Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies


Indulge within the irresistible mix of wealthy cocoa, creamy peanut butter, and healthful oats with these Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies, a gluten-free possibility that gives a satisfying chewiness and the proper contact of sweetness, prepared in beneath half-hour.

Chocolate oatmeal cookies on a white plate.

Should you’ve made our well-known peanut butter oatmeal cookies or our flourless monster cookies, then you’ll adore these chocolate peanut butter oatmeal cookies. They’re made sans flour with an oatmeal peanut butter base.

Really, these are a variation of our PB oatmeal cookies, which suggests we’ve made and examined this recipe extra instances than you possibly can think about!

What’s in Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies?

  • All-Pure Creamy Peanut Butter: This ingredient contributes to the wealthy and nutty taste that is likely one of the signature tastes of the cookies. The advice to make use of an all-natural product like Smucker’s emphasizes the significance of this ingredient.
  • Cocoa Powder: Including a deep chocolate taste, the cocoa powder enhances the peanut butter and enriches the general style profile of the cookies.
  • Fast-Cooking Oats: These present a chewy texture and healthful, hearty taste, which is a distinguishing function of oatmeal cookies.
  • Semi-Candy Chocolate Chunks: These chocolate chunks elevate the cookies by including pockets of intense chocolate taste and a delightful textural distinction.
Chocolate granola in a bowl with chocolate chips.

Straightforward Ingredient Swaps

  • Butter: If you wish to make these cookies dairy-free, you should use coconut oil or a plant-based butter substitute.
  • Mild Brown Sugar: You may substitute with coconut sugar or granulated white sugar should you favor.
  • Maple Syrup: Honey or agave syrup might be used as options.
  • Gluten-Free Oats: If gluten shouldn’t be a priority, common quick-cooking oats can be utilized.
  • Peanut Butter: If there’s a nut allergy, sunflower seed butter or almond butter could be a appropriate substitute.

A observe on the oats: we examined this cookie with rolled oats and we a lot favor quick-cooking as a result of it is going to maintain collectively higher.

Chocolate oatmeal cookies on a baking sheet.

Taste Variations

  • Add Nuts: For extra crunch and taste, think about including chopped walnuts, almonds, or pecans.
  • Totally different Chocolate: Experiment with darkish chocolate or milk chocolate chunks for a special chocolate taste profile.
  • Spice It Up: A touch of cinnamon or nutmeg can add heat and complexity.
  • Add Dried Fruit: Raisins, dried cranberries, or chopped dried apricots might be blended into the dough for added sweetness and texture (much like our kitchen sink cookies!).


Bear in mind to regulate the cooking time and technique barely if essential based mostly on the particular substitutions or additions you make, as they could alter the feel or moisture content material of the cookie dough. These variations and substitutions may help you tailor the recipe to non-public tastes, and dietary preferences, or just add a brand new twist!

Chocolate oatmeal cookies on a baking sheet.


Why are my cookies spreading an excessive amount of or not sufficient?

Cookies can unfold an excessive amount of if the dough is simply too heat or if there’s an excessive amount of fats or sugar. Refrigerating the dough earlier than baking may help. In the event that they’re not spreading sufficient, it is perhaps because of the dough being too chilly or over-measured flour.

Do I want to make use of pure peanut butter for this recipe?

On this particular recipe, pure peanut butter is beneficial. Don’t use Jiff or different non-drippy peanut butter varieties as it is going to influence the feel and consistency of those cookies.

What if I don’t have parchment paper?

Should you don’t have parchment paper, you possibly can frivolously grease the baking sheet or use a silicone baking mat to forestall sticking.

Can I take advantage of quaint oats as a substitute of fast cooking oats?

Fast-cooking oats are often most popular for a softer texture, however old school oats can be utilized for a chewier cookie. It might barely alter the feel and look of the cookie.

A plate of chocolate oatmeal cookies with a bite taken out.


As soon as utterly cooled, the cookies might be saved in an hermetic container at room temperature for as much as every week. If you wish to maintain them longer, freezing is an efficient possibility.

Freezer Instructions

  • To freeze the dough: you possibly can form the cookie dough into balls and freeze them on a baking sheet earlier than transferring to a freezer bag. They are often baked straight from the freezer, however you would possibly want so as to add a few further minutes to the baking time.
  • To freeze the cookies: I personally prefer to freeze already-made cookies for a simple grab-and-go possibility. Let your cookies cool utterly after which switch them right into a gallon-size freezer-safe bag. Take away as a lot air as attainable and seal. Freeze for as much as 3 months.
A stack of chocolate oatmeal cookies on a plate.

Serving Ideas

  • Smoothies: Serve these cookies with a protein-packed smoothie. The cookies could be a tasty crunch to enhance a nourishing beverage 😀
  • Frozen Yogurt or Good Cream: A scoop of frozen yogurt or a home made “good cream” constituted of blended frozen bananas may present a cooling distinction to the chewy cookies.
  • Fruit Salad: Pair the cookies with a recent and vibrant fruit salad for a lighter dessert possibility. The sweetness and acidity of the fruits can steadiness the wealthy flavors of chocolate and peanut butter.
  • Espresso: Serve the cookies as a pleasant accompaniment to a cup of freshly brewed pour over espresso. A spiced chai or a strong espresso may complement the flavors notably effectively.


  • 1/4 cup melted unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup gentle brown sugar packed
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 giant egg
  • 1/2 cup all-natural creamy peanut butter* (we used Smuckers)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch salt
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats gluten-free if desired
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks + extra for topping
  • Flakey sea salt for garnish


  • First, preheat the oven to 350ºF and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Subsequent, mix melted butter and brown sugar till there aren’t any lumps (we used an electrical mixer for this step, however you should use a hand whisk, too). Then, add maple syrup, egg, peanut butter, and vanilla and blend once more.

    A bowl with a whisk and brown sugar in it.
  • Add salt, quick-cooking oats, cocoa powder, and baking soda and blend till all the pieces is mixed. Add in chocolate chunks and blend once more.

    Chocolate granola in a bowl with chocolate chips.
  • Refrigerate dough for quarter-hour to set.

  • Scoop 2 heaping tablespoons of cookie dough into your arms and type it right into a ball. Place it onto the cookie sheet and barely press right down to type a cookie form. The batter will really feel a bit moist, however it is going to be so delicate and chewy when achieved baking!*

    Chocolate oatmeal cookies on a baking sheet.
  • Repeat the method above till you’ve match 12 cookies on the baking sheet.

  • Add extra chocolate chunks to the highest, if desired.

  • Bake cookies at 350ºF for 11-14 minutes or till they start to crack on the highest.

    Chocolate oatmeal cookies on a baking sheet.
  • Take away cookies and allow them to cool on the baking sheet for a few moments earlier than transferring them to a wire rack to proceed cooling for not less than 20 minutes to agency up. Sprinkle the cookies with flakey sea salt.

    Chocolate oatmeal cookies on a white plate.

Ideas & Notes

  • We use Smucker’s all-natural peanut butter (or related type peanut butter(, the place you should stir within the oil. The sort of peanut butter is further drippy. We don’t suggest utilizing a model like skippy or JIFF for this recipe.
  • Cookie dough: the cookies will unfold only a bit when baking. Should you don’t press them down, you’re going to get dome-shaped cookies.
  • Should you use lower than 2 tablespoons of dough, scale back your bake time by 1-2 minutes as your cookies shall be smaller.
  • It would assist to barely moisten your arms earlier than rolling the cookie dough and washing your arms in-between balls as a result of the dough is fairly sticky.

Vitamin info

Energy: 227kcal Carbohydrates: 24g Protein: 5g Fats: 13g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 16g

Images: images taken on this submit are by Ashley McGlaughlin from The Edible Perspective.


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