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Sunday, August 2, 2020

Chewy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies - No Flour Needed!

These no flour cookies are full of peanut butter, oatmeal and chocolate chips. It makes a big batch, but you can freeze some dough for cookies on demand later!

three large peanut butter chocolate chip oatmeal cookies

    These are my go-to drop cookies.  They are always go over really well.  It is a big batch, so be prepared to share.  They are chewy, peanut butter-y and full of oatmeal goodness.  I love baking them in big soft cookies, but they are also good as smaller two bite cookies.

These thick chewy cookies are a perfect treat.  They have been a favorite for many years. 

I originally shared the recipe back in 2015, so I thought it was high time to freshen it up and share it again.  I made a batch and shared most of them at a bake sale, so I took the time to spiff things up.

One buyer ate one within earshot and was very excited about how good they were. There is nothing like the affirmative reaction of someone enjoying your food.

bowl of cookie dough and scoops of cookie dough ready to freeze

The original post:

    One of Little Dudes's daycare ladies is having a birthday, and I wanted to make something peanut butter for her.  She loves peanut butter pie, but that is hard to share with the littles.

     Cookies are so much easier to give to a dozen hungry tikes! 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!

thick chewy cookies

    All you have to do is mix everything together and scoop the dough on a cookie sheet. 

mixer bowl filled with cookie dough

Then bake them until they just barely start to brown around the edges. A quick trip to the oven and you are ready to enjoy a warm and gooey cookie.

Actually promise me you'll enjoy a warm cookie. They are extra soft and tasty, just don't burn yourself! 

Freeze whatever dough is left for more cookies later. Just scoop the dough onto a wax paper lined cookie sheet.

Freeze the balls of dough for several hours then move them to a freezer bag and toss it back in the freezer. You can pull out as many balls of dough as you'd like later and bake them up.

plastic bag filled with frozen balls of cookie dough

You can bake them froo, just add a minute or so to the bake time. Fresh cookies ready at a moment's notice!  

More great cookies that are loaded with peanut butter:
  • MiMi's Monster Cookies are very similar to these but include candy coated chocolate candies as well. They are another long time favorite of everyone in our family. 
  • Peanut Butter Cut-Out Cookies are rolled and cut out in fun shapes like sugar cookies. Top them with royal icing for a pretty and fun treat.
  • Triple Peanut Butter Cookies are loaded with peanut butter goodness.  They don't have oatmeal, but they do have great chew and tons of goodies!
golden brown peanut butter oatmeal cookies ready to eat

gluten free peanut butter oatmeal cookies, peanut butter chocolate chip cookies
Freezing Cookie Dough for Later to freeze cookie dough to bake later
Author: Cooking With Carlee
Chewy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

These are my go-to drop cookies. They are always go over really well. It is a big batch, so be prepared to share. They are chewy, peanut butter-y and full of oatmeal goodness. I love baking them in big soft cookies, but they are also good as smaller two bite cookies.
Prep time: 15 MCook time: 40 MTotal time: 55 M


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 16 oz jar peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 4 1/2 cups old fashioned oatmeal
  • 12 ounce bag chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. In a mixer, cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  3. Stir in eggs, one at a time and then stir in the peanut butter and vanilla.
  4. While the mixer is running, slowly add the baking powder and mix thoroughly.
  5. Add the oatmeal and stir until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  6. Drop 1 1/2-2 Tablespoons of dough at a time onto a nonstick or parchment lined baking sheet.
  7. 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.
Freezer directions
  1. If you don't need the full batch of cookies right away, drop balls of dough onto additional cookie sheets and placed in the freezer overnight. The next morning, put them in a zip top 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!
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  1. They look scrumptious!! Thank you for sharing! I see that you used both racks in your oven. I am never brave enough to try that - I guess I figure the ones below won't get done as well. What advice do you have for using both racks? Thanks!

    {hello from Link & Mingle link up!}

    1. I turned on the convection oven for these, so the air circulated around both trays pretty well. However, sometimes I cook two trays at once and just switch them out half way through the baking time. That way both trays get done pretty uniformly.

  2. Yummy! I love peanut butter and I love oatmeal, but for some reason I don't think I've had them together in a cookie before. I can't wait to try these!

    Thanks for sharing!

    1. I really love these. They are my favorite non-frosted cookie!

  3. Double yum! Thanks for linking up to Funtastic Friday. Hope to see you again this week.

    1. Thank you for hosting! Have a great weekend!

  4. Oats, chocolate chips and peanut butter, can it get any better? These sound delicious. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!! [email protected] Baking in Pyjamas

    1. I could go for a couple right now! They have oatmeal in them, so it would be an acceptable breakfast right? See you Sunday!

  5. These sound delicious! I love chocolate and peanut butter together. Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend? I hope you will join us again this Monday morning :)

  6. Hi Carlee- I'm new to your blog and found you via Oh My Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday.

    I always check new recipes and I love making cookies so I'm sure these will be on the short list to make soon.

    I'll add a link to my blog to where I found the recipe.


  7. These sure look good. Just need a glass of milk!

  8. Oh, yum! I have never tried cookies without flour. I think I will just have to give these a try!

    1. Just using the oatmeal makes them so chewy and delicious! Thanks, Amy!

  9. Ooh, these look so yummy. I've never tried oatmeal and peanut butter in a cookie before, but it sounds delicious! Definitely going to have to try them now! :-)

    1. These cookies and monster cookies are two of our family's favorites and both are filled with peanut butter and oatmeal. YUM!!

  10. I've never tried cakes or cookies with the convection. I will try these and see how they work out.
    The wind is to blow this weekend so no outdoor gardening for me. Baking is my other option - oh well I could clean house. Maybe.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,

    1. We are supposed to get a fair amount of rain this weekend, so I have Easter baking for the blog on the agenda! If you turn on the convection, you just have to keep a close eye because it seems like they brown more quickly. But, I like that you can get crispy edges and soft centers if you get it timed right.

  11. YUM! I love oatmeal cookies and I LOVE peanut butter! These have to be so, so good! And I love that this recipe makes enough to share :)

    1. Peanut butter and oatmeal are two of my staples! Thank you!

  12. Love the frozen cookie dough idea! Can never go wrong having that secret stash!

    1. If only I could keep that stash a secret from myself!

  13. These look and sound so delicious, Carlee! Often the no-flour peanut butter cookies are a little flat. Yours are so thick and chewy! My daughter is gluten free and it will be fun to bake something we can all enjoy! I agree that a stash of frozen cookie dough for cookies at a moments notice, is the best! :)

    1. Thank you, Wendy! I suppose there is enough oatmeal in them to make them stand tall and proud. Now if only I had the will power to make the freezer stash last longer!

  14. I love cookies with No flour! In fact, I’m making Monster cookies today! These look wonderful. Have a beautiful day!


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