The Ultimate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Why choose between your favorite homemade treats? This peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe truly has it all.

Whoever said you can’t have it all has clearly never tried this peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe. It’s the perfect marriage of peanut buttery goodness with oatmeal and a healthy dose of chocolate.

If you’re looking for a recipe to get your kids interested in baking, look no further!

Quick Tips Before You Start

Kerrygold is my go-to butter for baking. It makes tasty baked goods but like all butter, it can lead to cookie dough that’s prone to spreading out. To avoid this, I chill my cookie dough one to two hours—or overnight if I have the patience.

Feeling fancy? Use vanilla beans instead of vanilla extract. Although it’s more expensive, the difference in flavor is real. One whole vanilla bean equals about 3 teaspoons of extract, so you can cut the pod, scrape out what you need and stash the rest for later use.

FYI: Here’s how to make your own vanilla extract at home.

How to Make Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract (or ¼ vanilla bean)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions

Step 1: Butter, butter, sugar

Cream together butter, peanut butter and sugar in a large bowl. Beat in the egg and vanilla. (You’re going to want room-temperature eggs for this.)

Step 2: Mix the dry ingredients

Combine flour, oats, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl. Mix well. Add this to the butter-sugar mixture, then gently stir in the chocolate chips.

If you find your dough leans towards the sticky side, go ahead and add in a bit more flour until it becomes more manageable.

Step 3: Chill out

Chill your dough for at least an hour.

Step 4: Get baking!

Preheat the oven to 350°. Place rounded tablespoons of dough onto a baking sheet lined with baking parchment. I’m all about using baking parchment. It makes baking (and life, in general) so much easier and cleaner.

Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Let them cool on a wire rack, then enjoy!

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Camille Berry
Part of the third generation in a family of restaurateurs, Camille was born with a passion for cooking and food. She embarked on a career in hospitality where she excelled as a sommelier and wine director. This hospitality experience has given her a wealth of first-hand knowledge about how to pair all manner of drinks with food—plus some serious kitchen skills. These days, she's hung up her wine key in favor of a pen and covers all aspects of food and drink.