Wednesday, June 3, 2009

My Favorite Cookies: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip with Oatmeal

On second thought, maybe they're not my favorite. It's just too hard for me to pick favorites (I don't even have a favorite color). There are simply too many good things out there to settle on just one. Today though, these cookies are what I want. I haven't made them in years because my poor little boy is allergic to peanuts and other nuts. So, you'll have to give them a try for me and let me know how they turn out. While you're at it, make a few without chocolate chips for my husband - he likes them better that way.

I know peanut butter and chocolate chips doesn't sound like anything special, and it's true - they're nothing fancy. But these cookies really are fantastic. I think maybe it's the oatmeal...

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies PRINTABLE RECIPE
(makes about 2-1/2 dozen)

1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 cup flour
3/4 cup quick cooking oats
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
8 oz milk chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 375°.

2. Cream together butter, peanut butter, sugars, and egg.

3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Then add gradually to creamed mixture, stirring by hand, until well combined. Stir in chocolate chips.

4. Form into 1" balls and place on ungreased baking sheet. Flatten with fork (or other utensil) to about 1/2" thick.

5. Bake at 375° for about 12 minutes. Move cookies to cooling rack immediately.


  1. This is another recipe I think I will try. I am telling you I really do think you could have your own column. It is good & interesting reading.

  2. Jen from Portland, OregonJune 5, 2009 at 8:24 AM

    Thanks, Candice. Glad you're enjoying it. It's really fun to write when I have time, but I don't have much of that.

  3. Hi Jennifer -
    I have to admit...I am not the cook at my house. It just doesn't come naturally to me, like it does my husband Joe. I do the laundry :) But I can follow a recipe. And he is so impressed when I cook! I am having fun checking out your blog here - lots of good recipes and they look easy to follow. Very good for me! I am going to try these cookies for my dad, who is a big peanut butter cookie guy (probably second to snickerdoodles though). Also that artichoke dip looks fabulous. I will let you know how my attempts turn out! Thanks for your postings.

    Stacy Williams

  4. Jen from Portland, OregonJune 7, 2009 at 4:42 PM

    Stacy, what a surprise to see your comment here. It took me a few seconds to realize it was you! Thanks for checking it out. Hope the recipes you try turn out for you. Have fun!


  5. I have this recipe hand written in a notebook from when we were in college. I made them recently for an small group that was meeting at my house -- everyone loved them. It made me think back on when we used to make cookies in the Platform.