Chocolate Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

The crunchiest cookies filled with bits of stuff!!!

  • 1.5 c. flour
  • 1/3 c. rolled oats
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 c. crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 c. packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. unsalted butter
  • 1/4 c. honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (or just splash some in)
  • 6 oz. chocolate chips (1/2 a regular bag)
  • stand mixer

Preheat oven to 350 F.

In mixing bowl (not stand mixer), combine flour, oats, baking soda, and salt.

In bowl of stand mixer, beat together peanut butter, brown sugar, butter, honey, egg, and vanilla until well-blended.

Stir dry ingredients into peanut butter mixture.  Then stir in chocolate chips.

Roll 1 heaping tablespoon of dough into a ball (or as close as you can with the sticky dough) and flatten slightly onto a baking sheet (lined with foil, obviously).  Repeat.  Leave plenty of space between cookies.

Bake cookies until puffed and beginning to brown on top.  They will still be very soft to the touch!!  Do not overcook!  This should be ~12 minutes, but check them at 10 minutes just to be sure.

Allow cookies to sit on baking sheet for about 5 minutes more; if you try to remove them while still super-hot and soft, they’ll just fall to bits.  And then you have to eat the messy bits because obviously you can’t give those broken cookies to other people… so I guess what I’m saying is go ahead and try to move them before they’re sturdy.

Adapted from somewhere on the internet, I really don’t know where.  This was my ex’s faaaaavorite cookie, so I had the recipe written down, but it’s been long enough I have no recollection where it came from.

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