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Two Peas and Their Pod: Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chipsters

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chipsters

First of all, thanks to everyone for your kind comments!! You are all too nice!!

Yes, you read the title correctly, PEANUT BUTTER cookies!! As most of you know, my Joshua is VERY allergic to nuts. I know he can't help it so I am not mad or angry at the world, I just miss my nuts! He doesn't mind if I eat them, but I usually try to omit them from all of the recipes, just to be safe.

Lincoln and Gram, two of our favorite people, both had birthdays recently. Josh suggested that we bake them a PB treat! They love all things peanut butter. I was thrilled, but what to bake? I rarely get to use peanut butter so I was having a hard time choosing a recipe. There are so many out there that I want to make.

Well, when in doubt, turn to Dorie. She has all of the answers. I decided to make her Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chipsters. Every time I get out BFMHTY, I turn to that page and wish I could bake them. Technically, I could bake them anytime, but that would mean me eating them ALL and that is not necessary:) So, I am glad I finally had a good "excuse" to try these cookies.

I loved the oats, cinnamon, and nutmeg with the peanut butter. Just the right flavor, and of course the chocolate chips enhanced the cookie's goodness. I also added in some peanut butter chips that were hiding in the freezer. I forgot how much I love peanut butter, these cookies really hit the spot. And most importantly, Lincoln and Gram loved them. I am so glad they enjoyed their extra special birthday treat!

Thanks Dorie for another fabulous sweet treat!

Chunky Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Chocolate Chipsters
From Baking, From My Home to Yours, by Dorie Greenspan

(Printable Recipe)

The recipe below makes about 60 cookies. I made a half batch and it was still plenty of cookies. These do freeze well though, so go wild and make a big batch.

~3 cups old fashioned oats

~1 cup all purpose flour

~1 tsp baking soda

~2 tsp ground cinnamon

~1/4 tsp freshly ground nutmeg

~1/4 tsp salt

~2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature
~1 cup peanut butter--I used chunky, Dorie's favorite too:)

~1 cup sugar
~1 cup (packed) light brown sugar
~2 large eggs

~1 tsp pure vanilla extract
~9 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped into chunks, or 1 1/2 cups store-bought chocolate chips or chunks (I used chocolate and peanut butter chips)

Getting Ready: Position the racks to divide the oven into thirds and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment or silicone mats.

Whisk together the oats, flour, baking soda, spices and salt.
Working with a stand mixer, preferably fitted with a paddle attachment, or with a hand mixer in a large bowl, beat the butter, peanut butter, sugar and brown sugar on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating for 1 minute after each addition, then beat in the vanilla.
Reduce the mixer speed to low and slowly add the dry ingredients, beating only until blended. Mix in the chips.

If you have the time, cover and chill the dough for about 2 hours or for up to one day. (Chilling the dough will give you more evenly shaped cookies.)
If the dough is not chilled, drop rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto the baking sheets. If the dough is chilled, scoop up rounded tablespoons, roll the balls between your palms and place them 2 inches apart on the sheets. Press the chilled balls gently with the heel of your hand until they are about 1/2 inch thick.

Bake for 13 to 15 minutes, rotating the sheets from top to bottom and front to back after 7 minutes. The cookies should be golden and just firm around the edges. Lift the cookies onto cooling racks with a wide metal spatula - they'll firm as they cool.

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Blogger Erica said...

ow! The dough looks awesome- soooo full of goodness! I think all cookies should have oatmeal in them- adds that little something extra! And peanutbutter? Heaven!

5:04 AM  
Blogger Sweet as Coco said...

These look good! I may have to make these cookies next!

5:07 AM  
Blogger LizNoVeggieGirl said...

You had me at peanut butter oatmeal - I'm sold!! :-D

5:19 AM  
Blogger Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I love Dorie Greenspan's book! These cookies look incredibly good!



5:23 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

oh no, pass my condolences to Josh ;-) and if you ever need any help in the pb goodie consumption, let me know--i'd be happy to!!

5:38 AM  
Blogger April said...

These look really good!

6:08 AM  
Blogger Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

these are really scrumptious!!~~ :D

6:15 AM  
Blogger Risa said...

I am genuinely sorry for you that you can not cook with nuts everyday. You are an impressive women. Sometimes while eating a spoon full of peanut butter directly out of the jar I tell my boyfriend I not sure we would have lasted if he had a peanut allergy :) Anyway, these cookies look great and are now on my "to bake" list.

6:34 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Your cookies look fabulous! I loved these when we made them for TWD.

6:38 AM  
Blogger Mary Bergfeld said...

It's just impossible to go wrong with this combination.

7:17 AM  
Blogger Culinary Wannabe said...

I love the texture of these! Glad you got a chance to have a PB treat!

7:31 AM  
Blogger vanillasugarblog said...

Yes! Oatmeal! I bet it does make all the difference. I have to make these, I love Dorie's recipes.
I have made so many pb cookies and never once did I ever add oatmeal! Go figure.

7:35 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

These look way too good - dipped in ice cold milk would make them even better.

8:03 AM  
Blogger Katherine Roberts Aucoin said...

These look great!

8:05 AM  
Blogger Ingrid_3Bs said...

Oh, boy I'd have a hard time if I had to give up nuts. One of the twins was allergic to a lot of foods. It's really tough for everyone.

Your cookies look great, anytime you want to get rid of some ship 'em my way. :)

8:19 AM  
Blogger The Peanut Butter Boy said...

You're right, these look deadly. You can always send some my way if you're concerned about eating too many =)

8:29 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Thanks everyone! The cookies were REALLY good. When I make them again, everyone is invited to come help me eat them since Josh can't!

8:32 AM  
Blogger Maria‚ô• said...

These cookies look seriously good! My boys would dive into these with no problem.


8:42 AM  
Blogger Pearl said...

oh looks yum!

8:49 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

I want one of these cookies right now! I think I'd die if I couldn't eat peanut butter. :-P These look fabulous...I'm printing the recipe right now.

9:01 AM  
Blogger stephchows said...

I seriously don't know what I would do if I ever became allergic to peanuts... me and peanut butter are best friends :)

9:03 AM  
Blogger La Bella Cooks said...

My favorite part about these cookies was the combo of the cinnamon with the chocolate. I found that completely addictive at the time, which reminds me I need to make more!

9:04 AM  
Blogger Katrina said...

Yum! Great combo. I don't know how I'd survive without nuts, especially pb, but I suppose I'd weigh a bit less! ;)

9:08 AM  
Blogger Jeff said...

The cookies look awesome. Huge fan of both peanut butter and oatmeal.

9:53 AM  
Blogger Dewi said...

What a delicious treats, really nice combination of pb and the oatmeal.

10:08 AM  
Blogger Flourchild said...

I have made these cookies and I love them! Nice!

10:13 AM  
Blogger Cristine said...

YUM! I completely forgot how much I love these. Thanks for posting them! Your cookies look amazing!

10:28 AM  
Blogger Finla said...

I have the same book, till now not yet tried this recipe, just got the book recently.
Love the cookies they looks so so yumm.

10:37 AM  
Blogger pinkstripes said...

Your cookies look wonderful. I loved these cookies when we made them.

10:53 AM  
Blogger Jenny @ flutterbyechronicles said...

mmm those look great. I love all things peanut butter.

11:24 AM  
Blogger NKP said...

I must have missed these, they look great. Oatmeal are always my favourite.

11:27 AM  
Blogger Becky at VintageMixer said...

I just made these cookies the other day! It's my absolute favorite cookie recipe!

11:37 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

These look great I wonder what they would be like with cinnamon chips in them!

11:40 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

I do miss my nuts, but Joshua is SO worth it:)

Katie-I will have to try them with cinnamon chips. Great idea!

11:58 AM  
Blogger teresa said...

I just barely saw the blog with you on the news, you are so cute, and I really need to try that bread! These cookies look amazing too.

12:40 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

What a great treat for your buddies! There is a lot of good stuff going on in these cookies - yum!

12:41 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Yum, those look so delicious. I wonder if they're even better than your oatmeal, coconut, chocolate chip cookies because those were sooo good! I just watched your news clip, way to go!

12:41 PM  
Blogger Amy Beatty said...

I am making these today!! I'm so excited, my father in law is coming to town tonight- hope he likes them!

12:52 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

Jessica-Glad you like the oatmeal coconut, choc. chip cookies. Those are good. I like them both!!

Amy-I hope you enjoy the cookies. Have fun with the fam!

1:10 PM  
Blogger Angie said...

Now that is my kind of cookie! Yum!!

2:48 PM  
Blogger Cakebrain said...

yah. I don't bake with nuts for my kids...they haven't had nuts yet. I sometimes miss it. Your cookies look so yummy!

3:41 PM  
Blogger Not Another Omnivore said...

Oh man I would have just eaten the dough...


3:42 PM  
Blogger oneordinaryday said...

Love that shot of the single cookie. I have a feeling I couldn't eat just one though.

4:11 PM  
Blogger Tangled Noodle said...

I have to keep my distance from peanuts, too, but I'm okay with other kinds of nuts. Maybe a substitution? I'd love to be able to take a bite of these!

5:59 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

your cookies look absolutely fabulous!!! and boy, i just got back and was i so excited to know about your tv appearance... congratulations, you sure look great and sooooo deserve to be in it... cheers!!! :)

6:04 PM  
Blogger Reeni said...

These look so delicious! I love the extra PB chips!

6:06 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

i wouldn't be able to give up PB either. joshua is so wonderful to forego eating the sweets every now and then ;)

6:18 PM  
Blogger Ginger said...

That is a fabulous sweet treat. I am going to try these for a weekend treat. Thank you for sharing..

6:26 PM  
Blogger Meghan said...

Hi Maria! Has Josh ever tried sunflower seed butter? I'm highly allergic to peanuts (and tree nuts for that matter) and recently got some sunflower seed butter from Trader Joes. It has a similar consistency to organic peanut butter (it's pretty thick) but I'm so excited to try out some peanut butter cookie recipes with it! The taste might not appeal to a true peanut lover, but it's worth a try! :) Even though I couldn't eat them, your cookies look great!

6:38 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Looks great! Peanut butter is the best!

6:54 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Holy delicious. I think I will be making these tomorrow.

7:47 PM  
Blogger Nancy/n.o.e said...

I'll bet all that delayed pb gratification made these cookies taste all that much better to you! They look fabulous; great job.

7:53 PM  
Blogger Shari said...

I'm looking forward to this recipe now! I would find it so hard to give up peanut butter in our pantry...I'm glad you were able to indulge for a bit!

8:18 PM  
Blogger Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

I have a bake sale coming up. Want to come to Texas and help? We'll let you use nuts!

8:34 PM  
Blogger Kerstin said...

Another great cookie recipe - they look fabulous! I will never tire of PB and choclate together :)

9:11 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...


5:16 AM  
Blogger Barbara said...

As soon as I can get to the grocery store I am making these. Yum!

6:03 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

And a very nice looking cookie too! I should of made these also for our bus trip. :)

6:36 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Wow! Those are beautiful cookies. I love oatmeal and chocolate chip cookies. Heck, I love cookies! I can't wait to make these!

9:02 AM  
Blogger Lincoln said...

Peanut Butter anything is my favorite lucky for me Josh and Maria know that...

They fixed these delicious cookies for my birthday!! Thanks again.

1:18 PM  
Blogger Cakelaw said...

These look so good - I am glad that you got the chance to try them.

8:43 PM  
Blogger Elyse said...

I'm totally going to have to try out this Dorie recipe. I haven't made these yet, and man, do they look delicious! I'm glad you were able to sneak in a PB treat. Hope you enjoyed them (and your bday friends, too)!

8:48 AM  
Blogger Bunny said...

They look fantastic! Chocolate and pb were made for each other!

9:56 AM  
Blogger Risa said...

I just made these today and they were a hit! I only made a dozen and put the rest of the dough in the fridge. Well that dozen is long gone and now we need to make more!

8:03 PM  
Blogger Deborah said...

I think I would die if my Josh was allergic to nuts. But then again, I could make these and eat them all myself!

7:33 AM  

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