Easy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
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Easy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

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These Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies are great with a glass of cold milk! With their peanutty flavor, these scrumptious cookies hit the spot. Plus, they couldn't be easier to make! —Marilyn Blankschien, Clintonville, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1-1/4 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Nutritional Facts

67 calories: 1 cookie, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 57mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 0 starch, 0 fat.


  1. In a small bowl, cream peanut butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg. Add oats and baking soda to creamed mixture; mix well.
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets; flatten slightly. Bake at 350° for 6-8 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies in Simple & Delicious January/February 2010, p17

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Reviewed Aug. 22, 2016

"I added 3 tablespoons of milk and 2 tablespoons of butter moved oats to 1 1/2 cups oats and it does great!"

Reviewed Mar. 10, 2016

"I tried 3 times. Following the recipe exactly. The batter was falling apart. I thought that the crumbling wouldn't a problem. The finished product looks like crushed up granola. The taste is ok. Not a cookie for sure."

Reviewed Feb. 26, 2016

"I added a tbsp of oil to the recipe and used creamy peanut butter. They came out great. Nothing like homemade cookies! Best of all no flour or butter! Will make these often."

Reviewed Nov. 12, 2015

"I added a handful of chocolate chips and left them round and they came out wonderful. More like chewy peanut ball. My toddler loved them as well."

Reviewed Jul. 14, 2015

"Changed a few things to make them more 'cookie' like - Added 40g butter, 1/2 cup SR Flour and only 1 cup oats. Turned out perfect."

Reviewed Jul. 12, 2015

"Delicious! I loved these cookies!!! I did cut the sugar in half and replaced with honey worked perfectly!"

Reviewed Jun. 24, 2015

"Since there's no butter in this recipe, the texture of these cookies is definitely different than a regular peanut butter cookie, if that's what you're looking for. I used natural peanut butter, which probably made the dough even more dry since there isn't all the added oil and sugar. However, they still taste great. It wouldn't be my first choice for a cookie, but my kids definitely enjoyed every bite!"

Reviewed Apr. 25, 2015

"This recipe is definitely not made for old fashioned oats, so use a different recipe if that's what you have! I made it work by adding a few things. Another tablespoon of peanut butter (I used creamy), a tablespoon of coconut oil, a tablespoon of honey, a dash of milk, and a dash of vanilla. They ended up turning out well but it would just be easier to find a better recipe. If you don't add stuff they would just be oat crumbles."

Reviewed Mar. 8, 2015

"I used old fashioned oats. And I didn't have baking soda, after much debate over whether or not I was going to run to the store solely for baking soda, I just used baking powder. I also doubled the recipe and the yield is off, it only made 2 dozen. With doubling the recipe, I used half creamy peanut butter and half crunchy peanut butter. I baked them for 7 minutes. PERFECTION!!! These cookies were so delicious that my husband ate over a half dozen before the second tray was done baking. I would definitely recommend these cookies with a few tweaks!"

Reviewed Mar. 7, 2015

"I work in a group home for seniors and I am always looking for good tasting and healthy (sort of) ideas for baking with them. We made theses and they loved them. I know a few people had bad luck with these so try baking them for just six minutes as we did. We are going to make them again and add chocolate chips. One resident suggested using this recipe for thumb print cookies and adding strawberry jam."

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