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A stack of cookies on a piece of parchment paper by a glass of milk.

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 dozen


Crispy and chewy oatmeal peanut butter cookies are a quick and easy dessert prepared with staple pantry ingredients!


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened (2 sticks)
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. Using a mixer at medium speed, beat butter, brown sugar, white sugar, vanilla extract and peanut butter until creamy (about 30 to 45 seconds).
  4. Add the eggs, one at a time and continue to mix until blended.
  5. Reduce mixer speed to low and slowly add flour mixture. Mix until well blended.
  6. Using a large spoon, add oats and stir until combined.
  7. Place dough in freezer for approximately 5 minutes to slightly stiffen. Drop by heaping tablespoons on an ungreased baking sheet, about 3 inches apart.
  8. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Place cookie sheet on a trivet or rack to allow cookies to cool before removing from baking sheet.


  • Refrigerate dough in-between baking batches of cookies.
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: oatmeal peanut butter cookies