Chunky Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Chocolate Chipsters

Hello Bakers! This mid-week bake comes courtesy of Baking, From My Home to Yours, by Dorie Greenspan. While I’ve been baking quite a bit of recipes from this book, so far I think this recipe is near the top as my one of my favorites.  Peanut butter, Oatmeal and Chocolate all together into one scrumptious cookie – what’s not to like?
These cookies were flat-out spectacular. The whole house smelled like peanut butter with hints of nutmeg in the air – it was heavenly. Out of the oven, the cookies were soft and scrumptious and they crisped up as they cooled as a traditional peanut butter cookie would. I really enjoyed the addition of fresh nutmeg and cinnamon giving the whole cookie a rounded flavor and texture of all the ingredients.
Taking these cookies to work, I had a few co-workers who sampled more than a few and took left overs for later. I’ve only been sharing my bakes with my co-workers for a short while, they have already started asking me when the next taste test will occur.
Chunky Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Chocolate Chipsters

INGREDIENTS

3 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup (packed) light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
9 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped into chunks, or 1 1/2 cups store-bought chocolate chips or chunks (I chose a different direction; I went with 3/4 cup bittersweet chocolate chips and 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips to ensure the bittersweet chocolate did not overwhelm)

DIRECTIONS

Position the racks to divide the oven into thirds and preheat the oven to 350°. Line two baking sheets with parchment or silicone mats.

Whisk together the oats, flour, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt. Working with a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, or with a hand mixer in a large bowl, beat the butter, peanut butter, sugar and brown sugar on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating for 1 minute after each addition, then beat in the vanilla. Reduce the mixer speed to low and slowly add the dry ingredients, beating only until blended. Mix in the chocolate chips.

If you have the time, cover and chill the dough for about 2 hours or for up to one day. (Chilling the dough will give you more evenly shaped cookies.)  I couldn’t wait that long but did chill the dough for about an hour, they turned out great.If the dough is not chilled, drop rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto the baking sheets.

If the dough is chilled, scoop up rounded tablespoons, roll the balls between your palms and place them 2 inches apart on the sheets. Press the chilled balls gently with the heel of your hand until they are about 1/2 inch thick.

Bake for 13 to 15 minutes, rotating the sheets from top to bottom and front to back after 7 minutes. The cookies should be golden and just firm around the edges. Lift the cookies onto cooling racks with a wide metal spatula – they’ll firm as they cool.

Make sure you wait for the baking sheets to cool completely before making the next batch. And I used parchment paper, which I turned over to use the unused side for the second batch.

Enjoy!

 


3 thoughts on “Chunky Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Chocolate Chipsters

  1. Wow, these turned out so beautifully. You are making me drool here! Your photography is stunning. I want some of these! So glad I found your blog. These look spectacular 🙂 Are the cookies on the crunchy side or chewy?

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