Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies {Recipe}

In our household peanut butter is a daily staple. I’ve always loved it, even as a child, and my children are loving it just as much. They have it at breakfast and lunch and would probably enjoy it at supper too if they could.

These oatmeal peanut butter cookies with raisins were barely cooled and they were gone.


These are really easy to make, and great for having your children help with, in fact they could probably do the majority of it themselves, needed help with the oven of course. Plus what child doesn’t love “playing” with their food? They’ll love rolling the dough into balls.

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies


  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 4 tablespoons light brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons oats (I used quick oats)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup raisins, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, anything you like


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In a medium sized bowl stir together the peanut butter, honey, and brown sugar. Do NOT warm up the peanut butter or the honey. Add in the oats, salt, baking soda, egg, and vanilla extract. Stir well.

Stir in desired add-ins. The mixture will be thick and hard to stir. Press the dough very to form the balls.

Place the formed balls onto a cookie sheet and bake for 7-9 minutes.

Watch the cookies closely and remove when the bottom barely starts to brown even if they don’t look completely done (they cook more as they cool).

These cookies are quite good for you, not a lot of refined sugar. You don’t have to feel too guilty letting your kids have a few, or perhaps sneaking a few yourself.

Tell me, what would you use for your add in? Chocolate?

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I am a work at home mom with three children aged seven and under. I blog at Forgetful Momma early in the morning, at naptime (when they actually happen) and in the evenings if I can stay awake long enough. I love sharing recipes, fun activities for children and families alike, and the little things in life that I don't want to forget.

49 responses to “Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies {Recipe}”

  1. These look so good! You could add peanuts, coconut, or choco chips!!

  2. that looks so tasty

  3. Yum, so many of my favorite ingredients in one cookie!

  4. Yes coconut would be a great addtion, …..fantastic cookie recipe!

  5. Those look and sound delicious. Gotta try them.

  6. This recipe looks and sounds great. I especially like all of the healthy ingredients.

  7. peanut butter and oatmeal! best of both worlds. sounds like the most perfect combination

  8. I’m not a huge fan of peanut butter but wow those look so tempting

  9. These look so delicious – thanks for the recipe!

  10. This is a combination of my 2 favorite cookies. I must try!!!!!

  11. that looks mouth watering

  12. These look yummy. My two favorite types of cookies are peanut butter and oatmeal so this seems to be a great combination.

  13. My absolute favourite

  14. These looking so yummy!

  15. I really like this recipe. I like the fact that the only fat is that in the peanut butter. This is a healthy recipe with lower sugar and fat than most. Thank you for this useful and tasty cookies.

  16. Thanks for sharing this nice recipe

  17. These sound delicious!

  18. Yes coconut … these look so delicious…

  19. I added walnuts this morning…delicious

  20. I think this is a perfect combination for a cookie and these sound very delicious.I love to put nuts in my cookies so I will either add walnuts or chopped peanuts.

  21. Yummy these look tasty thanks for sharing the recipe a must try 🙂

  22. Made a batch of these this morning,they smelled so good

  23. I wonder how these would turn out with sunbutter so they could be peanut free.

  24. I totally love that the only fat is that in the peanut butter.

  25. These look very good, I think I would add some chopped peanuts into mine, just for that crunch!!

  26. This recipe sounds so good that I mean to try it. I would choose to add some chocolate chips to the batter. Hope it is as good as it looks.

  27. I haven’t made these cookies yet but I plan on making them this week. I love peanut butter as well, and a jar is always on our table.

  28. I make a lot of chocolate chip cookies, but I have been trying to make ones with less chips and other healthier ingredients. For this reason, I really think this recipe is my answer. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  29. I made these Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies yesterday and they were delicious. I will be adding them to my favorite cookie recipes. I love that the peanut flavor is so strong and tasty. My husband and daughter loved them as well. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe with us.

  30. I love everything about these! I’ll definitely be trying them this Christmas.

  31. Thanks – never get enough of tested and approved cookie recipes.

  32. I love how these cookies turned out so nicely browned and delicious looking! I will be saving the recipe to try them.

  33. These look soooo good. Except for the raisins. Raisins are just wrong. Chocolate chips all the way, baby :-0

  34. Peanut Butter and Oatmeal cookies sound like a great combo! I would definitely add chocolate!

  35. I saw this recipe and am actally craving them with a passion.They look delicious and will be baking them tomorrow.

  36. I love peanut butter anything…and this is a great variation with oatmeal too!! I know where I will be this week one day. Baking these for sure in my kitchen!! yummy!

  37. Wow, love how simple these are! I will try them this coming weekend.

  38. These look so tasty! Peanut butter is my favourite. Thank you!

  39. The cookies look good Peanut butter is a favorite at my house also

  40. These cookies look so yummy! Peanut butter cookies are always a hit at our house. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  41. Peanut butter cookies is one of our favorites. This recipe looks delicious.

  42. This recipe looks delicious I love peanut butter cookies

  43. Love oatmeal and peanut butter cookies and these look pretty easy to bake thanks for the recipe.

  44. I just made some of these again. I can’t get enough of this combination of ingredients. My family really loves the oatmeal and peanut butter combination.

  45. These are such good cookies, and one of my husbands favourites, once he starts eating them he can’t stop!

  46. Will have to try these, oatmeal and peanut butter cookies are my favorite, I also as some cacao powder.

  47. These cookies look so delicious and would be a great recipe to make with my grandchildren.

  48. We love peanut butter anything but I have never tried to make peanut butter cookies with oatmeal. This is a must try for me. Thanks for sharing.

  49. These look wonderful. I am a big fan of oatmeal too, but only in cookies or cake.

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