Peanut Butter Jumbos Recipe
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Peanut Butter Jumbos Recipe

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Oats, peanut butter and chocolate make these soft, chewy cookies hearty and nutritious. My whole family agrees this recipe is a real winner. —Deborah Huffer, Staunton, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES:108 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES: 108 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup M&M's miniature baking bits

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 153 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 106mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream peanut butter, butter and sugars until blended. Beat in eggs and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk oats and baking soda; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and baking bits.
  2. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake 12-14 minutes or until edges are browned. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Store in airtight containers. Yield: 9 dozen.
Editor's Note: Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.
Originally published as Peanut Butter Jumbos in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p103

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chocolatecookies User ID: 1014884 247560
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2016

"I didn't want to take the time to make regular cookies so I made a half recipe as bar cookies in a 13 x 9-in. well-greased pan and baked at 350 for 20 minutes. These are very good cookies, tasty and fairly moist. I used 1/2 cup each of regular milk chocolate chips and miniature semisweet chips, but otherwise used the listed ingredients halved. Thanks to mreilly615 for comments about making these as bar cookies."

[email protected] User ID: 975494 229323
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2015

"Very Good. I only had 2cups of oats so added 1 cup of flour. Also used 1/2 cup regular sized chocolate chips."

Cherie Hill User ID: 1488797 203808
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2014

"These are THE BEST!"

mjlouk User ID: 1712085 41757
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2014


homemadewithlove User ID: 4311884 203807
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2013

"Great cookie! Versatile - could use raisins, peanut butter chips, chopped peanuts - for a different cookie each time. Love oatmeal cookies!"

agclaud User ID: 1678267 80917
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2011

"I make these quite a bit to send to my daughter in college and for my son to take to school for break to hold him over til lunch. I follow the recipe, except reduce the sugar to 1/2 cup, use Old Fashioned Oats, and occasionally substitute applesauce for the butter. They are soft, delicious, and fairly healthy for a cookie! Yummm!"

mreilly615 User ID: 2340136 102240
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2011

"These were a big hit with the family. I halved the recipe and made bar cookies out of them. I cooked them in a 9X13 cake pan and cooked them for 20 min. They were moist and very good."

mtngma17 User ID: 4032375 203806
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2011

"I put raisins and mini chocolate chips in mine very good. Everyone loves them."

susanpaula User ID: 1190098 27959
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2010

"I've made these several times. I am always asked for the recipe. Delicious and I love all the oats!"

Kmcl User ID: 4202589 28603
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2009

"These are the best cookies ever. I sometimes subsitute 1 cup of four for the oats for thicker cookies. Delicious!"

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