Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chip Oatmeal Cookies


So I am impatient.

Completely and utterly.

I don’t have patience for bad drivers. Or slow drivers. Or for traffic.

I don’t have patience for idiots. Or annoying customers. Or people who want to waste my time.

I don’t have patience while waiting for buses. Or for photos to upload when I’m blogging. Or for watching commercials.

I don’t have patience for long, drawn-out baking processes. And I don’t have patience for little, fiddly things.

Like making the small figurines, fruits and other finicky things that we had to create in my marzipan class.

I felt like I was back in kindergarten and it was play-doh time.

I got so frustrated making teeny tiny pumpkins, and fiddly flowers, and stupid little bird’s houses, that I was ready to throw my miniature carrots across the room.

Or bang my head against the wall.

Or something.

One of the girls put her hand on my arm, laughed and said gently, “Natasha, maybe cake decorating isn’t for you?”.

No. Cake decorating is definitely not for me. I’d rather sit in traffic, thanks.

But we did have to choose a theme and make a final marzipan piece, and mine was the Cookie Monster (no surprises there).

He was super cute, and the teeny tiny cookies had me craving real-life cookies.

Because I, like the Cookie Monster, love cookies.

So here we are! Cookies for you.

Soft and chewy oatmeal peanut butter cookies, to be exact. With chocolate chips and the peanut butter chips that the awesome Maura sent me from all the way over in Hawaii (go visit her blog. Yum!).

The cookies are really good. And at least something positive came from my marzipan class.


P.S. You can now follow me on Twitter (not that there’s much to follow yet. But hey, I’ll get there)!


Adapted from the lovely Averie Cooks.

110g unsalted butter, softened (1/2 cup)
1 1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/3 cup peanut butter
1 egg
1 egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cups plain flour
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter chips

Preheat the oven to 180 C (350 F) and line a few trays with baking paper.

Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and both sugars until light and well combined.

Add the peanut butter and mix in until incorporated. Beat in the egg and vanilla.

Turn the mixer to low, add the flour, oats, baking soda and salt and mix until just combined.

Mix in the chocolate and peanut butter chips.

Scoop tablespoons of mixture, roll them into balls and place on the lined trays, allowing room for spreading.

Bake for 10 minutes, until golden around the edges. Makes 24 cookies.

Leave me a comment:

    • Oh I love all your recipes! These are really yummy! Love the oatmeal in these. I really want to try them with cookie butter instead of the peanut butter, too. Looking forward to your new recipe! I’ll be sure to check in on Monday :-)

    • Thanks Joy! Good luck! But if you can’t don’t stress – just use all chocolate chips, you’ll still get the peanut butter flavour from the cookie itself :-)

  1. The Cookie Monster you made is so cute. I wanted to try this recipe out but I’m out of butter and I don’t have peanut butter chips or peanut butter but whenever I get the ingredients, I’m going to try it out. Lol. I hate traffic too.

  2. Ooh, the perfect use for those PB chips!!

    Your cookie monster came out SO cute, I’m very impressed :) Just showed it to Malia and she wanted to have it right now…I will not be able to replicate that, haha! You’ll just have to come and visit us ;)

    • I thought so too! But I still have plenty left. Have you ever made the chocolate peanut butter cookies off the back of the Reece’s packet? Was thinking of trying those out.

      Thanks Maura :-) Haha I may just have to! ;-) until then though, want me to send him to you? If the US border will let marzipan through I should be able to bubble wrap and post him no problem.

      • I’ve never made those cookies, but I’m sure you could make a better version…all your recipes are amazing :)

        You are so sweet to offer to send cookie monster, but please don’t, it would probably melt or get destroyed in the mail and that would be a tragedy! I’m trying to think of ideas for Malia’s 3rd birthday party…perhaps a Sesame Street theme or a Dora/Diego theme!

        • Okay thanks! I’ll take a look at the recipe and see what I can do with it :-)

          Oh that’s okay! Haha it wouldn’t be that much of a tragedy. I’m not sure what to do with him to be honest!
          When is her birthday? I always loved sesame street, something like that sounds as if it would be great! :-)

  3. Delicious! Peanut butter and chocolate a winner combination of course. The cookie monster looks so cute, when I was a kid I wanted to marry him, LOL! Love your clicks and as always they made me hungry.

  4. Pingback: >Cookie Butter Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies | Butter

  5. Pingback: >Culinary School Photos and an Announcement | Butter