Peanut Butter Oatmeal White Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Kelli H. on April 14, 2014

I made these cookies two weeks ago for a little backyard bbq David and I had with our friends. It was last minute but I wanted to bake something sweet for dessert. I always think cookies are some of the easiest baked goods to make. Plus, so many people don’t make them by scratch that you can usually easily impress people with cookies. I scanned through my “Cookie Love” board on Pinterest and decided to go with these ones.

After rushing to the store to do our weekly shopping, putting all the food away by myself, I quickly got started on these cookies, and went and read the recipe wrong! It was not much of a disaster but it meant I was going to have to double the recipe to fix the problem. That was fine by me! Another one of my favorite things about drop cookies is that you can drop them all out on to a cookie sheet, put the cookie sheet in the freezer, and then after a few hours remove them from the cookie sheet to a ziplock bag to bake later. All you have to do then is preheat the oven, and place the frozen cookie dough balls on to the baking sheet, and wa-la you have fresh baked cookies in a whim.

This worked out perfectly for me since David and I went to our friends Max & Maren’s last night for dinner. I baked up a dozen of the frozen cookie dough balls and brought them with us for dessert. Again everyone loved these cookies. They are definitely a crowd-pleaser. I’m going to have to make them again for my mom when she’s finished with her two week cleanse (no carbs for her). Poor girl didn’t get to try any this time!

Peanut Butter Oatmeal White Chocolate Chip Cookies
Adapted from How Sweet Eats

1 1/4 cup flour
1 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted & cooled
6 tablespoons creamy peanut butter, melted & cooled
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg + 1 egg yolk
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup white chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

2. In a small bowl melt butter and peanut butter in the microwave or on the stove. Stir every 30 seconds until completely melted. Remove from heat and cool.

3. In a large bowl; combine flour, oats, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. 

4. In the bowl of a large mixer; beat melted butter/peanut butter mixture and brown and granulated sugar together until completely mixed. Beat egg and egg yolk until completely mixed. Pour in vanilla and beat until combined. Turn speed down and add in flour mixture until completely mixed. Turn off machine, remove beater and stir in white chocolate chips.

5. On a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silpat place 1 tablespoon sized cookie dough balls on sheet and bake for 10-13 minutes depending on your oven. Remove from oven and let sit 1 to 2 minutes before removing to cool on a wire rack.

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Unknown April 15, 2014 at 3:14 am

These sound and look so yummy! I was already thinking of whipping up some cookies this evening, and now that you posted this delicious looking cookie recipe, it’s settled, I simply must make some! 🙂 — Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness

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Made in Sonoma April 15, 2014 at 4:15 am

Glad I could push you to do it! 🙂

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Jenn April 15, 2014 at 9:24 pm

These sound so amazing! Love peanut butter…love oatmeal…love white chocolate. In other words, this is a triple threat of awesomeness. 🙂 Also, I think having to double the recipe is the best “disaster” you can have, haha!

-Jenn (eating bender) <– for some reason it never lets me comment as Wordpress and I haven’t figured out why!

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Made in Sonoma April 15, 2014 at 9:47 pm

I have no idea why it won’t let you! I think a few other people have had that problem too though it does look like some people still can comment as Wordpress. Thanks for taking the time to comment!

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Marco May 28, 2015 at 10:37 pm

Those cookies are very awesome. I will have to bake them.

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