Peanut Butter-Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

What you have here is the ultimate trifecta of cookie goodness:

Peanut butter? Check.

Oats? Check.

Chocolate Chips? Check.

And there you have it – pretty much the most amazingly flavored cookies you could ever imagine. A great big thank you goes out to Jane, a reader who so kindly sent me this recipe as a thank you for sharing my recipes. She received this recipe from her mom, who found it on the back of a flour bag years ago and they have been a staple in her house ever since. I can certainly see why! As you might imagine, these are fabulous. Soft and tender from the peanut butter, a slight toasted flavor from the oats and just the right amount of sweetness from the chocolate chips. I think you’ll want to go ahead and start preheating your oven before you even read the rest of this post…

Now that you’re ready to get baking, a few notes on the recipe:

♦  I used the shaping method from the Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip cookies. Gives cookies a nice crinkly look on top!

♦  If you’re addicted to weighing when you bake like I am, note that each ball of dough weighed 1.7 ounces.

♦  The cookies will not look “done” when you pull them out of the oven, but they will continue to bake on the hot baking sheets out of the oven. If they are slightly brown, the edges look just set and they are puffy in the middle they are ready to come out!

Disclaimer: You will not be able to resist eating the dough. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

Do you have a favorite cookie or a sentimental recipe that was passed on
from a friend or family member?

Peanut Butter-Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: Makes about 16 cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


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


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

2. Whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.

3. 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.

4. Use a large cookie scoop (3 tablespoons) and drop dough onto prepared baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly golden. Cool completely on the baking sheet and then store in an airtight container at room temperature.


410 Responses to “Peanut Butter-Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies”

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  1. Bob on February 24, 2010 at 1:12 am

    I wouldn’t even try to resist eating the dough. Heh. They look amazing, totally my kind of cookie.


    • debra on June 11th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

      i made thes thy where great loved them thank you


  2. Jeanne on February 24, 2010 at 2:18 am

    Definitely the perfect trifecta! I love the shaping method, can’t wait to try it!


  3. Jane on February 24, 2010 at 6:45 am

    Oh Michelle, You take such pretty pictures! I might add that when I’m totally going all out, I use chocolate chunks in these. Happy baking. I printed off your recipes for the pumpkin scones and quiche lorraine scones this morning. Can’t wait to try them.


  4. shelly (cookies and cups) on February 24, 2010 at 7:25 am

    Well, I guess I know what I am doing this afternoon 😉


  5. Katrina on February 24, 2010 at 7:27 am

    I looove throwing together PB. chocolate, and oatmeal. What a great mix for a yummy, chewy cookie!


  6. Erin on February 24, 2010 at 7:50 am

    I agree, that’s one of the best combinations! These are a must-try for sure!


  7. Michelle on February 24, 2010 at 8:25 am

    there goes my diet… I MUST make these tonight!


  8. Liz Brooks on February 24, 2010 at 8:26 am

    “trifecta of cookie goodness” love it!


  9. Julie on February 24, 2010 at 8:30 am

    Oh my goodness! Every recipe you post looks to-die-for and every recipe I’ve made so far lives up to it.

    I will definitely make these for a bake sale (the soft & chewy choc chip cookies were a HUGE hit at my office).


  10. Roti n Rice on February 24, 2010 at 8:38 am

    Those cookies look amazing and I am sure they taste really good.


  11. Emily Ziegler on February 24, 2010 at 8:45 am

    Those cookies are flawless!


  12. Jessie on February 24, 2010 at 9:15 am

    These look so much better than the ones I have been making! I think I have a baking project for this weekend.


  13. gingela5 on February 24, 2010 at 9:41 am

    Wow, those look divine! I love the texture of oats in cookies! Yummy!


  14. jaclyn@todayslady on February 24, 2010 at 10:05 am

    Peanut butter, oats, and chocolate in a cookie = heaven!! I love the shaping method that you used to get the crinkly top. I’ll have to make these and send some to friends and family to prevent me from devouring them all!! As for family recipes, my grandma uses an oatmeal raisin cookie recipe that is my favorite. I have no idea where the recipe came from but its different than any other oatmeal cookie recipe I’ve ever tried.


    • Becca on April 20th, 2011 at 10:52 am

      jaclyn, this post was a while ago, but I’d love to make your grandma’s oatmeal raisin cookie. These are our favorites and I’d love to try them! Can you post the recipe, please?

      These peanut butter-oat-chip cookies look delicious, too!


  15. Sarah, Maison Cupcake on February 24, 2010 at 10:08 am

    Mmm nice cookies, I love the second photo with them all stacked up.


  16. TammyJo Eckhart, PhD on February 24, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Looks yummy. I might even get the Milk Chocolate Acolyte to eat these since he’s so fond of peanut butter but hates baking chips… he’s strange.


  17. Eliana on February 24, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    I think I just found the cookie recipe of all cookie recipes!!! These sound (and look) absolutely amazing.


  18. bridget {bake at 350} on February 24, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    Oh, drool! Can you send over a dozen or so of those, please?


  19. Mary Poppins in Heels on February 24, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    Whoa, heaven melted into heaven! It just doesn’t get a whole lot better, does it?


  20. nicole on February 24, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    These cookies may make me break my Lenton promise of no white flour!! I have to try that method to make the cookies look crumbly on top. What a great trick!


  21. Debbie on February 24, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    I love peanut butter – in anything! sounds so…good! I’ve saved this recipe – it’s a keeper!


  22. Annie on February 24, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Big fat YUM!


  23. Sara on February 24, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    These cookies look perfect and delicious! I love how big they are. Can’t wait to make them.


  24. Memoria on February 24, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    O-M-G!!! These cookies look AMAZING!! I’ve been craving chocolate chip cookies, and then you posted this!! Goodness!! I may have to make this tonight.


  25. Lisa @ The Cooking Bride on February 24, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    I needed this recipe about a month ago. I wanted to make cookies, but didn’t want to run to the store. I had the ingredients on hand to make either peanut butter or oatmeal cookies. My husband asked if we could have both, so I mixed together two recipes I had. They tasted like dog biscuits. I”m sure yours will be much yummier.


  26. ZJM on February 25, 2010 at 4:58 am

    Thank you for this! Stumbledupon it tonight and it saved my butt!! Needed to make cookies, had not enough ingredients for my favorites. Turned out perfect. Glad to find your blog, will keep coming back for more. (Already see the Onion Ring recipe…)


  27. Talita Gomes on February 25, 2010 at 6:26 am

    These look kinda perfect! What a yummilicious crust!


  28. Lauren on February 25, 2010 at 9:00 am

    Those look absolutely amazing and have 3 of my favorite ingredients…peanut butter, chocolate and oatmeal! Can’t wait to try the recipe!


  29. Jelli on February 25, 2010 at 10:59 am

    I gave up sweets for a month to squelch my sweet tooth. It seems that now I’m a peanut butter addict. These cookies look like the perfect end to my sugar-free days…only about 15 days away now. Absolutely fantastic. I can’t wait to try these.


  30. Nicole on February 25, 2010 at 11:09 am

    OMG I made these cookies last night and they were fantastic!!!! Great recipe! I only had chunky peanut butter and I think it added yet another dimension to the cookie and my husband and I could not stop eating them! Thanks for another great cookie recipe!


  31. Laura on February 25, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    OH my gosh those look amazing. And with the oats in them you could pretend they’re healthier 😉


  32. Karen on February 25, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    My daughters don’t like oatmeal. My husband is not fond of peanut butter. I’m making these cookies tomorrow. Go on, ask me why.

    No competition! They are gonna be alllllllll mine!


  33. Allison Raines on February 25, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Oooo! These look just delectable! How could a cookie go wrong with pb, oats and choco chips?! Can’t wait to try them. They look so perfectly browned in your pictures!


  34. Kim on February 25, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Perfection. I made these today for a pitch in at work.


  35. Jenny on February 25, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Oh man these are exactly what I’m looking for! Thanks! I’m going to make them right now


  36. CaseyW on February 25, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    I just made these. My husband’s not a big fan of peanut butter cookies, but he loved these! They have almost a no-baked cookie flavor – sooooo good!

    I needed to bake them a little longer than the 10 minutes, though – my oven runs about 50 degrees too hot, and even with the oven thermometer, it’s hard to get a good, even temp in there.

    Another wonderful recipe!


  37. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction on February 25, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    I love oatmeal cookies… Something about them always reminds me of my mom because she always made them for us as kids. loving the peanut butter and chocolate, too. Perfect!


  38. Baking is my Zen on February 26, 2010 at 11:27 am

    It looks great. Good combo of flavors. My fav is chewy…all the way.


  39. romy on February 27, 2010 at 6:43 am

    these came out great!! love it…


  40. Krista on February 27, 2010 at 10:42 am

    OH MY these were too good to be true!! I made them exactly as you said, although I thought the 3tbsps of batter per cookie was going to be too much, it soo wasn’t and it made them nice and thick in the middle, and the perfect texture!
    These were beyond a huge hit in my house and are now going to be our go to cookie recipe! thank you so much and I love love your blog!
    Krista D
    ps: your right, the dough was too good to resist! lol


  41. Liz on February 28, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Man these were really good! So soft!!


  42. Barb on February 28, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    These are now my new favorite cookie. I made these over the weekend and had to bring some into work, so I didn’t eat them all..though I did set a few aside for just myself


  43. Megan on March 1, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    These look delicious-they look so moist and gooey! Cookies are best when they come right out of the oven :) I am a total peanut butter + chocolate addict so you can bet I’ll be making these very soon!


  44. kristina on March 2, 2010 at 4:17 am

    so yummy and moist!! these are great cookies..i will definitely make them over and over again :)


  45. Amy on March 2, 2010 at 8:19 am

    I TRIPLED this recipe the first time i made them! It wasn’t a mistake, they were gone in 24 hours. I passed them out to family and hubby, kids, and myself finished the rest! The best cookie recipe i have ever had. Thanks so much for the fantastic recipe!


  46. Joan on March 2, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    This recipe is out of this world! I used chocolate chunks. This recipe is replacing my other pb cookies recipe. Thanks for sharing!


  47. Danielle on March 3, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Sounds like all of my favorite cookies rolled up into one!
    Can’t wait to try it out!


  48. Pam on March 4, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    I’ve been looking for days for a different peanut butter cookie recipe. I have a standard one, which I enjoy, but I’ve been wanting to try something different, and nothing was really impressing me. I’ve been craving peanut butter cookies for awhile and then I saw these! Since I’m also a chocolate addict, and my husbands two favorite cookies are oatmeal and peanut butter, I have a feeling this will be a huge success in our household!

    I’m trying them tomorrow!


  49. Amanda on March 5, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    I just took these cookies out of the oven and sampled a small one, HELLO delicious! I think my neighbor is going to be happy she invited me over today for tea!


  50. Christine on March 5, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    I just made these and WOW! They were so delicious. I substituted whole wheat flour for regular flour and they still turned out great. Thanks for the recipe!


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