Saturday, April 16, 2011

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Last week my boyfriends grandma broke both of her ankles at the same time.  I really wanted to make her some "get well soon" cookies but I didn't know what she would like.  I asked one of his aunts and she said she loves peanut butter oatmeal raisin cookies, but to make them low sugar for her.  So I went searching for a recipe and came across this one and decided to cut the sugar in half.   They turned out really good and I hope these cookies put a smile on her face.  I didn't get to go to San Diego and deliver them myself, but I heard they were greatly appreciated and enjoyed by all.  
Get well soon Grandma Thor!!

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Raisin Cookies - Adapted from Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice
Yield: About 3-4 Dozen depending on size
3/4 Cup Butter, unsalted and room temperature
2/3 Cup Peanut Butter
1 Cup Sugar, or 1/2 Cup for low sugar version
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar, packed
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon, I always add more...
2 Eggs
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
1 1/4 Cup Flour
2 Cups Rolled Oats
2/3 Cup Raisins, optional, can be substitute for chocolate chips, m&m's, or peanut butter chips
2/3 Cup Chopped Walnuts, optional, can be substituted for peanuts, pecan, or any other nut 


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Beat together the butter and peanut butter until combine, add the sugars and cream until smooth.
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla to the mixture and beat until combine.
  4. In a separate small bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon.  Add to the mixture.
  5. Stir or mix in the oats and mix-ins of your choice.
  6. Using a cookie scoop or tablespoon,  drop cookies onto a prepared cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly golden brown around the edges.
  7. Let cool then enjoy!!


  1. What a sweet thing to do. I'm sure that she'll love your cookies and feel better in no time.

  2. I am delighted to find your blog! Thank you so much for the add on TK :-)

  3. What a nice thing to do for Grandma. Those are really nice looking cookies. I have yet to find an oatmeal cookie that I like. I like a soft oatmeal cookie, and these look thick and soft. Going to save this one. Thanks for sharing.

  4. oh these look great!! i love oatmeal cookies!

  5. I made them tonight. I put in a little nutmeg and 1 1/2 cups of mixed stuff like raisins, m&m, peanut drops, chocolate drops and peanuts. They were addictive, and needed a glass of milk to go with them. On a scale from 1 to 10, I give it an 8. Good.