I posted the recipe for these chewy peanut butter oatmeal cookies on my old blog, but they didn’t make the transfer to the new site. They’re everyone’s (meaning mine and Russell’s) favorite cookies so deserve to be posted again!

I might add, that I’ve had them for breakfast AND dinner tonight and can confirm that they are delish with coffee, tea, and wine!


1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs
1 cup oatmeal
1 cup extra chunky peanut butter


Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well by hand. Refrigerate dough while pre-heating oven to 350 degrees. Place spoonfuls of  dough onto greased cookie sheets, leaving plenty of room in between cookies. The cookies tend to spread out quite a bit while cooking. Bake to desired crispiness (10-12 minutes).

17 Comments on Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

  1. Tres Delicious
    September 8, 2011 at 11:46 PM (6 years ago)

    That’s one delectable cookies from our old time favorite peanut butter.

  2. Amiee
    September 9, 2011 at 2:21 AM (6 years ago)

    They look fantastic! I never though of combining my two favorite cookie Ingredients into one. Peanut butter and oatmeal?!? It’s insane. How many does one recipe make and how big do the cookies turn out?

    • Julia
      September 9, 2011 at 3:17 PM (6 years ago)

      Amiee – I’ve made them all different sizes. My hubby likes little cookies and I like giant cookies.

      In the picture, I used a teaspoon of dough, which made a little over 4 dozen 2ish inch cookies

  3. Brenda
    September 9, 2011 at 1:43 PM (6 years ago)

    Hey there! Found myself livin’ in West Texas for a while too ;o] Anyway these look just great and my son will appreciate them when he gets of the bus this afternoon! Glad I found your blog!

  4. Brenda
    September 9, 2011 at 3:11 PM (6 years ago)

    Just Made…LOVE and no flour or oil…practically health food ;o] YUM a keeper fo-sho!

    • Julia
      September 9, 2011 at 3:15 PM (6 years ago)

      Brenda – so glad you liked them! Hope your son does too!

  5. Chrisitne
    September 9, 2011 at 4:05 PM (6 years ago)

    Just curious if I could cut back on the sugar since the peanut butter I have has sugar (and white chocolate!) in it? Thanks!

    • Julia
      September 9, 2011 at 4:35 PM (6 years ago)

      Christine – I made a version with 3ish tablespoons of Nutella in it, and completely cut out the white sugar so they wouldn’t be too sweet. So, for your white chocolate peanut butter (which, by the way, sounds divine!) you could maybe add extra peanut butter and cut out half or all of the the white sugar, depending on how sweet it is.

  6. Chrisitne
    September 9, 2011 at 5:01 PM (6 years ago)

    Thank you for the tip! And thank you for sharing the recipe!

  7. Jen
    September 9, 2011 at 9:11 PM (6 years ago)

    Was a little skeptical at first but they are delicious! Mine didn’t spread out a lot though and I followed everything with the exception of the chunky peanut butter. Oh well, these are a great, simple recipe. Thanks!

    • Julia
      September 9, 2011 at 9:30 PM (6 years ago)

      Glad you liked them! Now that you mention it, I don’t think they spread out as much when I didn’t live 4400 feet… maybe that has something to do with it? The Lord knows elevation wreaks havoc on all of my cake recipes!

  8. Beth
    September 13, 2011 at 5:30 PM (6 years ago)

    I just made these without white or brown sugar and substituted with 1 c. Natural Jif PB (not chunky), 1 1/4 c. oats, 1/4 honey. They puff up and make a very thick cake type cookie. With a glass of milk they are addictive! The second 1/2 of the batch I added raisins and flattened them out very thin on the pan before baking…they look good too!

  9. Hope
    September 18, 2011 at 1:51 PM (6 years ago)


    I made these today and substitued almost a cup of creamy peanut butter instead of the crunchy pb. I also added about 5 ounces of peanut butter morsels. The result was devine and the texture was perfect. I will probably add chocolate chip morsels instead of the pb ones next time. I think that would be great also. Awesome recipe!

  10. Jon Hodgin
    November 30, 2011 at 9:25 AM (6 years ago)

    Thank You for this Budgiegirl, you did a great write up 🙂

  11. wide lens
    December 1, 2011 at 5:08 AM (6 years ago)

    I have fun with, cause I discovered just what I used to be taking a look for. You’ve ended my 4 day lengthy hunt! God Bless you man. Have a great day. Bye

  12. CookieLover
    April 6, 2012 at 9:08 PM (6 years ago)

    Delectable! Just got done making these cookies and they are yummie! Definitely cookies to make again 😀


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