{Food} Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

by Leighann on September 16, 2011

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As a Girl Scout several decades ago, I learned how to make “chocolate chip, oatmeal, peanut butter cookies.” Say that five times fast!

I made that recipe very frequently because it only had a few ingredients and they were no bake, only requiring a few steps on the stove top.

I have long been on the look out for that recipe, doing an internet search every few months. Browsing on Pinterest (my latest online addiction) recently, I saw a very similar recipe. But it was made with cocoa and a metric ton of sugar. I’m not exaggerating. I have yet to find the recipe as I know it was years ago made with chocolate chips.

I decided to try to recreate the famous cookies modifying this recipe. Without enough sugar to make 54 kids hyperactive for approximate 7 hours straight.

Seriously. Two cups of white sugar has 400 carbs!

My version has about 10 carbs LESS per cookie, without using artificial sweeteners. I’m sure they are less sweet. I think I might use just a bit more chocolate chips next time to bind them together. But overall, the texture and taste were spot on.

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies
1 cup (6 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 stick butter
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup natural peanut butter (not sugar added, crunchy or creamy)
3 cups old fashioned rolled oats

1. Melt chocolate chips and butter in a heavy pan stirring frequently.
2. Stir in vanilla and peanut butter until completely blended.
3. Remove pan from heat and stir in oats.
4. Drop by spoonful onto cookie sheets lined with parchment paper, foil, or wax paper.
5. Refrigerate or freeze.
6. Enjoy when completely cooled.

All of the ingredients combined total 324.50 carbs. It made 33 cookies, so that’s just under 10 carbs per cookie.

Tip
I tend to weigh ingredients when I bake rather than measure them with cups. The carb count is much more accurate using weights than dry measurements. If I wasn’t counting carbs, I would just use measuring cups.

Ingredient Details
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips weighs 6 oz. and has 108 carbs. I used Nestle mini chips.
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter weighs 128 grams and has 24 carbs. I used Smucker’s Natural Crunchy PB which has no added sugar.
3 cups old fashioned rolled oats weighs 288 grams and has 192 carbs. I used Bob’s Red Mill Organic oats.

Further Reading

Lick the Bowl Good Summer and Autumn (because hers looked way better than mine and perhaps you want to make them using her recipe) and also another recipe of hers that I want to try Healthy Cookies, which have no flour, but lots of banana.

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