Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

I need a better name for these cookies. I don’t think that “Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies” simply does these cookies justice. These are delicious little nuggets made up of what is essentially my perfect sweet treat.

This is what I spent my New Year’s Eve doing. I made cookies while my little helper (Caleb) supervised me in the kitchen. We went to bed about 9:00 marking this as the first NYE that I can remember in a long where I have not stayed up until midnight.

My boss likes to make sure I stay on task.

But it was some good sleep. Around Christmas, Caleb had a few nights where he didn’t sleep very well at all, which meant that we didn’t sleep very well. Add that to the fact that we all have been battling the crud for what seems like weeks now and that makes for a family in need of good sleep.

So anyway. Back to cookies.

One of my resolutions for 2019 is to avoid store bought sweets. That means no more Reese’s. BUT! I can have sweets if I make them myself (some loophole, right?).

I love chocolate chip oatmeal cookies and adding in the peanut butter just took these cookies over the top. I like using crunchy peanut butter for a little extra texture (in cookies, in oatmeal, on my sandwiches). I do keep creamy peanut butter on hand for Caleb so you can really use whatever you prefer.

Caleb’s big thing the past week has been pointing. He’s really perfected the art of pointing. For a while, he would point but his arm would remain crooked so you weren’t quite sure what he was pointing at. Now he’s straightened out that arm and is pointing to everything with intention. I try to make sure that if he points at something, I identify what that object is or does.

These cookies come together so easily. If I can get them in the oven in a timely manner while having a toddler running a muck, then so can you.

I meant to get a photo when they were finished baking but going back through my camera, I went from making cookies to playing with chickens so I don’t have a finished photo. But who needs a glorious shot of cooked cookies when you can have this gem?

Messy hair, don’t care? How about messy hair because I needed to put it up within seconds or risk getting cookie dough all in it?
Print Recipe
Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Servings
30 cookies
Ingredients
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (at room temperature, 1/2 cup = 1 stick)
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (I use the Enjoy Life brand)
Servings
30 cookies
Ingredients
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (at room temperature, 1/2 cup = 1 stick)
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (I use the Enjoy Life brand)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350*F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, beat together the butter, sugar, and peanut butter for about 5 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined. Gently stir in the flour mixture.
  4. Fold the oats and chocolate chips into your dough.
  5. Using a tablespoon, scoop the dough into balls and drop them 2 inches apart on your prepared cookie sheet.
  6. Baking for 12-13 minutes until the edges are golden brown. Remove from the cookie sheets and let rest on wire racks.
Recipe Notes

You can use an electric mixer to beat together the butter, sugar, and peanut butter however I like to use my beloved wooden spoon. It's a great way to work those muscles!

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