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.

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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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31 Responses to “Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies”

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    Barbara — July 9, 2010 @ 11:30 am

    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!

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    Simply Life — July 9, 2010 @ 11:44 am

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

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    embraceyourskin — July 9, 2010 @ 1:35 pm

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

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    Anne Marie — July 9, 2010 @ 1:50 pm

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

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    Cajun Chef Ryan — July 9, 2010 @ 5:14 pm

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

    Bon appetit!

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    the Provident Woman — July 9, 2010 @ 6:18 pm

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

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    Magic of Spice — July 10, 2010 @ 1:15 am

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

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    eatngroove — July 10, 2010 @ 1:26 am

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


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    sweetlife — July 10, 2010 @ 2:24 am

    pb,oatmeal,choclate…oh all my fav yum


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    Elisa — July 10, 2010 @ 11:24 pm

    all my favs in one! yummy!

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    Natalie — July 10, 2010 @ 11:39 pm

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

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    kattyskitchen — July 11, 2010 @ 2:11 pm

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

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    Cookin' Canuck — July 11, 2010 @ 2:15 pm

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

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    Faith — July 11, 2010 @ 3:39 pm

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

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    Chef Dennis — July 11, 2010 @ 4:11 pm

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

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    My Man's Belly — July 11, 2010 @ 6:34 pm

    Congrats on the Top 9.

    Love your husband's rating scale. :)

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    MollyCookie — July 11, 2010 @ 11:53 pm

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

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    lynne — July 12, 2010 @ 1:30 am

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

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    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — July 13, 2010 @ 7:05 pm

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

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    Tiffany — July 15, 2010 @ 5:57 am

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

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    Noelle — July 15, 2010 @ 8:52 pm

    Yay for getting top 9! :)

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    ChrisandMissy — July 16, 2010 @ 1:32 am

    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!!

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    megan — July 20, 2010 @ 1:46 am

    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!

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    Laura — October 6, 2011 @ 11:33 pm


    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. :)

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    Rachel — November 27, 2011 @ 9:05 pm

    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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    MJ — March 29, 2012 @ 5:13 pm

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

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    Jillyann — January 7, 2013 @ 4:59 am

    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 :)

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    Jessica — June 23, 2015 @ 12:36 am

    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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