Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

3 minutes
February 22, 2021
Carole Jones

Ahhhh…..life with a newborn.  So beautiful and such a nightmare at the same time.  I think our Father in Heaven made little babies so adorable and smell so completely wonderful so we would have the patience needed to be up with them all night long.

How can I be upset with a face like this?  In fact, knowing she is our last baby makes me want to enjoy every minute I’m up with her and keep her from ever growing up.
Now keep me in your prayers….my Mom and Dad are leaving on Monday.  I don’t know how they think they can just leave me here with six children?!?!?  I could have never survived these first few weeks without them.  I am so blessed to have amazing parents who love my kids as much as I do!

Please know that all recipes posted over the next few weeks were all done before the arrival of baby #6.  I stocked up on baked goods and pictures before she was born knowing I wouldn’t be up for any baking after her arrival.  These cookies were made for my chocolate-loathing son.  I loved the addition of oatmeal to a regular peanut butter cookie.  My only complaint is that their shelf life is just a couple of days then they dry out…..so eat ’em fast!!!

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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

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These peanut butter oatmeal cookies are super chewy and soft!  My kids love these in their school lunches.

  • Yield: 4 dozen


  • 1/2 cup butter flavored shortening

  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • 3/4 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup whole oats


  1. In a large bowl, beat together the butter, shortening and peanut butter until smooth.  Add the two sugars and mix well.  Beat in one egg at a time until well blended.
  2. Add the flour, soda, salt and oats.  Mix until combined.  Scoop onto ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 9-10 minutes.  Do not overbake!  Allow to set on the cookie sheet for one minute before removing to cooling rack.
  • Author: Carole


  • Serving Size: 2 cookies
  • Calories: 234
  • Sugar: 16g
  • Sodium: 233mg
  • Fat: 14g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 8g
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 24g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 26mg

Carole Jones

Carole Jones is an Arizona-based cookbook author & food blogger. She's authored The 30 Minute Cooking From Frozen Cookbook and the self-published Take 5: Chicken e-cookbook. For the past 15 years, Carole has shared her culinary adventures cooking and baking for her six brutally honest children here on My Kitchen Escapades. Hot, crusty bread is Carole's love language, but her two adorable grandchildren are a close second. Yes, second. Don't judge.


Cara Jones
15 years ago

The cookies sound WONDERFUL, but that baby looks EVEN better! I can’t believe how ADORABLE she is! I just want to squeeze her. Maybe Grandma and Grandpa Jones will bring some squeezes for me 🙂

15 years ago

She is a perfect angel!! What a dedicated, organized blogger you are!! So did you freeze the goods you produced?! Thanks for chatting the other day. You can do it…sleep for you and Micah…tv for the rest!;) Does she have a nickname yet?

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