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

Prep Time: 10

Cook Time: 7-9

Total Time: 20


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.
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38 responses to “Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies {Recipe}”

  1. Anne Taylor — August 5, 2015 @ 12:14 pm (#)

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


  2. mrdisco — August 5, 2015 @ 5:20 pm (#)

    that looks so tasty


  3. Dandi D — August 6, 2015 @ 4:22 am (#)

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


  4. Laurie P — August 6, 2015 @ 11:21 am (#)

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


  5. loriag — August 6, 2015 @ 4:24 pm (#)

    Those look and sound delicious. Gotta try them.


  6. Debbie White Beattie — August 8, 2015 @ 12:30 am (#)

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


  7. kristen visser — August 11, 2015 @ 11:33 am (#)

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


  8. Melinda L. — August 11, 2015 @ 5:38 pm (#)

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


  9. Susan Patterson — August 12, 2015 @ 1:04 pm (#)

    These look so delicious – thanks for the recipe!


  10. Stephanie LaPlante — August 15, 2015 @ 10:45 am (#)

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


  11. mrdisco — August 17, 2015 @ 7:13 pm (#)

    that looks mouth watering


  12. Kathleen B — September 4, 2015 @ 10:37 am (#)

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


  13. Jon T — September 12, 2015 @ 12:03 pm (#)

    My absolute favourite


  14. Elissa R — September 13, 2015 @ 10:39 am (#)

    These looking so yummy!


  15. Elva Roberts — September 17, 2015 @ 6:46 pm (#)

    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. kathy downey — October 12, 2015 @ 12:25 pm (#)

    Thanks for sharing this nice recipe


  17. Kristina — October 26, 2015 @ 12:24 pm (#)

    These sound delicious!


  18. kathy downey — October 31, 2015 @ 10:12 am (#)

    Yes coconut … these look so delicious…


  19. kathy downey — November 1, 2015 @ 6:17 am (#)

    I added walnuts this morning…delicious


  20. Wanda Tracey — November 17, 2015 @ 4:06 pm (#)

    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. Treen Goodwin — November 27, 2015 @ 2:08 pm (#)

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


  22. kathy downey — January 26, 2016 @ 10:03 am (#)

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


  23. Dandi D — April 18, 2016 @ 3:56 am (#)

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


  24. kathy downey — July 20, 2016 @ 6:48 am (#)

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


  25. Lynda Cook — August 7, 2016 @ 2:41 pm (#)

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


  26. Elva Roberts — August 20, 2016 @ 6:02 pm (#)

    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. Elva Roberts — August 27, 2016 @ 5:20 pm (#)

    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. Elva Roberts — September 9, 2016 @ 4:40 pm (#)

    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. Elva Roberts — September 13, 2016 @ 8:41 am (#)

    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. G K — November 3, 2016 @ 4:14 pm (#)

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


  31. Cass A — November 16, 2016 @ 3:49 pm (#)

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


  32. Wanda Tracey — December 3, 2016 @ 10:34 pm (#)

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


  33. Alison Braidwood — December 14, 2016 @ 6:51 am (#)

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


  34. DebH — January 29, 2017 @ 7:10 am (#)

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


  35. Wanda Tracey — April 24, 2017 @ 9:34 pm (#)

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


  36. Linda Bragg — May 22, 2017 @ 12:27 pm (#)

    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. AD — June 5, 2017 @ 8:11 pm (#)

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


  38. Erin N — December 23, 2017 @ 12:13 pm (#)

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


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