Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cookies With Oats

“This recipe is a little different from others on the site! The chocolate is on top! Cook and prep time does not include the 20 minutes in the refrigerator to set the chocolate.”
1hr 15mins
6 dozen

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream the peanut butter and butter; gradually add the sugar, beating at medium speed of an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add water, egg, and vanilla; beat well.
  2. Combine oats, flour, and baking soda; add to the peanut butter mixture, mixing well.
  3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; place on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper. Flatten with a fork dipped in sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes or until the edges are golden. Let cookies cool completely on wire racks.
  4. Combine the chocolate chips and shortening in the top of a double boiler. Bring water to a boil; reduce heat to low, and cook until the chocolate and shortening melt, stirring occasionally. Spread about 1/2 tsp chocolate mixture on top of each cooled cookie. Sprinkle each cookie with chopped peanuts.
  5. Chill cookies 20 minutes for the chocolate to set.
  6. Store cookies in an airtight container.

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