Soft Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies made with or without chocolate chips
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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft peanut butter oatmeal cookies filled with chocolate chips. If you'd prefer a plain peanut butter oatmeal cookie, these are just as good without the chocolate chips.
Course Cookies, Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 193kcal
Author Allison - Celebrating Sweets


  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened slightly
  • 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter at room temperature (I used natural. If using natural, stir really well)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips divided


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with silicone liners or parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, and oats. Set aside.
  • In a separate large bowl, with a hand mixer or stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter, peanut butter, and both sugars for several minutes, until smooth and creamy. Add egg and vanilla and beat to combine, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. Add flour mixture and mix on low speed until thoroughly combined. Stir in 1/2 cup chocolate chips.
  • Drop dough in 1 1/2 tablespoon mounds (I used a cookie scoop) onto the prepared baking sheets. Flatten the dough mounds just slightly. Using the remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips, press a few chocolate chips onto the tops of each dough mound (this makes the chocolate chips more visible).
  • Bake for 9-11 minutes, until the edges are set and the center is slightly underdone (this make for a softer cookie). Place the baking sheets on wire racks to cool.


*Recipe updated April 2016


Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 133mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.6mg