Peanut Butter-Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

9/7/10


This week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was hosted by the lovely Jasmine, of Jasmine Cuisine. She chose peanut butter crisscrosses. Because I'm a peanut butter addict, I had already made that particular recipe several times. And due my constant need to try various incarnations of peanut butter, I decided to bake/devour these peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies instead.

I can honestly say that these are the best peanut butter cookies I have ever had. Please don't get me wrong, the crisscrosses are stellar, and they are the ideal recipe for classic peanut butter cookies.

But these p.b. oatmeal chocolate chip darlings pull out all the stops, and leave you craving cookie after cookie after cookie until finally you think you're going to die of a peanut butter bliss overload.


These are the the kind of cookies that you will crave at any random moment. I was hit with an overwhelming urge to bite into one while I was waiting at an intersection. It wasn't even a stressful situation. All of a sudden I just really, really wanted to taste their moist, crumbly, nutty texture.

This recipe bridges that sometimes precarious gap between the chewiness of chocolate chip cookies and the pebbly crumb of peanut butter cookies. These are not oatmeal cookies, the oatmeal is more of a moderator than an instigator. It simply offers a hearty flavour without being too intrusive. Thank you, oatmeal.

Please visit Jasmine for an amazing classic peanut butter cookie recipe. But if you're looking for something with more bells and whistles, look no further than these peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.

Or just make both to satisfy an indecisive mind/stomach!



Peanut Butter-Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
(adapted from Brown Eyed Baker)
*printer friendly Recipe*

Ingredients
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt + extra for sprinkling
1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg, at room temperature
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 cup bittersweet or dark chocolate chips (I used Ghiradelli's 60% cacao chips)

Method
Whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.

On medium speed, cream together the butter, peanut butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract, about 3 minutes. Add the egg and beat to combine. On low speed, gradually add the flour mixture until just combined. Using a large spatula or wooden spoon, stir in the oats, and then the chocolate chips. Cover and chill for at least 3 hours.

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

Use a large cookie scoop (3 tablespoons) and drop dough onto prepared baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Lightly sprinkle each cookie with salt. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly golden. Cool completely on the baking sheet and then store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Makes only about 16 cookies (you may want to double this one.)

26 comments:

ruairi said...

These look amazing, i love your peter rabbit cup also :-)

I certainly would need more than 16, doubling up WILL be necessary!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Wow! You've just combined all of my favorite cookies, into one!

Beth said...

What a great back-to-school recipe! My kids are huge peanut butter fans and will love these cookies.

Mary said...

I love Pirate peanut butter cookies, which have oatmeal, so I'll have to try these. I caught your bacon in cookies bug and tried that this time around.
:)

Valerie said...

Mary, had I only known that these are called Pirate cookies! :D

Stella said...

Wow, these are beautiful cookies, Valerie. I just felt my tongue involuntary move in an odd fashion when I saw the top photo. They look really good. Plus, I love that peanut butter and oatmeal are in there-super yum!
Oh, and you always make the best looking cookies. Mine are never the same size. Do you use a scooper or some type of tool to ensure roundness and such?
p.s.-I don't know where the summer went either (smile)...

Sweet and Savory said...

These sound wonderful. This is my type of cookie, chewy with chips. I want to try this one,as soon as possible. Thanks for this recipe.

I like Dorie's a lot but these are two very different cookies so I can like both of them.

Valerie said...

Making both recipes is the best solution for any indecision. :D

Thanks, Stella. :)
I'm quite neurotic about my cookies. Usually I use a level Tablespoon (or 2) but sometimes chunky ingredients can throw off the accuracy, if that's the case I use a trusted scale and weigh each ball of dough.

Jasmine said...

Great adaptation of the classic recipe! I'm glad to see so many peanut butter addicts around. Thanks for baking with me this week, et pour le gentil commentaire en français...

Barbara said...

Those look fabulous, Valerie. I just finished dinner and I would give anything for a handful of those with a glass of milk! I really have to make these soon. (And perhaps stick some in the freezer for nights like this.)

Katrina said...

Those look divine!

natalia said...

Valerie !! You are terrible :now I'm craving for those ....baci !

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

I don't know how to say "they look moist and delicious" in French..but they do :)

Bob said...

Crosshatching or no, those look wicked good.

RamblingTart said...

Absolutely divine cookies, Valerie!! Your new header is great too! :-)

christine said...

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Valerie said...

Hi, Christine.
Thanks for Foodista link, I'll implement the widget as soon as I get a chance. :)

Nirmala said...

I can't keep up. You post all these great cookies. It will take me a whole life time to keep up! Yummy. I love peanut butter and chocolate.

Jessica@tastyandtrim said...

Oh my goodness those cookies look amazing! They combine three of my favorite foods - peanut butter, oatmeal, and chocolate :) Thanks for sharing!

Pretty. Good. Food. said...

Yum, sounds so yummy!

Cookie baker Lynn said...

These cookies look perfect and they have everything I love. Must try them!

Valerie said...

Hi, Lynn.
As a fan of all three myself, this recipe will not disappoint. I do promise. :)

Lyss said...

I made these yesterday as they've been on my list for a while... They turned out just as you said - but maybe a bit more on the crumbly peanut butter cookie side. Is there any modification I could make to make them more moist? I plan to try your colossal chocolate chip cookies next... yum!

Valerie said...

Hi, Lyss
If you want a bit more chew, maybe the next time you could try reducing the amount of flour by about 2 tablespoons and increasing the peanut butter to a 'heaping' 1/2 cup? I don't know if that will work...I think you'll find that the colossal chocolate chip cookies will deliver all the chewiness that you're looking for. :D

Thanks for visiting!

Anonymous said...

Just made these. Turned out perfect! Btw j'aime votre nomme pour le site.

Valerie said...

@Anon: Merci. :D I'm so happy the cookies were a success!

 

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