I love when I see recipes that have my favorite ingredients. I got the itch to bake something recently, and immediately thought of these cookies. The combination of oatmeal, peanut butter, and chocolate is pretty hard to resist, and these cookies put these ingredients together beautifully. They are soft and chewy, and have just the right amount of crispness on the outside. The peanut butter flavor stands out and complements the other flavors really well. I used a mix of peanut butter chips and chocolate chips for extra peanut butter flavor. I must also admit that the dough is pretty hard to resist! I found myself eating a lot of dough during the baking process :) Be careful not to overbake these. They won’t look done after 10 minutes, but they will be perfectly done a few minutes after you take them out of the oven.
Peanut Butter-Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Source: Brown Eyed Baker
Makes about 16 cookies
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1 stick (½ cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature
½ cup creamy peanut butter
½ cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup light brown sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup rolled oats
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (I used a mixture of chocolate chips an peanut butter chips)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
2. Whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
3. On medium speed, cream together the butter, peanut butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract, about 3 minutes. Add the egg and beat to combine. On low speed, gradually add the flour until just combined. Stir in the oats, and then the chocolate chips.
4. Use a large cookie scoop (3 tablespoons) and drop dough onto prepared baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly golden. Cool completely on the baking sheet and then store in an airtight container at room temperature.