First of all, thanks to everyone for your kind comments!! You are all too nice!!
Lincoln and Gram, two of our favorite people, both had birthdays recently. Josh suggested that we bake them a PB treat! They love all things peanut butter. I was thrilled, but what to bake? I rarely get to use peanut butter so I was having a hard time choosing a recipe. There are so many out there that I want to make.
Well, when in doubt, turn to Dorie. She has all of the answers. I decided to make her Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chipsters. Every time I get out BFMHTY, I turn to that page and wish I could bake them. Technically, I could bake them anytime, but that would mean me eating them ALL and that is not necessary:) So, I am glad I finally had a good “excuse” to try these cookies.
I loved the oats, cinnamon, and nutmeg with the peanut butter. Just the right flavor, and of course the chocolate chips enhanced the cookie’s goodness. I also added in some peanut butter chips that were hiding in the freezer. I forgot how much I love peanut butter, these cookies really hit the spot. And most importantly, Lincoln and Gram loved them. I am so glad they enjoyed their extra special birthday treat!
Thanks Dorie for another fabulous sweet treat!
The recipe below makes about 60 cookies. I made a half batch and it was still plenty of cookies. These do freeze well though, so go wild and make a big batch.
~3 cups old fashioned oats
~1 cup all purpose flour
~1 tsp baking soda
~2 tsp ground cinnamon
~¼ tsp freshly ground nutmeg
~¼ tsp salt
~2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature
~1 cup peanut butter–I used chunky, Dorie’s favorite too:)
~1 cup sugar ~1 cup (packed) light brown sugar
~2 large eggs
~1 tsp pure vanilla extract
~9 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped into chunks, or 1 ½ cups store-bought chocolate chips or chunks (I used chocolate and peanut butter chips)
Getting Ready: Position the racks to divide the oven into thirds and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment or silicone mats.
Whisk together the oats, flour, baking soda, spices and salt. Working with a stand mixer, preferably fitted with a paddle attachment, or with a hand mixer in a large bowl, beat the butter, peanut butter, sugar and brown sugar on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating for 1 minute after each addition, then beat in the vanilla.
Reduce the mixer speed to low and slowly add the dry ingredients, beating only until blended. Mix in the chips.
If you have the time, cover and chill the dough for about 2 hours or for up to one day. (Chilling the dough will give you more evenly shaped cookies.) If the dough is not chilled, drop rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto the baking sheets. If the dough is chilled, scoop up rounded tablespoons, roll the balls between your palms and place them 2 inches apart on the sheets. Press the chilled balls gently with the heel of your hand until they are about ½ inch thick.
Bake for 13 to 15 minutes, rotating the sheets from top to bottom and front to back after 7 minutes. The cookies should be golden and just firm around the edges. Lift the cookies onto cooling racks with a wide metal spatula – they’ll firm as they cool.
yah. I don’t bake with nuts for my kids…they haven’t had nuts yet. I sometimes miss it. Your cookies look so yummy!
Oh man I would have just eaten the dough…
Love that shot of the single cookie. I have a feeling I couldn’t eat just one though.
I have to keep my distance from peanuts, too, but I’m okay with other kinds of nuts. Maybe a substitution? I’d love to be able to take a bite of these!
your cookies look absolutely fabulous!!! and boy, i just got back and was i so excited to know about your tv appearance… congratulations, you sure look great and sooooo deserve to be in it… cheers!!! 🙂
These look so delicious! I love the extra PB chips!
i wouldn’t be able to give up PB either. joshua is so wonderful to forego eating the sweets every now and then 😉
That is a fabulous sweet treat. I am going to try these for a weekend treat. Thank you for sharing..
Hi Maria! Has Josh ever tried sunflower seed butter? I’m highly allergic to peanuts (and tree nuts for that matter) and recently got some sunflower seed butter from Trader Joes. It has a similar consistency to organic peanut butter (it’s pretty thick) but I’m so excited to try out some peanut butter cookie recipes with it! The taste might not appeal to a true peanut lover, but it’s worth a try! 🙂 Even though I couldn’t eat them, your cookies look great!
Looks great! Peanut butter is the best!
Holy delicious. I think I will be making these tomorrow.
I’ll bet all that delayed pb gratification made these cookies taste all that much better to you! They look fabulous; great job.
I’m looking forward to this recipe now! I would find it so hard to give up peanut butter in our pantry…I’m glad you were able to indulge for a bit!
I have a bake sale coming up. Want to come to Texas and help? We’ll let you use nuts!
Another great cookie recipe – they look fabulous! I will never tire of PB and choclate together 🙂
As soon as I can get to the grocery store I am making these. Yum!
And a very nice looking cookie too! I should of made these also for our bus trip. 🙂
Wow! Those are beautiful cookies. I love oatmeal and chocolate chip cookies. Heck, I love cookies! I can’t wait to make these!
Peanut Butter anything is my favorite lucky for me Josh and Maria know that…
They fixed these delicious cookies for my birthday!! Thanks again.
These look so good – I am glad that you got the chance to try them.
I’m totally going to have to try out this Dorie recipe. I haven’t made these yet, and man, do they look delicious! I’m glad you were able to sneak in a PB treat. Hope you enjoyed them (and your bday friends, too)!
They look fantastic! Chocolate and pb were made for each other!
I just made these today and they were a hit! I only made a dozen and put the rest of the dough in the fridge. Well that dozen is long gone and now we need to make more!
I think I would die if my Josh was allergic to nuts. But then again, I could make these and eat them all myself!
These look perfect! They are not smooth (as choc. chip cookies should NOT be bumpless!) and look divine. I can’t wait to try this recipe.. The vanilla sounds great!
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dough/cookies are DELISH. they are peanut-buttery without being dry (one of my big complaints about a lot of PB cookies). we used a mix of chocolate chips and reeses pieces – so good. anyway, everyone loved them – thanks again two-peas!
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