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Peanut Butter Jumbos

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
    9 dozen


  • 1-1/2 cups peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Editor's Note
Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.
Nutrition 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.
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  • knollbrookcook
    Jul 18, 2020

    These were quite delicious. I would think they would be good for anyone on a gluten free diet as there is no flour in them. I used Smarties instead of M & M’s and they worked fine. These cookies spread out while baking so I think I could have made them smaller than I did. I am certain you could not get 9 dozen out of this recipe if you use heaping tablespoonfuls. I used heaping teaspoonfuls and only got 5 dozen. Need to make them much smaller to get 9 dozen. Will be making these again.

  • pajamaangel
    Oct 30, 2018

    These cookies are so good they didn't last long. My new favorite peanut butter cookie recipe!

  • adamscook
    Jun 23, 2018

    These cookies are our new favorite! I was hesitant since they did not have flour, but they turned out perfect! I love the peanut butter, oats and chocolate together!

  • laurie14259
    Dec 5, 2017

    Very simple to make and loved by everyone who tasted them.

  • chocolatecookies
    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.

  • cannk1944
    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
    Feb 7, 2014

    These are THE BEST!

  • mjlouk
    Jan 3, 2014


  • homemadewithlove
    Oct 22, 2013

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

  • agclaud
    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!