These Chewy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies are so amazing, you’re going to want to make a double batch! Soft and sweet with gooey chocolate chips, they are simply scrumptious.
If you want to try some other delicious chewy cookie recipes, check out our banana oatmeal cookies and oatmeal chocolate chips cookies.
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
If you love deliciously chewy cookies, then these peanut butter oatmeal cookies are for you. The texture is so yummy because of the chewiness of the oats and peanut butter. Add in the rich sweetness of brown sugar and butter with gooey chocolate chips, and these cookies are a knock out. These go great with dessert or alongside your tea or coffee. They also make a nice addition at get-togethers or in holiday boxes. They not only look great, but taste delicious, too. You’re going to love these yummy oatmeal cookies.
Here’s What You’ll Need
- Wet ingredients- Butter, Granulated sugar, Brown sugar, Vanilla Extract, and Eggs.
- Dry ingredients- All-purpose flour, Baking powder, Baking soda, and Salt.
- Flavor enhancers- Old-fashioned rolled oats, Semi-sweet chocolate chips, and Creamy peanut butter
Can I Use Instant Oats instead?
You can, but it won’t have the same texture. Because instant oats are broken down more so they will cook faster into oatmeal, they don’t hold onto their shape and texture as well as old-fashioned oats, so you lose some of that great chew. But taste-wise, they’re pretty much the same, so you can substitute instant oats in this recipe.
How To Make Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
- Sift the dry ingredients. Sift the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl.
- Cream the sugar and butter. In another bowl, mix the two sugars with the softened butter using an electric hand mixer. Beat for about a minute on medium-high speed, or until the ingredients are well-creamed together.
- Add the eggs and vanilla. Add in the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla extract, and beat again until combined.
- Mix in the peanut butter. Now add the peanut butter to the mixture and beat at high speed.
Combine with the flour mixture. Using a spatula, mix in the dry ingredients until no more flour is visible.
6. Add in the oats and chocolate chips. Pour in the chocolate chips and oats, and mix well.
7. Scoop out the dough. Scoop out the cookie dough with a cookie scoop, placing the mounds on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. If you prefer, you can roll each one into a ball so they bake into rounder cookies.
8. Add more chocolate chips on top. On top of each cookie, add some extra chocolate chips, about 1/2 cup total will do.
9. Bake. Bake the peanut butter oatmeal cookies for 10 minutes on the center rack at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Enjoy!
- Use room temperature eggs- The eggs will blend better with the other ingredients if they are not cold, giving the cookies better texture.
- Roll the dough balls in your hand- If you like your cookies nice and round, then roll them with your hand after scooping them so they bake into circles. But this step is optional.
- The chocolate chips are optional- If you don’t have or want to add the chocolate chips, you can skip them. But these cookies are so much tastier with some chocolate in them, so I recommend not leaving this ingredient out.
- Bake on the center rack- The center rack gets the evenest heat distribution, baking your cookies from all sides and ensuring they are cooked just enough, but not too much, which would affect their chewiness.
More Cookies Recipes
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- Double Chocolate Cookies
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- Monster Cookies
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- Amaretti Cookies
- Jumbo Walnut Chocolate Chips Cookies
Watch a video on how to make these delicious cookies!
Full Recipe Instructions
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter softened
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup golden brown sugar packed
- 1 large egg + 1 egg yolk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 cups old-fashioned whole rolled oats
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Sift the dry ingredients
- Start off by sifting 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon baking soda, and 1 teaspoon salt into a large bowl. Then set it aside.
Cream butter and sugar
- Now, in a separate bowl add 1 cup of softened unsalted butter, 3/4 cup granulated sugar, and 3/4 cups of golden brown sugar. Using an electric hand mixer, beat that on medium-high speed for about 1 minute or until the butter and sugar are well-creamed together. ￼￼
Mix in eggs, vanilla, and peanut butter
- Next, add 1 large egg and 1 egg yolk, along with 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Beat again until well combined.
- Now add 1 cup of creamy peanut butter to the butter and sugar mixture. And combine once more at high speed.
Add flour mixture
- Then, add the sifted flour mixture to the cookie dough and gently mix it in using a spatula. Mix until no more dry patches of flour are visible.
Mix in the oatmeal and chocolate chips
- Lastly, add 2 cups of old-fashioned whole rolled oats and 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips. Mix well.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Scoop, roll, and bake
- Scoop out mounds of the cookie dough using a medium trigger release cookie scoop. Then place them onto your prepared baking sheet. You can leave them as they are or roll each cookie dough ball into your hand for a prettier baked cookie.
- Now add extra semisweet chocolate chips on top of the cookies before baking. I used about 1/2 cup of chocolate chips.
- Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 minutes on the center rack
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UPDATE: Using Quick Oats instead of Old Fashioned Rolled Oats and baked for 13 min. Instead of 10 min. In my oven. I yielded 47 cookies with my medium size pampered chef cookie scoop
The verdict is in! It’s safe to use quick oats instead old fashioned rolled oats. My family loved them! They said this recipe was a keeper! They enjoyed the combination of the chocolaty peanut buttery taste and the soft chewey texture of your Peanut Butter Oatmeal cookies. I baked half of the cookies with a few extra chocolate chips on top before I put them in the oven and half without. Either way they looked and tasted AMAZING. Thanks for sharing your recipes.
Silly Snake 🐍
Yay!! That is so awesome to hear your whole family loved these peanut butter oatmeal cookies 🙂 Thank you so much for following up regarding this recipe and letting me know how it went! I hope you find many more delicious recipes on my blog to enjoy 🙂
Thanks for getting back to my question about using quick oats. I Will be making a batch of these cookies today. I will be sure to let you know how they came out and if my family enjoyed them.🙂
Silly Snake 🐍
You are very welcome Rachel! I hope you all love them 🙂
I’m thinking about making this recipe, but I currently have a lot quick oats in my pantry. I really don’t want to buy anymore until I use up what I have. Have you made these cookies with quick oats before? Will they still taste yummy? Please let me know.
Silly Snake 🐍
Hi Rachel 🙂 I have not tried making these peanut butter oatmeal cookies with quick oats so I can’t say for sure. However, the quick oats should still work well for this recipe 🙂 I hope you love these cookies and please let me know how it goes! This way your answer will be here for others just in case they want to try that as well 🙂
Very nice and yummy …can i know 1bowl is how many g…
Hi Jes, I am currently working on metic options for my recipes. But for now, it’s not something I have yet. I know there are many online conversion sites that can help you with convert cups to grams 🙂
My 13 & 11 year old boys made these several days ago and they turned out wonderfully! We totally recommend these- thank you for the recipe.
Wow, that is so awesome Anna! Thank you for sharing your kind feedback 🙂