Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Chef Amanda Salas from Recess found the recipe for her Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies by mistake. 

“This is my all-time favorite cookie recipe to make and is my go-to,” she says. “I used to try and make the best chocolate chip cookies by adjusting recipes and could never find one that I liked until I came across this recipe in culinary school. When the instructor gave us this recipe, I quickly skimmed the list of ingredients and started putting the dough together in the same manner I had made cookie dough hundreds of times before. However, I realized, after baking off my batch of cookies, I didn’t follow the directions. In the original recipe, the chocolate and the oatmeal were supposed to be chopped up together in a food processor which would make the finished cookie have more of a chocolate color. While my version did come out great, I lost points on the assignment for not following the directions. Going forward, I made sure to fully read the recipes in class before starting to prepare but I kept my version of this recipe and make it frequently. I like to use a dark chocolate around 65-70% but traditional semi-sweet chocolate chips work just as well.”

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  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups quick cooking oatmeal
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 bag (12oz) semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Heat oven to 325 degrees.
  • In mixing bowl, beat butter until smooth.
  • Add granulated and brown sugars, beat until combined.
  • Add peanut butter and eggs, mix.
  • Add vanilla, baking soda, baking powder and salt, mix.
  • With mixer on, slowly add oatmeal, then flour until combined.
  • Add chocolate chips.
  • Lightly grease baking sheets and scoop cookie dough on to sheets.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes, rotating trays halfway thru bake time.
  • Cool, eat, enjoy.
  • Makes about 4 dozen.

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