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Grandma's Homemade Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies


Alyssa loves sharing her family's favorite recipes with the world. She is a wife and a mom who enjoys drinking copious amounts of coffee.

Grandma's Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Grandma's Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

A Family Recipe

Recently, I went rummaging through my cupboards to take stock of ingredients I had on hand. I wanted to make something sweet, but I was out of butter and baking soda. I had peanut butter, oats, and baking powder. I also had plenty of sugar. Flipping through my secret family recipe book, I landed on our family's oatmeal cookie recipe. I took a few creative liberties and got to work, making a mess and baking.

Grandma's peanut butter oatmeal cookie recipe was born! About an hour later, I had a few pans full of scrumptious cookies. One bite and I was hooked!

These cookies are delicious! They are soft, crumbly, and filled with peanut buttery goodness.

Ingredients needed

Ingredients needed


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 3 cups peanut butter
  • 2 eggs


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine sugars, flour, salt, and baking powder. Using a fork, gently sift through to get rid of any lumps.
  3. Add in oats. Mix well.
  4. Stir in shortening. Mix well.
  5. Add in peanut butter. I like to use my hands to ensure that the dough is evening mixed.
  6. Stir in eggs.
  7. Roll the dough into medium-sized balls. Place on a greased cookie sheet.
  8. Optional: Dip a fork into flour. Make a criss-cross pattern across the top of each ball, as you would for a traditional peanut butter cookie.
  9. Bake for 15 minutes.

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These cookies are filling. Serve warm with a glass of cold milk before bedtime or as a snack. I like to have a few for breakfast with my coffee. You might try having a cookie or two with a side of vanilla ice cream.

Yummy cookies and a hot cup of coffee—perfection!

Yummy cookies and a hot cup of coffee—perfection!

© 2017 Alyssa


Alyssa (author) from Ohio on October 27, 2017:

I don't think this peanut butter cookie recipe would be the best choice for you, Bill. They are a little drier. If you were interested in a peanut butter cookie, I would point you in the direction of my husband's favorite - the Peanut Butter Cookie Crispies. It's his grandma's special recipe and one of the best peanut butter cookie recipes ever. They are crunchy and delicious!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on October 24, 2017:

Now I love peanut butter. I'll eat it right out of the jar, thank you very much. But peanut butter cookies always seem so dry to me. If you promise your recipe isn't gagging dry I'll try it out. :)

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