These peanut butter oatmeal cookies are the perfect way to celebrate National Peanut Butter Cookie Day. Chewy, nutty, and packed with peanut butter flavor, you’ll find these cookies absolutely irresistible.
Both peanut butter and oats are healthy ingredients to use in baking, plus they taste great, as demonstrated with this recipe. Other healthy ingredients include coconut oil, honey, and wheat flour – all cleaner substitutes for ingredients like butter, table sugar, and white flour.
We love how these peanut butter oatmeal cookies have a crisp exterior and chewy center. The key to getting cookies that don’t spread too much in the oven is using the proper ratio of fat (in this case coconut oil) to other ingredients in the dough, and briefly chilling the dough prior to baking.
As tantalizing as these healthy cookies are, this recipe yields more cookies than we can usually finish before the cookies go bad. As a result, we like to shape the extra cookie dough into balls and then freeze them to be baked later whenever the craving for them strikes.
If you plan on baking the entire batch of peanut butter oatmeal cookies, make sure to store the leftover cookies in an airtight container. They should be good for another three to four days.