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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies


I peaked.

Seriously… I should just retire now. I should retire from cookie making.

I’ve literally died and gone to cookie heaven!

This is the best damn cookie I’ve ever made!

Never has a bite of cookie brought me to my knees.

Can you tell I love these cookies!

I originally started out with all intentions to make standard oatmeal cookies. As I started to pull all the ingredients out… I thought to myself “Wait a minute… I don’t even really like oatmeal raisin cookies.” I put the raisins back in the cabinet and pulled out the chocolate chips. Behind the chocolate chips was a huge jar of Jif peanut butter (my husband refuses to eat the all the natural stuff). From this, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies were born.

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To scoop out my cookies I use a small ice cream scoop (about 1.5-2 tablespoons). This makes for the perfect seven bite cookie. My husband went nuts over these cookies! They were so good he said I shouldn’t make them for while (cause he’ll eat them all)!


  • 2 sticks butter (softened)
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour (all-purpose flour can be used too)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 cups quick cooking oats (old fashioned oats will work too)
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chip cookies

Heat oven to 350 degrees

Beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy (about 5 minutes). Add eggs and vanilla, beat well. Add peanut butter, mix until creamy.

Add combined flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix well. Stir in oats and chocolate chips.

Use a small ice cream scoop or about 2 tablespoons worth of cookie dough onto ungreased cookie sheet. With your fingers, flattened cookie a little.

Bake for about 13-15 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Let cool on cookie sheet for about 3 minutes. Transfer to wire rack.

Proceed to enjoy the best cookie you’ve ever had!


Question of the day?

In cookie heaven, what cookie would you be surrounded by? You know my answer 😉

27 Responses

  1. Jessica said on January 6, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Oh dear – these sound incredible!! <3

  2. Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen said on January 6, 2010 at 11:46 am

    i’ve gotta learn a good way to do ALL cookies at altitude!

    can’t wait for my corn chowder leftovers for lunch 🙂

  3. katie said on January 6, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    WOW!! these sound like id eat about 10 at one time!

  4. Gelareh @ Orange Truffle said on January 6, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    Oatmeal cookies are my favs.. add peanut butter and chocolate chips and wow they sound good

  5. Anna@ Newlywed, Newly Veg said on January 6, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    Those look awesome!!! I love oatmeal cookies…because they’re healthy, right?? RIGHT?!?

  6. Joanna Sutter (Fitness & Spice) said on January 6, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    When I die and go to cookie heaven I hope there’s chocolate chip & THESE PEANUT BUTTER OATMEAL COOKIES!

    I better start cleaning up my act so they let me in! 😉

  7. Lara (Thinspired) said on January 6, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Oh my. These look so wonderful, and I can’t believe they are whole grain! Hey, that makes it a healthy cookie, right? 😉

  8. Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen said on January 6, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    That is so exciting! What an awesome feat – and man oh man they do look scrumptious!

  9. Ameena said on January 6, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Your cookies look amazing. With such delicious pictures I can’t even imagine how great they must taste!

  10. One Healthy Apple said on January 6, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    Those cookies combine everything I love in my little mind!

    My cookie heaven would be almond butter, date, and dried cranberry chocolate chip- I think I just thought of an experiment!

    Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

  11. Lauren said on January 6, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    If it was TRUE cookie heaven, I’d be surrounded by both peanut butter and sugar cookies. That’s the only way I would be happy.

  12. lynn @ the actors diet said on January 6, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    oooh oooh oooh! thanks for the recipe!

  13. Marisa (Loser for Life) said on January 6, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Oooh, heavenly 🙂

    I would be surrounded by towers of chocolate chip cookies! Can I throw in brownies, too? 🙂

  14. Emily (A Nutritionist Eats) said on January 6, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Hmmm, I agree, oatmeal cookies are so much better with chocolate chips! I made a similar recipe but it was all oats, no flour – so chewy…I shouldn’t read right now – I’m too hungry!!

  15. Nicole said on January 6, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Saving that recipe! Any “best damn cookie” recipe is worth saving! I would be surrounded by…white chocolate macadamia nut cookies. Soft, please! 🙂

  16. Mommy RD said on January 6, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Oooh, an oooey-gooey chocolate chip cookie.

    I hope it’s ok, I mentioned your “12 Weeks No Diets” challenge on my blog today.

  17. Karine said on January 6, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    That’s the second recipe combining peanut butter and chocolate I see in two days and I am badly starting to crave for that combo. Great cookies! (I do, do love oatmeal in my cookies 🙂 )

  18. Danielle (Coffee Run) said on January 6, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    3 of my FAVORITE things morphed into a cookie? ohhhhh my 😀
    In cookie heaven I would def. be surrounded by those!

  19. said on January 6, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Drool, I am bookmarking this and making these next month!

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  20. Chef Aimee said on January 6, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    I love how the cookie was still supposed to be cooling on the wire rack but already had a bite mark. 🙂
    I think my ultimate cookie is a rainbow cookie. If that was the only cookie in heaven, I would be fine with it. 🙂

  21. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said on January 7, 2010 at 12:56 am

    Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies = 3 flavors i love

    Say no more. Perfect.

    yours look beautiful!!!!!!!

  22. multivitamins said on January 7, 2010 at 1:23 am

    I like chocolate very much and chocolate chips cookies are my favorite.This is something different recipe with peanut butter.I would like to taste it.Thank you..

  23. Whitney @ Lettuce Love said on January 7, 2010 at 8:59 am

    Golly, these looks amazing!

  24. Jocelyn said on January 7, 2010 at 10:02 am

    Dang…these seem too good to be true!!! I sooo wanna make these :D:D

  25. Heather @ Side of Sneakers said on January 7, 2010 at 10:57 am

    Oh those look SO good!! My cookie heaven would probably be Snickerdoodles 🙂

  26. Kristen @ Simply Savor said on January 8, 2010 at 10:07 am

    2 words…HOLY YUM! i just got so excited from seeing this recipe! these look so amazing and if i were in cookie heaven–these would be my cookies of choice for sure 🙂 have a wonderful friday/weekend estela!

  27. Kaviar said on January 18, 2010 at 9:01 am

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