Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Recipe: #36605

March 11, 2021

"These cookies hit all all levels of cookie addictions, chocolate, peanut butter, M&M's, and oatmeal. Dipped in milk or on its own is hard to resist for even the most dedicated dieter. Note that the refrigerator chilling time is not included in the total prep. time."

Original is 10-36 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (288.1 g)
  • Calories 1245.1
  • Total Fat - 59 g
  • Saturated Fat - 20.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 140.8 mg
  • Sodium - 348 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 159.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 14.5 g
  • Sugars - 83.7 g
  • Protein - 32.1 g
  • Calcium - 108.1 mg
  • Iron - 7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.8 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the oats and stir until the ingredients are evenly combined.

Step 2

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter until smooth and pale in color. Add the sugars and mix on low speed until just incorporated. DO NOT over-mix.

Step 3

Scrape down the bowl and add the eggs, 1 at a time, scraping down the bowl and beating until smooth after each addition, about 20 seconds. Add the vanilla and beat until just incorporated.

Step 4

Scrape down the bowl and add the peanut butter. Mix on low speed until just combined. Add the oat mixture in 3 additions, mixing on low speed until just incorporated.

Step 5

Use a spatula or wooden spoon to fold in the chocolate chunks and M&Ms. Cover the bowl tightly and refrigerate for at least 5 hours (NO LESS).

Step 6

Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

Step 7

Use an ice cream scoop to plop 2-tablespoon blobs of dough on the prepared baking sheets, spacing them about 2 inches apart. Gently squash each dough ball. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, switching and reversing the sheets halfway through the baking time, until the cookies just begin to brown.

Step 8

Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for 8 to 10 minutes (VERY IMPORTANT TO WAIT. See Note) before gently moving them to a wire rack to cool completely. The cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Makes 36 cookies.

Step 9

*NOTE: Cookies like these, with a lot of textures all in one place, need a little extra time to settle after they’ve finished baking. If you try moving them too soon, you’ll end up with granola - delicious monster granola but that’s a lot harder to dip in milk. Those extra 8 minutes will be worth the wait.*


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