Saturday, February 19, 2011

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Food blogging is a funny little subsection of the world. You make "friends" and you form connections. Ironically, a couple years ago, a blogger I "knew" from blogging contacted me and said she just found out that she worked with my husband. It was so funny and such a small world. After that event Cathy and I would send goodies to one another through John. One of the goodies I received were these cookies. It must have been almost two years ago that I received these cookies but I have never stopped thinking about them. I don't know what took me so long to get around to making them but I'm so glad I did. They are goooooood. I love the added crunch from the oatmeal, and really peanut butter and chocolate are always a winning combination. I am so glad I finally made these because they were delicious and I will absolutely be making them again (and again... and again...)

Source: Cathy's Kitchen Journey

1/2 cup butter 
1/2 cup white sugar 
1/3 cup packed brown sugar 
1 cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy will both work) 
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 
1 egg 
1 cup all-purpose flour 
1 teaspoon baking soda 
1/4 teaspoon salt 
1/2 cup rolled oats 
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


1. Preheat oven to 350° F (175° C).
2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Stir in the peanut butter, vanilla and egg until well blended. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into the batter just until moistened. Mix in the oats and chocolate chips until evenly distributed. Drop by tablespoonfuls on to lightly greased cookie sheets.(Flatten the cookies because these don’t spread.)
3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until the edges start to brown. Cool on cookie sheets for about 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.


  1. Three of my all time favorite things in a cookie? Don't mind if I do!

  2. I love the combination here Stephanie! I'm craving cookies big time now!

  3. Its a snow day here in Minnesota and I'm so excited to make this cookie recipe.. Thank you

  4. I love a recipe that I have all the ingredients for on hand already - made these with my daughter this morning and we've all been snacking on them all day! yummy!

  5. Just pulled these out of the oven a few minutes ago and they're yummy! They're nice and hearty and not overly sweet. My kind of cookie! Can't really go wrong with PB and chocolate :)

    Thanks for a great recipe!