These are my go-to drop cookies. They are always go over really well. It is a big batch, so be prepared to share. This started out as a monster cookie recipe, but has morphed over time to have more peanut butter and less add-ins. Now it is a simple chewy cookie that is so good.
One of Jax's daycare ladies is having a birthday, and I wanted to make something peanut butter for her. I knew this would be the perfect thing. I made enough for them and some for the kids. The rest of the batch went in the freezer for later. Now we'll just see how long that lasts!
All you have to do is mix everything together and drop them on a cookie sheet.
Freeze whatever dough is left for more cookies later!
Fresh cookies ready at a moment's notice!
Chewy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
makes about 6 dozen cookies
1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 16oz jar peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp baking powder
4 1/2 cups old fashioned oatmeal
1 bag chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 F
- In a mixer, cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
- Stir in eggs, one at a time and then stir in the peanut butter and vanilla.
- While the mixer is running, slowly add the baking powder and mix thoroughly.
- Add the oatmeal and stir until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Drop 1 1/2-2 Tablespoons of dough at a time onto a nonstick or parchment lined baking sheet.
- Bake 8-11 minutes or until the edges are slightly browned but the middles still look soft. Cool on baking sheet for a couple of minutes and then move to a wire rack to cool completely.
Since I didn't need the full batch of cookies this time, I dropped balls of dough onto additional cookie sheets and placed in the freezer overnight. The next morning I put them in a plastic bag. When you are ready for a fresh cookies, take out how many you want and bake them for a minute or two longer than you would otherwise. You can have fresh baked cookies any time!