Photo: Annabelle Breakey
Makes 5 dozen cookies

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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.

Step 5

Note: Nutritional analysis is per cookie.

Ratings & Reviews

Bonnie in Toronto's review

June 12, 2015
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.

acrisostomo's Review

December 23, 2014
Was too dry for my liking, but was good. I would either add more butter or peanut butter to make less dry. I added cinnamon chips to it since I enjoy that with oatmeal mixes.

Desiree084's Review

December 16, 2014

MaryannWimberly's Review

December 10, 2014
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!!

MathWhiz45's Review

July 21, 2014
A lot of oatmeal cookie recipes call for cinnamon and nutmeg.... maybe that is what some reviewers feel was missing. Awesome recipe!!

pickbet's Review

September 11, 2013

sublimelmf's Review

August 02, 2013
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!

patty16's Review

January 28, 2013
Very good. Been looking for a good cookie like this for a while.

rcw1tx's Review

July 21, 2012
easy to make and delicious. Do not over bake ..

hippychickpenny's Review

April 05, 2012