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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Josh was out of town for a couple of days last week. I always hate it when he is gone, but there is one, and only one benefit-I can eat and bake with peanut butter:) The last time he was out of town, I made vegetable spring rolls with peanut dipping sauce-soooo good! This time I wanted to do some baking. I had a hard time deciding what to bake, my peanut butter list is very long. Of course, I ended up baking cookies:)

I wanted a hearty, old fashion, good cookie, so I baked peanut butter oatmeal cookies. I was going to add in chocolate chips, until I looked through my hidden stash of peanut butter goodies:) I found mini Reese’s peanut butter cups-yahoo! They were the perfect addition. The cookies were filled with peanut butter and the oats kept them wholesome. I used chunky peanut butter, the peanut chunks gave the cookies a nice texture. I added in a little bit of cinnamon which added in an extra bit of deliciousness.

I made sure to get rid of the cookies before Josh got home-don’t worry, I didn’t eat the entire batch, I could of, but I shared with friends:) There was no evidence of my peanut butter baking adventures, only the reminder in my mind of how wonderful these cookies are!

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Yield: 3 dozen cookies

Cook Time: 10-12 minutes


3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup white sugar
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter (creamy is fine too)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup mini Reese's peanut butter cups


1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line two baking sheet with Silpats or parchment paper. Set aside.

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

3. Using a mixer, beat the butter and sugars together until creamy-this will take about 2 minutes, on medium speed. Add the peanut butter and mix until creamy. Add in the egg and vanilla. Mix until well combined.

4. On low, add in the dry ingredients. Mix just until the combined, don't over mix.

5. Stir in the oats and peanut butter cups until everything is combined.

6. Scoop the cookies into round balls and place on the prepared baking sheets, leaving 2 inches in between cookies. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly browned and puffed. They will set up after they cool, so don't overbake.

7. Remove cookies from oven and let cool on the baking sheet for about 3 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.

*Note-I found the mini peanut butter cups in the baking aisle.If you can't find mini Reese's peanut butter cups, you can chop regular size Reese's peanut butter cups or use chocolate chips.*

If you like these cookies, you might also like:

Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies from Two Peas and Their Pod
Peanut Butter Chip Cookies from Two Peas and Their Pod
Chocolate Cookies with Peanut Butter Chips from Two Peas and Their Pod
Flourless Monster Cookies from Picky Cook
Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies from Savory Sweet Life
Magic Peanut Butter Middles from Buns in My Oven

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87 Responses to “Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies”

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  1. Rosa — March 8, 2010 @ 4:27 am

    Oats and peanut butter, that is a combo I cannot resist!



  2. Erica — March 8, 2010 @ 6:12 am

    ah! These looks so good- my Josh would LOVE them. He is trying to stay away from sweets right now though (lame ;))- I will have to save this recipe for when he comes back to the good side 😉

  3. Kat — March 8, 2010 @ 7:26 am

    my kind of cookie!!

  4. ashley — March 8, 2010 @ 7:28 am

    yummm mini PB cups! perfect touch! these look good!

  5. Memoria — March 8, 2010 @ 7:58 am

    Yay for peanut butter haha. I’m glad you enjoyed those yummy-looking cookies. I wish your husband a safe trip back home.

  6. kat — March 8, 2010 @ 8:15 am

    Oh my husband would flip over these

  7. Jessica @ How Sweet — March 8, 2010 @ 8:18 am

    Totally up my alley! These look delicious!

  8. Lindsey — March 8, 2010 @ 8:58 am

    Oooooh yum! I’m definitely trying these! I’ve been wanting some yummy pb cookies lately, just haven’t found the right recipe to try! Thanks!

  9. Manggy — March 8, 2010 @ 9:13 am

    Haha, I think I’d call this blog further evidence of your peanut-butter baking adventures — but if you need to get rid of some more evidence you can always mail those delicious morsels to me.

  10. Cookin' Canuck — March 8, 2010 @ 9:46 am

    I can personally attest to the fact that these cookies are absolutely delicious. They are perfectly chewy with a great hit of peanut butter flavor, which is not overwhelming in any way.

  11. Laurie — March 8, 2010 @ 10:08 am

    These sound so yummy! I was going to attempt your New York Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe find.. but I usually only make cookies at the spur of the moment when we all need a quick fix.. the 24 hour refrigeration time caused me to say next time. But these would be perfect for a quick cookie fix!

  12. Mary — March 8, 2010 @ 10:33 am

    The only thing better than an oatmeal cookie is an oatmeal cookie with peanut butter. These look wonderful, Maria.

  13. Joanne — March 8, 2010 @ 11:54 am

    You are a super good wife, giving up PB when your hubby is home. I’m not sure I could ever do such a thing. We’d have to have a separate PB-friendly room so that I could enjoy my almost daily sandwiches 😛

    the cookies look delicious! I love the idea of adding mini Reese’s!

  14. Sarah — March 8, 2010 @ 11:59 am

    Just when I thought I have eaten every kind of cookie – you surprise me with these.

  15. Kelly @ EvilShenanigans — March 8, 2010 @ 1:06 pm

    How yummy are those?? They look so tasty! I love cinnamon and peanut butter, BTW. They are meant to be!

  16. Jamie Cooks It Up! — March 8, 2010 @ 2:16 pm

    Looks great! Your plate really adds a lot of pizazz!

  17. Blond Duck — March 8, 2010 @ 2:31 pm

    B/c I am a shameless PB addict, I would replace the Reeces chips with more PB chips and drool all over myself as I inhaled these…oh yum.

  18. grace — March 8, 2010 @ 3:42 pm

    those are some massive and amazing cookies, maria! i don’t think i’ve ever had peanut butter and oatmeal in the same batch of cookies, but there’s no doubt i’d love it!

  19. Aubrey — March 8, 2010 @ 4:25 pm

    Mini peanut butter cups….how have I not found these?!? My boyfriend is going to love these. Thanks for sharing!

  20. Barbara Bakes — March 8, 2010 @ 4:35 pm

    Love the mini Reese’s peanut butter cups in these!

  21. sweetlife — March 8, 2010 @ 4:38 pm

    Oh pb yummy!!
    great pic!!


  22. Amanda — March 8, 2010 @ 5:30 pm

    My monster cookie has oatmeal and peanut butter… but I have never thought to do JUST an oatmeal peanut butter cookie! Brilliant! It sounds delish and looks even better… GREAT site and GREAT photography!!

    God bless-

  23. Reeni — March 8, 2010 @ 5:36 pm

    I made PB Oatmeal Cookies today! But they are nowhere near as scrumptious as yours with the PB cups!

  24. Katrina — March 8, 2010 @ 7:06 pm

    Mmmm! I’m SO glad no one at our house is allergic to peanuts or any nuts for that matter, I don’t know how I’d live! 😉
    The cookies look great, love the crackly look.

  25. Megan — March 8, 2010 @ 7:31 pm

    Wow. I need to find mini pb cups! This recipe is great!!

  26. Deborah — March 8, 2010 @ 8:16 pm

    I can’t wait to make these. I took one home with me, but my husband ate half of it, so I only got one half the next morning. It was fantastic!

  27. megan — March 8, 2010 @ 8:27 pm

    I love peanut butter cookies! Doesn’t it ever amaze you just how many varieties of cookies there are? I keep baking and baking, and there’s so many left to try. It’s really a wonderful thing :) These look so good, and they’ve been added to my list!

  28. Natashya — March 8, 2010 @ 8:49 pm

    I love oatmeal cookies – great idea to make them peanut butter!

  29. “1 cup mini Reese’s peanut butter cups” OK that is all I need to know. Those babies with butter, oats and more PB….life is good. Glad you got to indulge :)

  30. SLCFoodie — March 8, 2010 @ 10:47 pm

    These are my favorite cookies! And they photographed well after all!

  31. Esi — March 8, 2010 @ 11:03 pm

    I could probably eat eat least ten of these in one sitting.

  32. Monica h — March 8, 2010 @ 11:29 pm

    I love their crackly tops. pretty.

  33. tasteofbeirut — March 9, 2010 @ 4:57 am

    These cookies look irresistible! I have a box of oatmeal around waiting to be consumed, thanks for the idea!

  34. Amy(Super Healthy Kids) — March 9, 2010 @ 7:22 am

    Did you know when you combine oats wtih peanut butter; the thermodynamic effect of metabolizing it is greater than the calories in the cookie! :)
    Someone really tried to tell me that on Sunday!! (and I got the feeling the actually believed it)

  35. CB — March 9, 2010 @ 7:46 am

    You can’t see me but I’m desperately trying to hide the computer screen from my Hubs or he’ll force me to make these cookies for him. HA HA!

  36. megan — March 9, 2010 @ 8:06 am

    I love those little PB cups! Looks like a great cookie!

  37. Cathy — March 9, 2010 @ 9:46 am

    These look delicious! Fortunately, we all like (and can eat) peanut butter here, so I’m putting these at the top of my cookie list!

  38. Veggie Virginia — March 9, 2010 @ 10:34 am

    Do you use natural peanut butter or the more conventional Jiffy-type peanut butter? I only keep the natural stuff in my house, but I find that some recipes don’t work as well with it.

    • twopeas replied: — March 9th, 2010 @ 1:36 pm

      Veggie Virginia-I didn’t use natural peanut butter in this recipe-I used crunchy Skippy. If you try natural, let me know if it works:)

  39. Elle — March 9, 2010 @ 10:52 am

    Love the mini pb cups–I need to track some of those down.

  40. Cookiepie — March 9, 2010 @ 12:22 pm

    Two of my favorite cookies in one – yum!!!

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