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."

MY REVIEW 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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