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!

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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. Liz@HoosierHomemade on March 5, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    These cookies look amazing! I was just thinking this morning while eating my oatmeal that I put a spoon full of peanut butter in, that they would make a great cookie.
    I can’t believe I haven’t found you yet. Ugh, Blogland is so big.
    I found you thru RecipeSoup, BTW.
    Thanks for the great recipe!


  2. Lyss on March 6, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    The cookies are in the oven right now. You were right about resisting the dough temptation…
    I love that these combine my 2 favorite cookies: oatmeal choc chip and peanut butter. The peanut butter flavor isn’t too intense and the oats give it a more interesting texture…and fiber so they’re great for you, right?
    My only problem is that this recipe doesn’t make a whole lot of dough, will definitely double it next time!


  3. Meg on March 9, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    I just made these and they are delicious. The oats are not obvious flavor wise but I am sure they added to the texture. The dough tasted just like Nutter-Butters! Mine took almost 15 minutes to bake and were definitely still underbaked before cooling (which is what I wanted) so they came out soft and chewy when cooled.


  4. Matt on March 12, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Amazing cookies! Just made these for my friends up at school. We all loved ’em.


  5. Kirsten on March 14, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Just finished making a double batch of these cookies tonight and they are fantastic! I had to kick up the temp 5 degrees and add about 3 minutes to the baking time but they were perfect! And you’re right they don’t look “done” but they finished just right. Thanks for the great new recipe! My husband loves them, says he needs a full glass of milk to eat just one. That’s a compliment!


  6. Kaitlin on March 15, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    Holy deliciousness! Just took these out of the oven and yum!! Doubt they’ll last long around here!


  7. Elizabeth on March 21, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    i just baked these today and my family LUVED them! thank you


  8. Jamie on April 8, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    Sooo chewy and flavorful! I made these this morning and they are almost gone! I will definitely make these again!


  9. Samantha on April 30, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Super recipe! The dough was fantastic! Made them with a group of friends and they never actually made it to the oven… next time!


  10. Samantha on May 18, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Made these again today (they did make it to the oven this time!). Wow! How delicious!!! I used the crinkle effect, too. I’ll definitely be using that on all my cookies from now on :)


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  12. Meagan on June 6, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    My boyfriend just said these are the best cookies he has ever tasted, and he’s not trying to flatter me. They are perfect. Thanks for posting.


    • Michelle on June 18th, 2010 at 4:00 pm

      Hi Meagan – That’s awesome! Gotta love anything that impresses the boys :)


  13. katy on June 10, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    this is THE BEST peanut butter cookie recipe EVAAAR!

    everyone i’ve made then form adores them. thank you for sharing!

    ooh, and if you’re ever looking to spice things up, a teaspoon of cayenne pepper mixed in with the flour is magical (in a tricky haha you’re cookie is spicy, here have another kind of way).


    again, thanks for the recipe!


    • Michelle on June 18th, 2010 at 4:21 pm

      Hi Katy,

      Oooh awesome tip about the cayenne! I would have never thought of that, I’ll have to give it a try, thanks!


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  17. Meredith on July 25, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    awesome cookie!!! used maple syrup instead of vanilla and most ingredients including peanut butter were organic…..I needed 5 more minutes, I’m at over 9,000 feet


  18. Sarah in Oz on August 3, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    Hi, I found your website yesterday and am absolutely LOVING it. In Australia, we have never heard of some of your recipes, but i’m having an ace time checking them out. I have just taken these cookies out of the oven and WOW, they are an amazing combination. Congrats on the awesome website, keep up the great work!


  19. Kristi on August 8, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    I made these cookies tonight and they turned out great. Only problem I had was the dough turned out really crumbly? What did I do wrong? I added some egg whites to the dough and it fixed my problem, but what caused the dough to be crumbly in the first place? I followed the directions exactly. Any advice?


  20. jenn on August 10, 2010 at 2:52 am

    i made these just this morning… except I vegan-ized them! and they came out great! crispy and chewy, and beautifully golden… DELISH! thanks for sharing again the tip on shaping the dough so it gets that really beautiful texture on the cookie.


    • kate on October 16th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

      how did you vegan-ize them? a friend of mine is vegan and i think he would enjoy these!


      • Stephanie on December 9th, 2012 at 12:40 pm

        You can veganize them with a flax seed egg – the best egg replacer I’ve found. It’s 1 Tbsp ground flax seed (you can grind it fine yourself or buy a bag of flax meal) to 3 Tbsp water per egg. Works great!!! and these cookies are the tops


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  22. kikat on September 1, 2010 at 7:05 am

    can’t stop leaving comments on every recipe, sorry . I just can’t wait to make these cookie recipes, I want to try them all, I think I’m goin to the supermarket now and buy the ingredients so I can start bakin :-)


  23. Donna on September 6, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    I just made these and they are wonderful! Thanks for sharing the recipe!! They are a hit in my home…made a double batch and I think I will be making another double batch real soon.


    • Michelle on September 13th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

      You are most welcome Donna! Mmm love double batches of cookies!


  24. Rachael on September 6, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    I made these cookies a couple hours ago and they are perfect! i will definitely be storing this recipe for future occasions.


    • Michelle on September 13th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

      So happy you liked them Rachael, thank you for stopping back to share your feedback!


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  26. Laurie on September 10, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    Wow!!!!! These cookies are so good, think they will be gone very soon. Taking them to a friends house tonite. I made the cream cheese cinnamon rolls several weeks and they were the best I have ever tasted…Cant wait to try some more of these recipes…
    Thanks for the recipes…. I’ll be back again soon.


    • Michelle on September 13th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

      Yay for cookies and cinnamon rolls! So happy you loved them both!


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  28. Jayne on September 20, 2010 at 1:21 am

    Thanks for sharing this recipe.
    I made them & took them to work a couple of weeks ago… wow, I have never had so many people track me down to tell me how delicious my baking was!!
    I often take goodies in to work & usually get good feedback, but these are seriously the favourite by far. People are still commenting on them now… I may have to do some more soon :) These are going straight into my ‘go to’ folder!


    • Michelle on September 20th, 2010 at 10:12 am

      Yay for impressing the coworkers Jayne! Glad these cookies were a hit!


  29. The Cheese Goddess on September 23, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    I made these tonight— and people, THEY WERE FABULOUS!!! I love the smaller recipe because I make them without a mixer. This is just the perfect amount for today and tomorrow, and makes me want to make them again in soon!


    • Michelle on October 10th, 2010 at 6:19 pm

      Woo! So happy you loved these as much as I do!


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  31. Kate on October 10, 2010 at 12:14 am

    This is a great recipe! I wanted to make a healthy low glycemic version and it totally worked. I substituted both the white and brown sugar for palm sugar and substituted half the flour for almond flour but kept the other half white flour. Almond flour really needs to be combined with other flours to work well. If you have never fooled around in the kitchen with palm sugar ( low glycemic and totally natural) and almond flour ( full of nutrients and protein) I highly suggest it. This recipe works nicely as does many others. Thanks!


    • Michelle on October 10th, 2010 at 6:22 pm

      Hi Kate, Thank you for the tips on adapting this recipe for low-glycemic baking, very helpful!


  32. tanya on October 12, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    just made these, they are INCREDIBLE. the texture is amazing. they look so pretty and bakery-like. thanks for sharing this with us. :)


    • Michelle on October 18th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

      You are welcome Tanya! Thanks for stopping back to share your review, so glad you loved these!


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  34. Kate on October 16, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    thanks so much for this recipe! i just made these and they turned out amazingly delicious, if a little flat because i accidentally only put in 1/2 the baking soda!


    • Michelle on October 18th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

      Yay Kate! Oops, I’ve had that happen to me too, glad they’re still delicious!


  35. Michelle on October 17, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    These were amazing! My girls gobbled them up. I had to add to the cooking time by a whole 5 minutes though, I’m guessing because I used a thinner, organic peanut butter. This is a great cookie recipe – thanks for sharing! :)


    • Michelle on October 18th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

      So happy your girls loved these! A great after-school treat, for sure!


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  37. Elisa on October 26, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    Awesome!!! This is the best cookie ever! I did a rare thing and followed the recipe exactly as written and boy oh boy am I happy I did!! Delicious…. Well, actually, one small substitution, which isn’t really a substitution…I used butter flavored shortening instead of butter, but that’s an even swap out.


    • Michelle on October 28th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

      So glad you loved these Elisa! And great to hear that a Crisco sub works well too, thanks for sharing!


  38. celine on November 5, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    I added skor toffee bits to this recipe, it made the cookies even more chewy and amazingly delicious!


    • Michelle on November 8th, 2010 at 10:09 pm

      Oooh love the addition of toffee bits, thank you for sharing!


      • Charlsie on January 11th, 2011 at 11:14 pm

        Oh man… or some broken up Heath bars would be DIVINE, I bet!


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  40. Lisa on November 12, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    We went to a 4th of July potluck at the beach this summer and someone brought the most amazing, home made chocolate chip cookies I had EVER tasted. They had peanut butter and oats. Alas, she would not give out the recipe!! I’ve searched once before for something similar and was about to wing it on my own (based on your recipe, I can see I would have been close) and then made one last ditch attempt to search online again today and found this. Voila! This MUST be them!! Butter is sitting on counter right now, waiting to get to room temperature! :)


    • Michelle on November 14th, 2010 at 8:53 pm

      I can never understand why people won’t share recipes! So crazy! Well, I am glad you found your way here and hope that these cookies lived up to the ones you had this summer!


  41. Amy on November 13, 2010 at 2:57 am

    I tried this recipe out and pleased 9 children! Not to metion the 3 adults. thank you so much for sgaring! YUMMMMY


    • Amy on November 13th, 2010 at 2:57 am

      sharing* LOL


    • Michelle on November 14th, 2010 at 8:53 pm

      Woo for pleasing kids and adults alike!


  42. Becca on November 13, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    i am only 11 yrs old and these came out just like your picture!!!!!!!! they were so easy to make and they are so delicious!!! YUMMY!


    • Michelle on November 14th, 2010 at 8:54 pm

      Hi Becca, I’m so glad you enjoyed making these! Thanks for coming back to comment!


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  44. victoria on November 14, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Tried these a couple months ago and now my husband asks me to make them on a weekly basis! They are perfect!


    • Michelle on November 14th, 2010 at 8:55 pm

      Gotta love when cookies make your man happy! :)


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  46. Joan on November 23, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    Do you use old fashioned or quick-cooking oats?


    • Michelle on November 23rd, 2010 at 10:10 pm

      Hi Joan, old-fashioned oats.


  47. Meg - [Life of Meg] on November 24, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Oh my dear goodness, I was so THRILLED to see your comment on my blog! I am such a big fan of you, your amazing site, and your recipes! I had to pass the wonderfulness on to my readers!!

    Thanks for making my day! Wishing you a lovely Thanksgiving! :)


    • Michelle on November 29th, 2010 at 7:15 pm

      Aw you are so sweet Meg, hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!


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  50. Lauren at KeepItSweet on December 11, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    i think i am finally going to make these:-) do you refrigerate the dough before baking?


    • Michelle on December 12th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

      Nope, no refrigeration needed! Enjoy the cookies :)


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