Papa’s Peanut Butter-Oatmeal Cookies

My parents are totally old school. My mom does all of the cooking and my dad helps occasionally with the dishes. But he is not the best cook. He has a few meals he can cook, but they are truly limited.

Papa is what my dad is so affectionately referred to by his grandchildren. That’s why I named these cookies this. And they are his, and so delicious. You can’t eat just one, or two, or even three!

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So imagine my surprise when he made these cookies with my daughter on Christmas.

These are my favorite cookies of all time, and they taste even better knowing my daddy made them.

Here are the ingredients

  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup of Jif peanut butter (affiliate link)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 package of semi-sweet chocolate chips

Like these cookies are totally homemade from a man who generally only cooks hamburgers, fried eggs, and pancakes.

But they are so delicious.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine your oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Next with a hand mixer or any other electric mixer, beat your butter and your peanut butter in a large bowl on medium speed until smooth. Next beat in the sugar, eggs, and vanilla until blended. Beat in flour mixture. Stop the mixer, and hand stir in your chocolate chips. Don’t mix the chocolate chips in with the mixer, or your dough will become more of a chocolate batter.

Using a spoon or a cookie scoop, scoop dough on an ungreased baking sheet (affiliate link) about 2 inches apart. Bake about 13-15 minutes until golden.

Place on a wire rack (affiliate link) and cool before serving.

Like I’m really surprised at how good these are. We have him make them for Thanksgiving as a dessert, and for Christmas to put out for Santa. And trust me, Santa loves them.

I think it’s special, because I am a daddy’s girl, and to see him make these with my daughter is a memory we all appreciate, and will cherish forever.

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