Desserts

Oatmeal-Peanut Butter Cookies

oatmeal peanut butter cookies

When I think of oatmeal, I immediately think of breakfast. These oatmeal peanut butter cookies are easy to make and are a delicious way to get more fiber in your diet. And one might argue that you could even consider these to be “breakfast cookies” which are also highly portable for a breakfast on the run.

The breakfast cookie debate aside, I’ve never liked eating hot oatmeal on its own for breakfast or any meal. As a kid, I was more of a Cream of Wheat fan topped with maple syrup.

But oatmeal as a featured ingredient in another dish – well I can get behind that big time.

Oatmeal adds a great textural dimension to meatloaf and muffin recipes. And an oatmeal base for “breakfast cookies” provides a blank canvas for healthy options like apples, raisins or nuts.

This recipe is my riff off the classic Quaker Oats oatmeal raisin cookie recipe.

Oatmeal-Peanut Butter Cookies

Preheat your oven to 350° F.

oatmeal peanut butter cookies: oatmeal flour and peanut butter chips in mixing bowl

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.

oatmeal peanut butter cookies: ingredients mise en place

In a large bowl, beat butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Add the eggs and vanilla; beat well. Add the flour mixture and mix well.

Stir in the oats by hand, then fold in the peanut butter chips until well blended.

oatmeal peanut butter cookies: use cookie dough scoop for uniform cookies

Using a cookie dough scoop, drop onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Or the old-school way of dropping by rounded tablespoons.

Bake for 10 – 12 minutes, or until lightly brown. Cool for 1 minute on baking sheets before transferring to wire racks to cool completely. Store in airtight container. Makes about 4 dozen Oatmeal-Peanut Butter cookies.

 

Oatmeal-Peanut Butter Cookies

Rating: 51

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 dozen cookies

Ingredients

14 tablespoons butter, softened
1 1/4 cups dark brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
3 cups old fashioned, rolled oats
1 cup peanut butter chips

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 350° F.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, beat butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until creamy.

Add the eggs and vanilla; beat well. Add the flour mixture and mix well.

Stir in the oats by hand, then fold in the peanut butter chips until well blended. Using a cookie dough scoop, drop onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Or the old-school way of dropping by rounded tablespoons.

Bake for 10 - 12 minutes, or until lightly brown. Cool for 1 minute on baking sheets before transferring to wire racks to cool completely. Store in airtight container. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

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