Craving something sweet and chocolately? Something with lots of peanut flavor? These cookies are perfect for that moment. Most oatmeal cookies that include chocolate and peanuts or peanut butter are of the no bake variety. Those are great and all, however… there is nothing better than a warm, freshly baked cookie, in my opinion. Crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside – it’s my idea of perfection and these Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies with Peanuts fit the bill.
Rolled oats, salted peanuts, and a chocolate peanut butter drizzle enhance this fabulous, crunchy, chocolate-chip cookie. Don’t skimp out on the drizzle! Melted chocolate and peanut butter are combined for an out-of-this-world topping that adds even more chocolatey-peanut goodness. I found myself eating this straight out of the bowl. Yeah… it’s one of those recipes.
Gobble them up and pass them out in one sitting or pop them in a zip top bag and store them in the freezer for when your sweet tooth strikes. They keep for about 2-3 months in the freezer, although I have never had them on hand for more than a week or so. Some how they manage to disappear rather quickly…
1⁄2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1⁄2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups old-fashioned oats, uncooked
3/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup salted peannuts
For Chocolate-Peanut Butter Drizzle:
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon peanut butter
- Heat oven to 350°F. Beat together margarine and sugars until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.
- Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well.
- Stir in oats, chocolate chips and peanuts; mix well.
- Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to wire rack.
- While cookies are cooling, make the drizzle. In a microwave, melt the chocolate chips, and peanut butter; stir until smooth. Drizzle over cooled cookies.
- Makes about 4 dozen.