Bring it All Together with Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

"Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies"
Blue ribbon cookie recipes

No blue ribbon winner ever wins over a mother’s home baked cookies!
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My mother used to make the best cookies.  It almost seemed second nature to her, and anything she baked always came out perfectly.

Thanks, Helen Abercrombie, for the wonderful baked goods you made throughout the years.  I still, and always will, consider you the best baker of all times.

While my mom never made peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies (she made all those kinds of cookies and even oatmeal cookies with raisins… she just never knew you could put these three family favorite ingredients all together), she did pass her trick on to me as to how to get the best baked chocolate chip cookies recipe and most beautifully baked cookie of any sort.

And here’s her secret, along with a really great PB, Oatmeal, Choco Chip recipe to bring it all together! 


My mom’s cookie baking secret:

For best baking results, cover your cookie dough and put it in the refrigerator overnight or for a few hours before you actually bake the cookies.

A Helen Abercrombie Baking Secret


I guess I could find out why this works so well, but I really don’t care to know all that much.  (Maybe someday I’ll check it out!)  I just know my mom shared this with me; I remember always seeing her dough in our refrigerator, and yes, my mom WAS the best baker around.



As I mentioned, my mom didn’t have a chip recipe that combined peanut butter with oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, but if she would have known about this recipe, I’m sure this would have been in our refrigerator, oven, and tummies too!

They are soft and chewy, made with simple ingredients, and the perfect combination of flavors make these a country fair blue ribbon winner, or a purple ribbon winner if you were ever in 4-H like I was (and like my mom was before me).  🙂

Of course, you don’t have to put the dough in the refrigerator before you bake it, but it’s nice to know that little Helen Abercrombie secret when you’ve got the time!

It really does make a difference.

When you want to give your family the best of traditional cookie ingredients all in one, use this charming country fair recipe for chocolate chip cookies with peanut butter and oatmeal.

"Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies"

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar (or 1 cup coconut palm sugar for Paleo cookies)
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar (or molasses for Paleo, and remember, the darkest molasses has the lowest carb count!)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/4 cups Gluten Free or regular old fashioned oatmeal
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips or equivalent chunks from a Ghirardelli Chocolate Bar (listed as gluten free as of this publication) or other chocolate bar that is gluten free


  1. Cream butter, peanut butter, and the sugars in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Beat eggs by hand, and add to butter / sugar mixture.
  3. Add remaining ingredients except the chocolate chips in the order given.
  4. When ingredients are well mixed, gently stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray, and drop onto sheet, leaving some space between each cookie.
  6. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes.

Makes about 4 to 5 dozen peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.


If you like coconut, please see my other recipe for coconut oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, or check out my recipes for simple, delicious oatmeal chocolate chip cookies or cranberry oatmeal chocolate chip cookies!


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