Saturday, March 24, 2012

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Who doesn't love dessert for breakfast? 
Donuts are a legit breakfast in my book. As are pastries. Maybe even chocolate cake.
Bill Cosby says so.
 Chocolate cake has milk and eggs in it. 
That totally counts.
These cookies could count, too.
There's peanut butter and oats and nuts.
And since Spring Break is coming up for us at the end of the week, I just may serve these for breakfast.
I reserve the right to do that.
We will be on vacation, after all.
All 10 days of vacation. We are on a four day school week which means that the last day of school is March 29th and they don't go back until April 9th.
Heaven help us survive being home together that long.
I will need to get creative with them and make sure they aren't bored.
Pintrest, here I come!

1/3 c. peanut butter 
1/3 c. nuts, chopped (I skipped these and used crunchy peanut butter, but you can use peanuts, walnuts, pecans, etc.)
3/4 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 c. white sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar, packed
1/2 c. butter, room temp
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 large egg
1/2 c. old fashioned oats
1/4 c. quick oats (I just used 3/4 c. quick oats)

Combine peanut butter and chopped nuts. In a mixing bowl, beat together butter and both sugars until light and fluffy. Add peanut butter mixture and vanilla. Blend well. Beat in the egg. Add flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix well. Add oats and mix well. Beat another minute. Cover with plastic and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray. Drop by spoonful onto baking sheet and bake 11-13 minutes. 
Note: If you want a soft cookie, slightly under bake them {10-11 minutes}. If you like a crisp cookie, bake them 13 minutes. 

Recipe adapted from Hoosier Homemade

These may have been linked up to these parties.


  1. These look AWESOME! - Going to have to try them! & am for sure Pinning them! Thanks for sharing!

    Kali -

  2. Mmmm these cookies look great. Awesome picture too girl! And Bill Cosby? LOve him and his little chocolate cake rant :)

  3. Breakfast yes. Lunch, dinner, dessert, and snack? For sure!

  4. I'm with you all the way - cookies are great ANY time of day...especially when the kids are home from school. =) Oats and peanut butter are two of my most favorites - put them together and bake in a cookie. Sold!!! Enjoy your next 10 days Gal.

  5. You mean there are people that say we shouldn't eat cookies for breakfast? Don't ever send them to my house. My kids eat all sorts of things for, cottage cheese, poptarts, cookies:-) I don't care as long as they are eating something before heading out to school.

    These cookies sound awesome to me. I love oatmeal cookies and the peanut butter is a lovely bonus! Sounds like breakfast to me:-)

    Good luck not going bonkers for the next 10 days:-)

  6. I need tall glass of milk now. Lol I love your idea of using crunch peanut butter! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper & hope to see you again soon ~EMM

  7. Mmm these cookies look so good! I love anything with peanut butter, and I always love finding new cookie recipes!

  8. This looks so yummy! I would love for you to link up at my Linky Party via:

    PS: I am your newest Linky Follower

    Mrs. Delightful

  9. These cookies look absolutely DELICIOUS !
    I'm gonna pin them now as I'd love
    to make them after Passover

  10. oh yummy my favorite cookie

    come see me at

  11. Love pb and oatmeal. These look delicious.

  12. Hi Mandy,
    These are wonderful cookies, sure wish I had one right now to go with my afternoon tea. Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  13. Hey Mandy!! I just wanted to let you know we're featuring your cookies over at Weekend Potluck today. You know I just love all the goodies you share each week!! Hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend!

  14. Yum baked them tonight but used chocolate chips instead. Next time ill do half Pb half chocolate. Chips. Great recipe

  15. I made these last night, and they were so delicious. However, I'm wondering why my cookies were so crumbly. Do you have any suggestions? They were moist and not burnt.

  16. Made these bc I'm pregnant and craving PB. Forgot the egg bc I'm pregnant. Wanted you guys to know that these are awesome even if you screw them up like I did. :)

  17. Made these bc I'm pregnant and craving PB. Forgot the egg bc I'm pregnant. Wanted you guys to know that these are awesome even if you screw them up like I did. :)


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