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.
How to Make Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
- 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
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!