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?