Soft, chewy Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies loaded with oats and creamy peanut butter, these cookies will satisfy all your cookie lovers!

A stack of oatmeal peanut butter cookies on a cooling rack.

All your cookie lovers will be happy with these delicious cookies!

Hey there! It’s Deb stopping by again from Bowl Me Over. Today I’m sharing one of my favorite cookie recipes. This Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe has been in our family for years and passed down to me from my Grandma.

Tried and true family recipes are the best don’t you agree?

These cookies are crispy around the edges. Sweet, chewy and delicious! If there is a peanut butter lover in the house, they will love these cookies!

An Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookie with a bite taken out of it!

I dare you to eat just one!

I was paging thru our family cookbook last week and because my hubby has a BIG sweet tooth, I knew I needed to make these cookies! Dan is my official taste tester and has the most discerning pallet.

And he immediately grabbed a handful and went back into his office.

Yep, they definitely passed the Dan taste test! ?

Shopping list for Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

  • old fashioned oatmeal
  • brown sugar
  • butter
  • eggs
  • sugar
  • peanut butter

The cookies are really easy to make!

Directions to make Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

  1. cream together the sugar and softened butter
  2. add the peanut butter, eggs and vanilla – mix again
  3. sprinkle with salt, baking soda and oats thoroughly combine
  4. scoop out cookie dough, shape into a ball and roll in sugar
  5. bake until crispy on the edges, but still soft and chewy
Raw cookie dough balls being rolled in sugar.

Before baking, roll the cookie dough in sugar and place on the baking sheet.

This recipe calls for softened butter, but what if you forget to taken the butter out of the fridge?

Ways to soften butter

  • Leaving the butter on the counter for about 30 minutes will soften it.
  • Cutting the butter into small chunks will help it to soften more quickly
  • Setting the butter over a warm water bath will also soften it.

I prefer to leave it on the counter. By the time I gather the ingredients and preheat the oven, the butter is just about ready to use. I’ve tried microwaving butter for those times I forget and have found it melts it too much and then you’re starting over.

Is the sugar bath optional?

Before baking I roll the cookies in sugar and then lightly press them down with a fork in a criss-cross pattern. Is the sugar bath optional?

Yes, I suppose so, but it makes for such a delicious crispy cookie!

These cookies come out perfectly every time and it makes a ton! About 60 cookies, so it will definitely fill up your cookie jar!

 

Stacks of oatmeal peanut butter cookies

This makes about 60 cookies!

I have plenty of other great cookies on the blog – Pecan Sandies, Butter CookiesButterscotch Cookies and more! All tried and true recipes that we’ve made in our family for years!

Swing by the blog to check them out! I hope you really enjoy this recipe, I know we do!

If you make this cookie be sure to tag me on Instagram @bowl_me_over or with #bowlmeover – share your pictures, I’d love to see them!

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

Soft, chewy Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies loaded with oats and creamy peanut butter, these cookies will satisfy all your cookie lovers!

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar (plus 1/4 cup to roll dough in)
  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 cups oatmeal (old fashioned)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup peanut butter (you can use creamy or crunchy peanut butter)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

  2. Using a stand mixer, cream together the sugar and butter.

  3. Add the peanut butter, eggs and vanilla – mix again.

  4. Sprinkle in the salt and baking soda. Add the oats thoroughly combine.

  5. Add the reserved sugar to a small bowl .

  6. Using spoons or a small ice cream scoop, scoop out cookie dough, shape into a ball and roll in sugar.

  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until crispy on the edges, but still soft and chewy.

Souper Chef DebDebra Clark blogs over at Bowl Me Over where she shares her love of all things in a bowl! Soups, stews, salads, Buddha bowls, ice cream you name it! Comfort food that is delicious and full of flavor. Most meals are quick and easy!

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