Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies! Chewy oatmeal cookies get dressed up with peanut butter and chocolate chips. My newest favorite cookie.

I hope you guys had a nice and relaxing holiday weekend. Unfortunately, I worked the weekend (boo ), but before that I was off for something like ten WHOLE days which was aweSOME! I got a lot of important stuff done like getting caught up on my laundry, I started a new book and made cookies.

Now it’s Monday, and like a lot of ya I still have some Thanksgiving leftovers hanging around, and I could’ve (maybe should’ve) come at you with a turkey leftover post, but I figured you’re just about as turkey-d out as I am, sooo how about a cookie? A cookie packed with lots of delicious goodies?

What’s that? You were so in the mood for a cookie recipe? Oh goodie! Because these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies will knock your socks off.

Peanut butter. Chocolate Chip. Oatmeal COOKIES! Youuuuu guys these are my newest favorite cookie because they’re a little like this recipe… But totally different because of the peanut butter (and minus the coconut and toffee bits), make sense? The result is chewy, butter-y, chocolate chippy cookies. Heaven on earth I tell ya.

Start by measuring out the 2-1/2 cups of old fashioned oats (NOT quick oats), a cup of all purpose flour and 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour. Then add the two teaspoons of baking soda and the 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt.

Next combine all the dry ingredients in a medium bowl.

Then in the bowl of your mixer combine the butter, sugars and peanut butter.

Mix on medium speed until light and fluffy, which is about 3-5 minutes.

Then add in one egg at a time and the 3/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Once that’s all combined, slowly add spoonfuls of the dry ingredients until all the dry ingredients are worked in.

Lastly add the cup of chocolate chips. I’m a big BIG fan of Ghirardelli, and no they don’t pay me to say that. I honestly just love how they’re so much bigger than regular ol’ chips and I stock up on bags and BAGS of them when they are on sale.

Mix those slowly {on low speed} until combined.

I still don’t have those fancy ice cream scoops to measure out perfect, equal amounts of cookie dough… so I use two tablespoons and round out a heaping tablespoon of dough into balls. Hey, it works. In fact I learned this little trick when I was on maternity leave after my first daughter was born. I would sit on the couch holding her in my arms all day long watching The Food Network. Gale Gand’s show Sweet Dreams was my favorite.

Then I just baked them in a 350 degree oven for 13 to 15 minutes {I rotate my pan halfway through for even baking}. I let them cool in the pan for five minutes before removing them to a wire rack.

Then I dressed them up with a little leftover kitchen twine before cramming the entire stack into my mouth.

Just kidding… I removed the string first silly.

I love these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies still warm from the oven, I love them the next day when the chocolate chips have had time to hardened and I especially love them as a midnight snack.

Enjoy! And if you give these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

My cookbook Simply Scratch : 120 Wholesome Homemade Recipes Made Easy is now available! CLICK HERE for details and THANK YOU in advance! 

Yield: 3 dozen

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Chewy oatmeal cookies get dressed up with peanut butter and chocolate chips. My newest favorite cookie.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 2-1/2 cups old fashioned oats (not quick oats)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°.
  2. In a large bowl combine the oats, flours, baking soda and salt. Stir to combine and set off to the side.
  3. In the bowl of your mixer, add the butter, sugars and peanut butter. Mix on medium speed until fluffy {about 3-5 minutes}.
  4. Add the eggs, one at a time until incorporated and then add in the vanilla extract.
  5. Reduce the speed to low and gradually add in the flour/oat mixture until combined.
  6. Lastly add in the cup of chocolate chips and mix until combined.
  7. Place rounded tablespoons of cookie dough two inches apart on a lined baking sheet and bake in your preheated oven for 13-15 minutes, rotate the pan halfway through.
  8. Let cool for 5 minute before removing them to a wire rack to cool. Repeat with remaining cookie dough.
  9. Store cookies in an airtight container for up to a week.
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27 Responses to “Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies”

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    Blog is the New Black — November 26, 2012 at 8:19 am

    These totally look like marriage-material cookies!

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    Morgan — November 26, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    I totally need these. Yum!

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    Amy — November 26, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Ha-ha great post Laurie!

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    Heather (Heather's Dish) — November 26, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Girlfriend, I’m just trying to make sure my pants still fit over the next month – this isn’t helping! 🙂

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — November 26, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    I just love the holidays and all the posts are about cookies and desserts. These look amazing!

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    Mandie @ Oh So Decadent — November 26, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    I completely and 100% agree that if it was socially acceptable to marry a cookie, this one would be for me. They look absolutely delicious! I’ll definitely be making these in the near future :).

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    Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats — November 26, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    This has all three of my favorite thing..peanut butter, chocolate, and oatmeal. Ive been craving cookies..I think its time to go make some now! Thanks for the kick in the butt!

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    Julia — November 26, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    I made something similar recently and loved them!! My husband still asks me to make them again and again and again! 🙂

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    Julie @ Table for Two — November 26, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    I agree with you completely on Ghiradelli chocolate chips! I buy huge bags of it at Costco/BJ’s wholesale. They’re HUGE and make cookies that much better to eat cause you pretty much get a load of chocolate in your bite 🙂 i love the chewy and soft consistency of these cookies! PB & chocolate & oatmeal is ALWAYS a win-win! 🙂

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    Cathy @ Noble Pig — November 26, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Mmmmm, one of my fave combos. I love that brand chips too!!

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    danielle — November 26, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    they’re in the oven right now. after following you for over a year now, my pantry has all simply scratch baking staples (i.e. dark brown sugar, ghiradelli chips (bittersweet, milk, semi-sweet), kosher salt), so my daughters (3 and 18 months) and i are ready to bake your delicious creations at any given moment. =) keep ’em coming!

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    Cassie | Bake Your Day — November 26, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    These are gorgeous, Laurie! Oatmeal cookies make me swoon. And I would kill for 10 days off!!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — November 26, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    What a pretty cookie! Love the sound of this!

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    Ethan — November 27, 2012 at 1:49 am

    These are baking in the oven now and they smell amazing. Thanks for sharing !

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    Anna @ Hidden Ponies — November 27, 2012 at 6:27 am

    Yup, I am ALWAYS up for a cookie recipe. These are wonderful!

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    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — November 27, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    That sounds marvelous! Wish I could get my hands on a couple of those…

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    Erin — November 27, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    I adore peanut butter and I am all about adding oats to the cookies to make them seem healthier O:-)

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    Julia {The Roasted Root} — November 28, 2012 at 12:37 am

    Sorry to hear you had to work the whole weekend – I was right there with ya! Not such a bad thing considering I had a bunch of time off beforehand, too 🙂 Your cookies have everything I love and I want to gobble them up!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — November 28, 2012 at 1:02 am

    Sorry that you had the work but 10 days off sounds awesome! I called in sick from work today and it’s amazing how much you can get done when you’re not at work! Love these cookies btw. This is such a winning combo!

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    Milk for New Born — November 28, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Oh so yummy! Perfect for warm milk and a good book before going to bed! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — November 28, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    LAURIE! This post is a cry from heaven. How did you know i’ve been searching to find the perfect peanut butter oatmeal cookie recipe? Trying this one out ASAP. My boyfriend is a pb fiend – much more than I am (is that possible?) he is going to love these. I’m going to bake them for him after he passes a major work exam next week. 🙂

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — November 28, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Laurie they look so good! One of my fave cookies on my blog is a peanut butter-oatmeal- choc chip cookie. I love the combo so much I actually have a few versions…lol Seriously yours look awesome and perfect and tons of oaty texture.

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    Shopping Kim — February 24, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Thanks for the recipe! My daughter is making these right now, and I can’t wait to taste them!

    • simplyscratch replied: — February 24th, 2013 @ 9:04 pm

      Ooooh! You’re gonna LOVE them! 🙂

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — April 11, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    I wish I had a dozen of these right now!

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    SkyKaeMom — February 10, 2017 at 8:40 am

    These are awesome!! In an effort to reduce calories I tried switching the sugars for Truvia baking sugars and my boys are still gobbling them up!! Thank you

    • Laurie McNamara replied: — February 17th, 2017 @ 9:53 am

      Good to know!! 🙂

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