I always love a reason to bake cookies. I HAVE to have a reason though…because cookie dough is my weakness. I also needed a reason to bake with these little peanut butter cups that were calling my name from the candy drawer before I ate all of them…
These were wonderful cookies….thick, soft and bakery style! I saw this recipe while perusing Pinterest a few nights ago, and knew I had to try it. You just can’t go wrong with peanut butter, oatmeal and chocolate. This is a “one bowl” recipe that you mix by hand, but you can definitely just use your stand mixer if you want to save a little time!
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe from Averie Cooks
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup peanut butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg and 1 yolk
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/4 cup flour
1 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (or white chocolate, dark chocolate, butterscotch, peanut butter…)
Preheat your oven to 325, and line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.
In a medium sized microwave safe bowl, melt the butter and peanut butter together. Add the sugars and stir. Set the bowl in the freezer or fridge for a few minutes to cool off…you don’t want your eggs to scramble when you add these in.
Add the egg, yolk, and vanilla to your butter mixture and stir until incorporated. Now add the flour, oats and baking soda. Stir until the cookie dough forms. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Form the cookie dough into golf ball sized balls, and flatten slightly, placing the cookie dough 2 inches apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until cookies are just slightly brown on the edges.