Our Achi Shawna has a recipe for peanut butter cookies from baking class and she had been bugging me for the longest time to bake some. Finally, we had some homemade peanut butter so we decided to replicate her recipe. But Shane wanted to contribute to the recipe, so we came up with an entirely different cookie. This is our peanut butter oatmeal cookies recipe that we are sharing with you because it’s so good.
Yummy and Natural Snacks: Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
Made of flour, oatmeal, peanut butter, and real butter, these cookies are amazing. The original recipe called for a total of 1 cup sugar but since our peanut butter is already sweet, I reduced the sugar. You may also reduce it some more up to ½ cup in total–if you are concerned about your sugar intake.
Our kids totally love it. Shane found a way to make it more interesting—she topped it with choco hazelnut spread and drank milk afterward. So rich!
Some of our cookies turned out to be darker and our Papa likes it better. He says the more toasted the cookies, the crunchier they are. They also taste better, he says.
In another light, you may call this a Home Economics subject activity as part of homeschooling. I believe that cooking and baking are life skills that will come in handy for our daughters later on. So I am training them early in a fun way.
Why Use Homemade Peanut Butter
For this peanut butter oatmeal cookies recipe, I used Zoe’s Homemade Peanut Butter made by my friend, Mommy Cheng Acain. Read her story here: Getting a Family Upgrade: Homemade Peanut Butter Makes it Possible
I prefer using homemade peanut butter because you may notice that it is kind of oily as compared to the branded ones that you get in the supermarket. This mixes well with the dry ingredients and makes the cookie batter smoother, especially if you add oats.
Moreover, I prefer using Zoe’s Homemade Peanut Butter because I know that it is made of pure peanuts—no extenders. They just add butter and sugar to sweeten it.
For orders around Silay City, Talisay City, and Bacolod City areas, message Cheng at 09429639927. They accept resellers.
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
Since we have modified peanut butter oatmeal cookies, I can already freely share it with you. It’s so good and when something is so good, it needs to be shared. xoxo
- 1 cup flour
- ½ cup instant oats
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- ¼ cup baking powder
- ¼ tsp. iodized salt or crushed rock salt
- ½ cup real butter, softened
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup refined sugar
- 1 large egg
- ¾ cup homemade peanut butter
- 1/3 cup Reese peanut butter chips
- In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients – from the flour to the salt. Set aside.
- Using a separate bowl, beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed. Continue mixing for about 2 minutes or until very fluffy.
- Beat in the egg. If you are making multiple recipes, add the egg one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
- Add the homemade peanut butter and continue mixing until the mixture is completely smooth and has a fluffy texture. This takes about 2-3 minutes.
- Add the flour mixture little by little and continue mixing until the dry ingredients are complete mixed with the peanut butter mix.
- Turn off the mixer. Add the peanut butter chips and combine well using a spatula or wooden spoon.
- Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour.
Baking the Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
After refrigerating the cookie batter for an hour, you are ready to bake your peanut butter cookies. Here’s what to do.
- When you are ready to bake, preheat your oven to 180° C.
- Grease a cookie sheet and drop round tablespoons of dough about 1.5 inches apart. Most peanut butter cookies have a hashtag (#) sign on top. You can use a fork to do that or just omit it altogether.
- Bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes.
- Since I used two layers of the oven, I switch the trays at half-time so that both cookie trays bake evenly. You have to take a peek from time to time if your cookies have reached the desired golden brown color.
- Let them cook for about 5 minutes before removing from the cookie sheet. Transfer onto a wire rack and cool completely before storing them in a cookie jar.
Note: At 15 minutes, the Reese peanut butter chips have already melted because of the length of baking time. Now, I think it wasn’t a good idea to use it. Just sharing it here with you because the effect was delicious. But if you don’t have the chips, I think you can just add about ¼ cup of peanut butter to compensate for it. I will do that next time.
The Hashtag Sign on Top of Peanut Butter Cookies
I don’t know where this came from exactly but I have indeed notice the hashtag or number sign on top of peanut butter cookies. It is a sign that probably sets it apart from other kinds of similar looking cookies.
However, it didn’t turn out quite well for us so we omitted it. After all, this is our only batch and we don’t need those markings to enjoy our homemade peanut butter cookies! So yum! 🙂
I don’t think I can sell these though because we loved them so much! haha But of course, if you want to replicate this to sell, go ahead.
Other Homecooking Recipes
Meanwhile, here are other homecooking recipes that you might like to try at home.
- Tired of sizzling pork sisig? How about your use tofu (soybean curd) as a healthier alternative. Try This Easy Sizzling Tofu Sisig Recipe for a Vegetarian Meal
- Pang ulam with rice or pang-snack, Make a Pinoy Budget Meal with Payless Instant Pancit Canton
- Do you miss Mongolian bowls in restaurants? Do it yourself then. It’s just glorified fried rice. Here’s an Easy to Make Mongolian Rice Bowl Recipe at Home
- If getting your kids to eat vegetables is a problem, try This Shepherd’s Pie Recipe will Get Your Kids to Eat Vegetables
- Callos is such a pricey dish in restaurants to make it and enjoy it at home. Check out this Pinoy Callos Recipe by Mommy Sigrid
- Make homemade corned beef for your family. Read: Homemade Garlic Corned Beef Recipe by Mommy Sigrid