Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

How I enjoy baking cookies for the high school band. Truthfully, I enjoy baking anything for anyone, but when it comes to the band – well,  they are a unique group. A bunch of over grown cookie monsters is an accurate description.  My latest home-baked contribution was a big batch of peanut butter chocolate chip oatmeal cookies for last Friday’s final home game of the season. Though the game wasn’t a winner, these cookies were.

peanut butter chocolate chip oatmeal cookie recipe

Don’t you just want to grab a glass of milk and get dunking?

Though the title of this recipe is “peanut butter chocolate chip oatmeal cookies,” oatmeal is included as a mere technicality. Technically, oatmeal is an ingredient but a small one that adds a subtle hint of chewiness and texture but not enough to visibly see or specifically taste.

peanut butter chocolate chip oatmeal cookie dough

See? You can barely see the oatmeal. {Sorry, I couldn’t resist.}

If you have any picky eaters who scrunch their nose at oatmeal cookies,  this recipe is your chance to have some fun. Who would guess there’s oatmeal hidden in these simple drop cookies that morph into chunks of peanut buttery chocolaty goodness?

As I mentioned, this past Friday was the last home football game of the season, which meant it was also the last half-time marching band show (wah!), which meant it was Senior Night (double wah!) …and that meant Hubby and I walked down the track holding hands with our firstborn beauty.  Okay, I have to stop now or I’ll get my keyboard soggy. Back to the cookies.

peanut butter chocolate chip oatmeal cookies

I’ve used mini chocolate chips, regular size semi-sweet chips, milk chocolate chips and even chocolate chunks in this recipe.  So please know that the “chocolate chip” in these peanut butter chocolate chip oatmeal cookies means any kind of chocolate chip your lil’ heart desires. Or whatever you have in the cabinet.

As for the peanut butter,  I’ve used plain peanut butter, chunky peanut butter and even honey roasted peanut butter. Just like the chocolate chips, use whatever peanut butter you have on hand. Chances are, the cookie monsters you’re baking for will devour every bite.

Happy Baking!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Serves: 24
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup peanut butter (smooth, chunky, honey-roasted - it's up to you)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup chocolate chips as you wish (for this particular batch I used ½ cup mini semi-sweet chips + ½ cup milk chocolate chips)
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Using a mixer, cream butter and sugars together.
  3. Add peanut butter, egg, and vanilla and mix well.
  4. In another bowl, combine the dry ingredients together and add to the butter mixture.
  5. Add chocolate chips and mix well.
  6. Using a cookie scoop or two tablespoons, drop dough onto ungreased cookie sheet pan. Gently press down a bit, but do not flatten.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  8. Cool for 3-5 minutes on sheet before transferring to wire rack.



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