? I used whipped peanut butter because that’s all I had, could that be it? The dough seemed very soft to me. I was afraid they would just melt all over but they turned out great. Thank you for another great recipe! I never EVER fail with your recipes. :-)

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