Oatmeal-Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chips

Oatmeal-Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chips

Fabulous oatmeal and peanut butter cookies loaded with chocolate chips from my step-daughter, Robin.

Cookie Blog Hop: Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chips

Cookie Love Bloghop

If November is the month for thinking about baking pumpkin pie, then December is all about making cookies. So, I was really excited when I was invited to co-host this month’s Cookie Love Bloghop. All though December, a group of us food bloggers posting from all around the world are linking together all of our cookie recipe posts.

This weekend, all weekend, is the kickoff for Cookie Love, and we’ll all be posting our cookies for everyone to see through Sunday night. But that doesn’t mean there won’t be anymore cookies after that; cookies will be posted all month and linked through a cool tool called, simply enough, ‘linky tool’. Duh.

And you can join too! Link up any cookie recipe that you’ve posted on your blog the month of December 2011 to the rest of our posts. If you click on the below link, it will take you to a page with photos of all the cookies posted so far as part of Cookie Love. Each photo is linked to the blog that shares the recipe. Below the photos are instructions and a link for you to add your own cookie to the  batch, so to speak. But don’t forget to link back to this post, so that your readers know to come stop by the #cookielove event!  Oh, and our twitter hashtag is #cookielove.

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Check out the cookies by my amazing co-hosts:

Kimberly at Badger Girl Learns to Cook

Becky at Baking and Cooking: A Tale of Two Loves

Erin at Big Fat Baker

Salome at Bloc de recetes

Valerie at Bon a croquer

Terra at CafeTerraBlog

Lora at Cake Duchess

Karriann at Creative Cooking Corner

Three Cookies at Easily Good Eats

Georgie at Georgiecakes

Richa at Hobby and More

Deb at Knitsamatic

Mike at Mike’s Baking

Junia at Mis Pensamientos

T.R. at No One Likes Crumbley Cookies

Jessica at Oh Cake

Elizabeth at Queen’s Notebook

Linda at Savoring Every Bite

Reem at Simply Reem

Soni at Soni’s Food for Thought

Deanna at Teaspoon of Spice

Liz at That Skinny Chick Can Bake!!

Laura at The Art of Cooking Real Food

EA Steward at The Spicy RD

Raji at Vegetarian Tastebuds

And now for my first cookie recipe! (Drum roll)

I decided to kick off the month of Cookie Love with a recipe I got from my husband’s step-daughter, Robin. I’ve tweaked it a little bit, for example I’ve added chocolate chips, but it’s really her recipe.  My husband and I were visiting Robin and her family over a year ago, and after a day of making pasta together with my little granddaughter, Robin whipped up these cookies while we were watching TV. I ate at least 10 of them in about 15 minutes.

Some food is delicious to eat and excites our senses, making us want more; some food is laced with a memory that takes us back to a comforting or happy day. These cookies, for me, are both. The combination of the chewy rolled oats, creamy peanut butter and chocolate nuggets is a perfect balance of flavors and textures. But the real gift in these cookies: every time I make them, I remember a rainy day spent in the kitchen with Robin and my little granddaughter, Natalie, making pasta for an amazing dinner and eating lots of these cookies afterwards.

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Robin’s Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

with Chocolate Chips

Cook’s Notes: 

  • Sometimes I like a thin crispy cookie, for example to go with ice cream. For that, I beat the butter and sugars together for a couple of minutes in a standing mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment. The butter should turn a slightly lighter, and will become fluffy. I add the egg, and continue beating for another minute or two, before folding in the dry ingredients.
  • If you prefer a thicker, chewier cookie, just mix the ingredients together until they all come together into a dough, and no longer than that.
  • You will have better baking results with a cheaper brand of peanut butter, such as Skippy, than with the healthier, natural, peanut butters.
  • When removing the cookies from the oven, before reusing the baking pan, cool the pan off with running water before scooping more cookie dough onto it.
  • The dough can be frozen in scoops for easy defrosting and baking off when you want a few!


  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup agave nectar (or granulated sugar)
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips, or more if preferred

Making It…

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F  and place a silpat or a sheet of parchment paper on baking pan.
  2. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl and whisk it a few times to thoroughly distribute the baking soda and powder through the flour. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the softened butter for two to three minutes so that it’s lightened in color and fluffy. Add the sugars and peanut butter and beat to completely mix and add the egg and vanilla extract, and continue to beat for another two minutes for a crispier cookie. For a chewier cookie, please refer to the Cook’s Notes above.
  4. Fold in the dry ingredients gradually on the lowest setting of your mixer, or by hand. Fold in the oats and chocolate chips by hand.
  5. Using an ice cream scooper, scoop the dough onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 8 – 10 minutes.
  6. Enjoy!

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  1. lizthechef December 3, 2011 at 2:38 pm #

    Sounds fun. Not much of a baker, I will try to add a cookie post soon. Might need a little coaching on the link-age.

    • The Wimpy Vegetarian December 4, 2011 at 10:38 pm #

      I’m happy to help you get it all linked up if you make some cookies, Liz! It’s very fun.

      • lizthechef December 9, 2011 at 10:29 am #

        Hope my cookies are linked – confused as to the actual site to view all the recipes…But that’s me, of course…Love this idea!

  2. Robin December 3, 2011 at 3:35 pm #

    Thanks for the shout out! Good memories for us too! Now I’m hungry…

  3. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers December 3, 2011 at 3:39 pm #

    These look wonderful and healthy, I love that!!

  4. Soni December 3, 2011 at 4:01 pm #

    Delicious looking cookies Susan!On my to-make list :)

  5. Deanna @ Teaspoon of Spice December 3, 2011 at 5:57 pm #

    These are like the 3 best kinds of cookies rolled into one! Look delish!

    • The Wimpy Vegetarian December 5, 2011 at 10:25 am #

      Thanks so much Deanna! These are 3 of my favorite cookie flavors too!!

  6. knitstamatic December 3, 2011 at 7:28 pm #

    Oatmeal, chocolate and peanut butter, what could be better?

  7. juniakk December 3, 2011 at 8:30 pm #

    peanut butter and chocolate are my favorite flavors together! these cookies look crispy and yum! sending some #cookielove to u! so glad u are hosting with us!

  8. Raji December 3, 2011 at 9:53 pm #

    This is a classic combination…love it..these cookies look absolutely wondeful..sending you lots of #cookielove.

  9. @Mango_Queen December 3, 2011 at 10:54 pm #

    They look soooo irresistable! Can’t stand how delish they look. Glad you joined CookieLove with us!

  10. Richa@HobbyandMore December 3, 2011 at 11:17 pm #

    love this thin version of the ever fave combination! lovely pictures!

  11. Laura @ The Art of Cooking Real Food December 4, 2011 at 6:50 am #

    Great recipe! And thank you so much for sharing your Cook’s Notes – they are extremely helpful to some of us (ahem).

  12. Reem | Simply Reem December 4, 2011 at 12:41 pm #

    Delicious cookies….
    Peanut Butter and Chocolate are my favorites…

  13. TasteFood December 4, 2011 at 3:10 pm #

    This sounds like 3 cookies in 1 – that’s what I call one-stop shopping. Yum!

  14. BigFatBaker December 4, 2011 at 5:43 pm #

    Oh my gosh I didn’t know that about beating the butter and sugars vs not. That is why I always have thinner crispy cookies. Thank you for sharing! I love the flavors in this…totally irresistible. Nice to host #cookielove with you!

  15. Liz December 4, 2011 at 6:04 pm #

    Oh, these sound incredible! Oats, pb and chocolate? YUM! Thanks so much for joining our cookie blog hop :)

    • The Wimpy Vegetarian December 4, 2011 at 10:53 pm #

      My pleasure – but if gain that 10 pounds back, I’m blaming the cookie blog hop and everyone’s great cookies :-)

  16. Suzanne December 5, 2011 at 12:20 pm #

    the perfect crunchy cookie for dunking in some cold milk!

  17. spicegirlfla December 5, 2011 at 5:29 pm #

    Three cookies in one and healthy! I like your tips too, great recipe!

    • The Wimpy Vegetarian December 5, 2011 at 10:51 pm #

      Thanks so much spicegirlfla and thanks for stopping by!! I hope you try them!

  18. lapadia December 5, 2011 at 6:12 pm #

    Fun! Happy Holidays :)

    • The Wimpy Vegetarian December 5, 2011 at 10:52 pm #

      Very, very fun. I was really happy to see your biscotti addition too!! Happy Holidays to you and your family, Linda :-)

  19. georgiecakes December 5, 2011 at 6:58 pm #

    Whoa, those are some crispy scrumptious looking cookies!

  20. EA Stewart December 5, 2011 at 10:41 pm #

    These sound so incredibly yummy, and I love your idea to freeze the dough in balls to bake later. I’d love to try making a gluten-free version which should be easy since there is very little flour. So happy you joined #cookie love !!

    • The Wimpy Vegetarian December 9, 2011 at 10:51 am #

      I just saw your comment here, EA Stewart! I thought I replied to it already – my apologies. Yes, a gluten-free version shouldn’t be difficult to do at all. As you say – there’s very little flour in them to begin with!

  21. The Wimpy Vegetarian December 5, 2011 at 10:54 pm #

    Thanks EA Stewart! Going gluten-free with these should definitely be easy :-). I have really enjoyed doing #cookie love with you guys!! I’ve got a ton of really great cookie recipes now!!

  22. Becky December 6, 2011 at 5:41 am #

    We love peanut butter, oats and chocolate, so all three in a cookie is pure heaven. Lots of #cookielove, and so nice co-hosting with you.

  23. sylvia@peaches and donuts December 13, 2011 at 2:38 pm #

    ooooohhhh, you made peanut butter ones too!!!!! yummyyyy!!!!

    • The Wimpy Vegetarian December 13, 2011 at 5:03 pm #

      I love peanut butter cookies, it all its forms. But adding in the oatmeal and chocolate – it’s a party!! Thanks for stopping by. Happy Holidays!!


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