Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

Snacks & Treats

Classic Chewy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Oct 19, 2018

I love, love, love time in the kitchen with my son, Sam.

Ever since he was very small, we have had plenty of quality time in the kitchen, creating goodies together.

A stack of peanut butter oatmeal cookies.

It's a tradition that started with my grandmother. As a little girl, I spend countless hours as her kitchen assistant.

I would hop up on the counter, tie a handkerchief around my hair and grab my favourite spatula.

I was in charge of pouring ingredients and stirring... and of course: quality control. ;) It was a tough job, but someone had to do it.

As a I got older, I was in charge of gathering supplies and measuring.

I loved our time together and I loved the treats we created. I was also so happy to share whatever we created with my grandpa and hear him praise us for how delicious it was.

To this day, my grandmother's cookie recipes remain some of my favourites and I've loved handing them down to Sam.

A collage of baking steps: a child's hand holding a measuring cup full of oats, a child's hand holding a hand mixer, a hand-mixer mixing sugar and butter.

While he'll always be my little guy, Sam is 9 now. It hardly seems possible how quickly the years have gone by.

After a busy day of work and school, I love meeting Sam in the kitchen to create something together. It's a wonderful opportunity to have some quality time together and catch up on our days.

Sam had been begging for cookies and I was happy to oblige him with an old favourite: oatmeal peanut butter cookies from my grandma's recipe box.

A child's hand using a cookie scoop to scoop cookie batter out of a glass bowl.

These soft, simple, chewy cookies come together beautiful from scratch in no time at all.

There are yummy variations you could try as well. I've used crunchy peanut butter before instead of creamy, which of  course creates a whole new tasty texture to enjoy. I've mixed in a banana, Nutella or chocolate chips as well. Lots of fun ideas that can give you some great flavors to enjoy.

Balls of cookie dough on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

Today, I'm going to share the standard recipe and how to. You can get creative in the kitchen if you want though!

We like to eat these still hot, fresh from the oven, with a glass of cold milk. YUM! It's the perfect, quick treat for after school.

I hope you'll enjoy this tasty recipe for peanut butter oatmeal cookies with those you love soon.

A child's hand taking a finished cookie from a cooling rack.

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup quick cook oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

1. In a large bowl, cream together butters and sugars until fluffy.
2. Add egg and vanilla and mix well.
3. Mix dry ingredients in a separate bowl. 
4. Slowly add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until dough comes together.
5. Roll spoonfuls of dough into balls and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
6. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes.

Article Author Stephanie Keeping
Stephanie Keeping

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Stephanie Keeping is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it’s okay to jump first and look later, to wear a superhero costume to the grocery store and take naps in your rubber boots. She hangs out at Spaceships and Laser Beams where she blogs about crafts, recipes, parties, travel and family life.

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