This has become my favorite recently. I definitely favor this than my plain Peanut Butter Cookies. The addition of oats gives it a chewy bite and texture. Not to mention, there could never be wrong with the combination of peanut butter and chocolate, so the addition of chocolate in these cookies is definitely a brilliant idea.
Plain, simple, and a very easy cookie recipe that everyone will certainly love.
- 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup peanut butter (can be chunky or smooth)
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 large egg, room temperature
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup roughly chopped chocolate or chocolate chips
- 1/2 tsp salt (optional)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Start with creaming the softened butter and sugar about 3-5 minutes. If preferred to add more sweetnes to the cookies, add 1/4 cup of granulated sugar.
Whisk in the peanut butter, followed by 1 large egg. Make sure that everything is incorporated before adding the dry ingredients. If using, add vanilla extract into the mixture.
I listed vanilla extract as optional as I don’t think it is necessary to add that to the cookie mixture, considering that the peanut butter flavor is quite prominent. However, vanilla extract has always been a part of any baking recipes, so if using it, this is the step to add that in.
Into the bowl, add the rolled oats, roughly chopped chocolate or chocolate chips, flour, baking soda, and baking powder. If using salt, add it to the mixture as well. If the peanut butter being used is not all-natural without preservatives, I recommend not to add salt, as the salt content in some peanut butter jars are pretty high. There are some peanut butter with really low sodium content, so that’s when I recommend adding 1/4 tsp of salt into the cookie batter.
Stir everything together.
Uisng a teaspoon or a cookie scoop, roll the cookie dough balls using the palm of your hands and place them on a baking pan line with parchment paper or greased with butter.
Bake them in a preheated oven of 375 degrees for about 10-12 minutes, or until they’re medium golden brown.
Let them sit in the baking pan for about 5 minutes before transferring them to cool completely.