Soft Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch


6-1/2 dozen

Updated: Jul. 11, 2023
These soft cookies are a favorite of relatives and friends. When I double the recipe and take them to work, they always disappear.
Soft Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 jar (12 ounces) peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon corn syrup
  • 4-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup English toffee bits or almond brickle chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream peanut butter, butter and sugars until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in baking soda, vanilla and corn syrup. Stir in oats, chips and toffee bits.
  2. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake until lightly browned, 10-12 minutes. Cool 1 minute before removing from pans to wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 98 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 73mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.