Special Oatmeal Chip Cookies Recipe

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My son dubbed these "the cookie" after just one taste, and they've become my signature cookie since then. I haven't shared my "secret" recipe until now. —Carol Poskie, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:33 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 33 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup white candy coating, melted
  • 1 cup dark chocolate candy coating, melted


  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, peanut butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the oats, flour, cinnamon, baking soda and nutmeg; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips.
  2. Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets; flatten to 1/2-in. thickness. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  3. Drizzle with white coating in one direction, then with dark coating in the opposite direction to form a crisscross pattern. Yield: about 5-1/2 dozen.
Editor's Note: Confectionary coating is found in the baking section of most grocery stores. It is sometimes labeled "almond bark" or "candy coating" and is often sold in bulk packages of 1 to 1-1/2 pounds.
Editor's Note: Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.
Originally published as Special Oatmeal Chip Cookies in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p57

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ConnieSue64 User ID: 7114251 223997
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2015

"Very good! Thank you!!!"

bereitbach User ID: 4958434 59101
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2012

"These turned out great. I made them to send in my husband's lunch and had a hard time not eating them myself."

tlbotr User ID: 3451413 79234
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2011

"These cookies don't last long at my house"

bubbees User ID: 4458573 32896
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2009

"This was an awesome cookie! My kids loved it and we would make it again and again"

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