Outrageous Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

Update: I posted this recipe a while back with a goofy photo featuring a cute snowman Christmas ornament. Here’s a more recent photo.

outrageous chocolate chip peanut butter

Outrageous Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies are just as good now as they were back when I discovered them on Allrecipes.com.  The cookies have crispy edges, chewy centers, and bumpy texture courtesy of oats, peanut chunks (if you add nuts or use extra crunchy peanut butter) and chips.

outrageous chocolate chip peanut butter

Outrageous Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter
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Outrageous Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 24
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 oz (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter, mainstream sugar added type**
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (4.5 oz)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (use ¼ if using salted butter)
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cream both sugars and butter. Beat in peanut butter, vanilla and egg.
  3. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt. Add to batter and stir until incorporated. Stir in oats and chips.
  4. Drop by tablespoons on to lightly greased (or parchment lined) cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes.
  5. Let sit on cookie sheet for about 3 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.
I've played around with the size of these cookies over the years and have settled on slightly rounded tablespoons or cookies that are a little over an 1 oz each. I always get at least 24 cookies. Using European style butter results in a slightly thicker cookie, and not greasing the pan also inhibits spreading. I use parchment or foil -- never spray or grease.


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  1. Janet says

    I am sorry to hear about your Dad. Is everything ok with him now? Still in hospital? The recipes you are making look delicious! Thank you!

  2. says

    Hi Anna –

    Those cookies look awesome. I will try them – maybe that is what the garbage guys and postman will get in their tins! Parchment seems to be the secret of oatmeal cookies. I’ve had several really good batches with the parchment after years of failure. Who knew?

    I posted the result of my dessert sagas today on the blog if you want to pop over.


  3. Anna says

    Janet, thanks so much for asking. He was discharged! He left the hospital and went to the office. Crazy man.

    Claire, I’ll be looking forward to reading about what you bake.

    Steph, I’m off to check your blog and then go watch Friday Night Lights. We really like that show.

    Kristen, I am glad you like my minimalist snowman approach.

  4. says

    Anna, I LOVE your snowman/cookie photo!! I am becoming inspired to try my hand at food photography as well. Haven’t done much with it up to this point. If you are entering this pic into a contest…I may remove the gold “hanger” thread from the top of his head and re-shoot the picture. (maybe even the black hanger eye hook) It would remove that small distraction. Other than that it is PERFECT, very “uncluttered”…Go for it!! Good-Luck, Diane

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