Oatmeal-Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

As I was cleaning out my pantry the other day, I realized that I had a bag of peanut butter and chocolate swirl chips. I have no idea when or why I bought them, my guess would be I had some grand plan for them that lacked a great deal of follow through. Since they were lurking in the depths of the pantry smashed between a bottle of red wine vinegar and a can of fat free ravioli, I figured it was time to put them to good use. I did a little searching and came across a recipe on allrecipes that looked very familiar, but I could not figure out why.

Then as I was making the dough, it hit me! I made these back in May when I ran out of butter and subbed butter flavored Crisco instead. This time around I followed the recipe which called for all butter and the results definitely surpassed the Crisco version.

These cookies bake up beautifully and stay very fresh for several days when stored in a sealed container. This recipe has a great combination of flavors that is sure to please the Cookie Monster in your life. Seriously, what can be better than oatmeal, peanut butter and chocolate?

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Yield: 18 cookies


1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (I used Beanilla Vanilla Paste)
1 egg
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 cup peanut butter and chocolate swirl chips (your favorite chocolate chip will be just fine)


1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).

2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Stir in the peanut butter, vanilla and egg until well blended.

3. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into the batter just until moistened. Mix in the oats and chocolate chips until evenly distributed. Drop by tablespoonfuls on to lightly greased cookie sheets.

4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until the edges start to brown. Cool on cookie sheets for about 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

adapted from allrecipes.com


28 Responses to “Oatmeal-Peanut Butter Chip Cookies”

  1. Sara — September 12, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    These cookies sound great. It's like all my favorites rolled into one. :)

  2. Leslie — September 12, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    I do the same thing..I buy all these funn things in hope to make something yummy and then forget.
    Love the cookies!

  3. Hilary — September 12, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    We do a really similar recipe that we love, except we do 1/2 whole wheat flour and 1/2 white . . . tastes great and nobody knows the difference!

  4. breadetbutter — September 12, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    This looks yummy, exactly the kind of cookie I'd enjoy. Bookmarking it for future use! :)

  5. Jennifer — September 12, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    I do that allllll the time- buy things with intentions to bake something and then find it later! These cookies look sooooo good!!!!!

  6. Maria — September 12, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    I haven't baked cookies all week. I am going through withdrawls, yours look great!

  7. VeggieGirl — September 12, 2009 at 8:58 pm


  8. Trish — September 12, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    oh…I am so making these tonight to pack up for the university son to take back to rez! Won't he be a hit when he returns with boxes of these! Thanks a mint for the recipe!!

  9. hello-emma — September 13, 2009 at 2:26 am

    Those looks so good! And your photos are really beautiful! :)

  10. outoftherabbithole — September 13, 2009 at 8:25 am

    Oatmeal means the cookie is healthy :) I love the use of vanilla paste.

  11. Angie — September 13, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    Looks delicious, I love fresh homemade cookies! What a great idea!

  12. Palidor — September 13, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    They look wonderful! You really can't go wrong when you combine peanut butter and chocolate. ;-)

  13. m — September 13, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    I love the idea of those swirled chips, but how was the peanut butter flavor? I am always disappointed by the flavor in peanut butter chips…

  14. Ingrid — September 13, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    I'm got a boat load of ingredients for "just in case".

  15. Trish — September 13, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Jamie….I made these into a cookie bar and they turned out fabulous. They are now sitting in my son's dorm room…being devoured by many a student I am sure! Thanks for sharing! Oh…and I posted them on my site….credits and kudos to you and your blog!

  16. sherri — September 14, 2009 at 7:38 am

    I love oatmeal cookies and these sound even better than mine.

  17. Karin — September 14, 2009 at 8:07 am

    ow- three clasic cookies all rolled into one! And of course, since they have oatmeal in them, they must be healthy!

  18. Eliana — September 14, 2009 at 9:12 am

    There is nothing better than that flavor combo – chocolate, oatmeal and peanut butter – YUM!!!

  19. Tracey — September 14, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    These look fantastic Jamie! Love your photo too. What a great combination of flavors – I'll definitely give them a shot soon.

  20. Siobhán — September 15, 2009 at 6:28 am

    Yum! Why can't we get chips like that in Ireland… I would go mental if I ever lived in the US! :)

  21. Debbie — September 15, 2009 at 10:50 am

    Love the combo and they look delicious. I am afraid to admit how much I find in my pantry that I've bought at onetime and completely forgotten about!

  22. Tanya — October 13, 2009 at 11:56 am

    HI Jamie! Thank you for the recipe! These were one of the first successful un-flat cookies I've made in years! They were a huge hit at home and on my hubby's submarine!! Thank you again!

  23. Rebecca — February 5, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Yes. cookies. After being snowed inside for almost a week, I think I need to do some baking. These look delicious.

  24. Lauren — February 15, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Just made them now and they’re delicious! Thanks so much for the great recipe!

  25. Sydneylyn — May 29, 2011 at 8:02 am

    We baked this yesterday and blogged about it! :) http://sydneycutie.blogspot.com/2011/05/baked-satruday-part-1.html

  26. Nereen — December 18, 2012 at 8:09 am

    I’m sorry but i dont get with the ingredient 1 cup peanut butter and chocolate swirl chips.. Care to explain?

  27. Jelilat — July 8, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    Can quick rather than rolled oats be used for this?

    • Jamie — July 9th, 2015 at 8:29 am

      Hello! I haven’t tried using quick cooking oats, but I think it will be just fine. Thanks for stopping by!

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