This Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Recipe has been in our family for years and passed down to me from my Grandma. Soft and chewy in the middle, crispy on the edges, these cookies are loaded with oats and creamy peanut butter. They will satisfy all the cookie lovers!
I absolutely adored my Grandma! I loved making the trek to Grandpa and Grandma’s house each summer. Working on projects with Grandma and helping her in the kitchen. I loved listening to her stories. I really miss that!
My Aunt shared with me a bunch of recipes that Grandma had handwritten for a family cookbook. All of the recipes have been transferred to the Cochrane Family Cookbook, but you know what? I still go back and refer to Grandma’s notes. I love looking thru them, because I can almost hear Grandma talking and giving me directions.
It’s just the BEST! ❤️ So today I thought I’d share one of Grandma’s recipes!
Tried and true family recipes are the best don’t you agree?!!! Like the recipes I’ve shared for Grandma Bertha’s Butter Cookies, Homemade Pecan Sandies or Frosted Butterscotch Cookies – all are delicious family recipes that have been handed down with love!
This peanut butter oatmeal cookie recipe makes cookies that are crispy around the edges, sweet, chewy in the center and delicious! If there is a peanut butter lover in your home, I promise you, they will love these cookies!
You know Dan is my official taste tester and has the most discerning pallet, right? When I pulled these out of the oven Dan mysteriously appeared, grabbed a handful of cookies and went back into his office.
Yep, they definitely passed the Dan taste test! 😄
Shopping list for Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Recipe
- old fashioned oats
- brown sugar
- peanut butter
- parchment paper
The cookies are really easy to make!
Directions to make Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Recipe
- cream together the sugar and softened butter
- add the peanut butter, eggs and vanilla – mix again
- sprinkle with salt, baking soda and oats thoroughly combine
- scoop out cookie dough, shape into a ball and roll in sugar
- bake until crispy on the edges, but still soft and chewy in the center
This recipe calls for softened butter, but what if you forget to take the butter out of the fridge?
Ways to soften butter
- Leaving the butter on the counter for about 30 minutes will soften it.
- Cutting the butter into small chunks will help it to soften more quickly
- Setting the butter over a warm water bath will also soften it.
I prefer to leave it on the counter. By the time I gather the ingredients and preheat the oven, the butter is just about ready to use. I’ve tried microwaving butter for those times I forget and have found it melts it too much and then you’re starting over.
Is the sugar bath optional?
Before baking I roll the cookies in sugar and then lightly press them down with a fork in a criss-cross pattern. Is the sugar bath optional?
Yes, I suppose so, but it makes for such a delicious crispy cookie!
These cookies come out perfectly every time and this recipe makes a ton! About 60 cookies, so it will definitely fill up your cookie jar!
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If you’re looking for more great recipes for homemade cookies check out these recipes!
- 3 Ingredient Oatmeal Cookies
- Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies
- Persimmon Cookies
- 4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
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My choice for a baking sheet, here’s what I use!
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Recipe
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Recipe
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup white sugar plus 1/4 cup to roll dough in (optional
- 1 cup butter softened
- 2 eggs
- 5 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup peanut butter you can use creamy or crunchy peanut butter
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- Using a stand mixer, cream together the sugar and butter.
- Add the peanut butter, eggs and vanilla - mix again.
- Add the salt, baking soda and oats, stir to thoroughly combine.
- Add the reserved sugar to a (separate) small bowl.
- Using spoons or a small ice cream scoop, scoop out cookie dough, shape into a ball and roll in sugar. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until crispy on the edges, but still soft and chewy in the center.