Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

When I was a kid I loved cookies. Chocolate chip cookies, snickerdoodles, chocolate chocolate chip, M&M cookies, peanut butter cookies. You name it, I loved it. Except for the oatmeal cookie. Can you guess who did happen to be a big fan of the oatmeal cookie? My father, the cookie baker of the house.

He would head to the kitchen and start mixing away and then I’d start smelling something delicious. I’d run in there to see what was happening and I’d be greeted with a plateful of delicious smelling, scrumptious looking, disgusting old oatmeal raisin cookies. I’d take one bite, spit out the raisins and start whining.


My poor dad would just start crying. He would sob and wring his hands and just weep for hours after I spit out his cookies. It was quite sad.

Alright, so I guess I should tell you the truth before my big manly father has a stroke because I’ve told the internet that he weeps over cookies. The truth is that he did bake oatmeal raisin cookies and they weren’t my favorite, but I ate them anyway. I was a child. Of course I ate the cookies! If I hadn’t eaten the cookies my dad wouldn’t have cried. He probably would have been secretly happy to get to eat them all himself.


Today I decided to face my fears and bake oatmeal cookies. There are no raisins in my cookies (I wouldn’t dream of adding them. Cookies should have chocolate, not fruit. I’m talking to you, Dad.), but there are peanut butter chips and a mixture of milk and dark chocolate chips. I’m happy to say that I have seen the light. Oatmeal cookies are actually pretty tasty.

And, just in case my dad hasn’t quite forgiven me for telling the internet that he’s a big crybaby, I’m planning on taking him a big batch tonight. I just hope he doesn’t behave the way I used to when he sees that I’ve left out the raisins.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, softened
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups of Quaker Oats (Quick)
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat together sugars and butter until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla, beat well. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a bowl. Slowly add to the creamed butter mixture, mixing well. Slowly stir in oats.
  2. Drop spoonfuls on to a greased or parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for 10-13 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack.

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20 Responses to “Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies”

  1. Rosa August 18, 2009 @ 10:58 pm (#

    What fantastic cookies! I love peanut butter!




  2. HaB August 19, 2009 @ 7:35 am (#

    WELCOME to the Wonderful of the Oatmeal cookie!!! And I could not agree with you more – fruit has no place in a cookie. It defeats the whole purpose of a cookie.


  3. Jill August 19, 2009 @ 9:27 am (#

    Those look awesome! I prefer my oatmeal cookies without raisins, too, but my husband doesn’t agree. I say I’m making oatmeal cookies and I don’t put raisins in them and he’s all “I thought you said you were making oatmeal cookies. Where are the raisins?” And I’m all “I did make oatmeal cookies. What you’re talking about are oatmeal raisin cookies and there is a big difference. Raisins are fine on their own, but hidden in food they are evil tricksters who must be destroyed.” Then he eats the cookies anyway. The end.


  4. MamaBug August 19, 2009 @ 8:35 pm (#

    Oh, my lovin’ God! Your cookies look fantastic!
    I remember my mother baking raisin cookies for my dad-the same recipe as chocolate chip cookies but with raisins. Oh, the horror when biting into a cookie thinking you were going to get a tasty bite of chocolate and you get a mouthful of raisin instead. One of my more scarring childhood disappointments, to be sure.
    Thanks for the recipe!


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  6. Simone (junglefrog) August 20, 2009 @ 1:09 am (#

    I love oatmeal cookies and your chocolaty version is even better! I am sure your dad is gonna forgive you for calling him a crybaby once you give him those lovely cookies!


  7. Anna August 20, 2009 @ 9:49 am (#

    My very favorite ultimate last cookie in the world cookie is an oatmeal butterscotch. Give it a try. :)


  8. Lori August 22, 2009 @ 9:14 am (#

    I just found your site from a recipe you submitted on Pioneer Woman’s Tasty Kitchen. Your recipes look wonderful, and I can’t wait to try some of them. I am a total fan of baking, and often look for people to give my stuff to, just so I can bake. Great pictures, nice writing style-very light and easy to read with humor thrown in. Love it! Keep up the great work.


  9. Bunny August 24, 2009 @ 8:10 pm (#

    These terrific, my family loves peanut butter cokkies and having chocolate chips in them is just fantastic!


  10. kimberleyblue August 28, 2009 @ 8:34 pm (#

    i’m allergic to peanut butter, and these still tempt me. gorgeous photos!


  11. JennyThompson September 13, 2009 @ 3:37 pm (#

    These are fabulous cookies!!! I used 1 cup dark chocolate chips, 1 cup peanut butter chips, 1/2 cup butterscotch chips and 3/4 cups chopped walnuts. This goes in my Favorites file! I really like your cooking blog!


  12. jaime leah September 15, 2009 @ 2:37 pm (#

    wow – i’m behind on reading your posts, but i just have to say…these look like the best cookies ever! i love chocolate chip oatmeal cookies, and adding the peanut butter is pure brilliance! can’t wait to try these out.


  13. Mel October 7, 2009 @ 3:37 pm (#

    HI from New Zealand, oh YUM they sound good. But hmm what are peanut butter chips? I was hoping the receipe had peanut butter in it, as want to make it!


  14. Karly October 7, 2009 @ 3:47 pm (#


    Peanut butter chips are just like chocolate chips, but they’re made from peanut butter. If they aren’t available in New Zealand, try subbing 1/2 cup peanut butter and reducing the butter by 1/4 cup. They should turn out pretty yummy that way, but I’ve never tried it, so no promises! There are lots of other recipes out there for peanut butter oatmeal cookies if you search on Good luck!


  15. Mel October 7, 2009 @ 3:48 pm (#

    hey there Karly, wow that was quick! Ooooh yum many thanks! Happy baking :-)


  16. Janna May 28, 2010 @ 5:37 pm (#

    I love this recipe! I couldn’t find any peanut butter chips so I used peanut butter like you suggested and they came out great! I took some to a friends house and neither of us could stop eating them! This is definitely one of my new favorites!

    Thanks for sharing!


  17. Jen October 14, 2010 @ 7:03 pm (#

    I made these yesterday and they turned out great! The whole family loved them. The cinnamon tastes great. If you don’t mind I am going to share these on my blog. Thanks for a great recipe!


  18. Jeeps January 11, 2013 @ 7:44 pm (#

    This is a “MUST TRY” recipe — hope I can find the peanut butter chips here on Guam. Does it have to be the Quick Oats? I only have the Old-Fashioned Oats in my pantry.
    BTW: My son and I used to feel the same way about raisins in oatmeal cookies until I did as a friend suggested: I soaked my raisins in RUM. My son is now a fan of Rum-Soaked Raisins in oatmeal cookies. (Plain raisins still get THUMBS DOWN from both of us)


    • Karly replied: — January 11th, 2013 @ 7:53 pm

      If you can’t find the peanut butter chips, try butterscoth or just skip them and use all chocolate! As for the oats, I use whatever I have on hand and can never tell a difference. I think the Old-Fashioned Oats will be fine!

      Rum raisins! I could get down with that! :)



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