Take oatmeal cookies to a whole new level by adding chocolate chips and creamy peanut butter. These chewy, sweet treats won't last long after you bake them. To add even more of a whole-grain kick to these cookies, substitute 1 cup of the all-purpose flour with 1 cup of white whole-wheat flour. You could also use your favorite nut butter, such as almond butter or cashew butter, in place of the peanut butter.
1 cup butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 cup smooth peanut butter
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 350°. In a medium bowl with a hand or stand mixer on medium speed, cream butter and sugars until smooth. Add peanut butter and mix until combined; then add eggs and vanilla, scraping down sides of bowl as needed.
In another medium bowl, whisk together oats, flour, and baking soda. Add to butter mixture and mix on low until well incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips with a wooden spoon.
Drop dough by rounded tablespoons 1 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, switching position of pans halfway through baking, or until lightly browned but still soft in the center. Transfer cookies to racks to cool.
The Twist: Ice Cream Sandwiches. Turn these great cookies into superb ice cream sandwiches: Soften the ice cream of your choice, 10 minutes. Spread 1/4 cup onto flat side of 1 cookie and top with another cookie, flat side down, pressing lightly. Chill sandwiches in freezer about 10 minutes, just long enough to chill ice cream but not enough to harden cookies. Eat immediately.
Pretty good fresh out of the oven! While preparing this recipe, I was reading through the reviews and noticed many reviewers saying these cookies were too dry. I'm not surprised since I have a good, simple p.b. cookie recipe that has only sugar, p.b. and 1 egg in it. It was too late to add more butter at this point,but I threw in some sour cream (as suggested, another X-large egg and about 1/3 cup more p.b. Worked like a charm. I'm only giving 4 stars as it would have been very dry without addiions.
I've learned to read reviews before making a new recipe. And I'm glad I did on this one. I took the advice of several reviewers and added 2 Tbl of sour cream, some salt, and cinnamon. In addition I added some nutmeg and raisins. Delish!!
First of all I can't believe so many people said it doesn't say to add the brown sugar because at the beginning it clearly says "sugars" as in white and brown. Anyway these cookies are awesome. I only had about half the choc chips on hand so I added some cocoa powder along with what I had and they ended up like baked no-bake cookies. Soft and yummy!