Tuesdays with Dorie: Chunky Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Chocolate Chipsters

September 2, 2008 at 4:09 am | Posted in cookies & bars, events, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 43 Comments

chunky PB & oatmeal chocolate chipsters

This week for TWD, Stefany of Proceed with Caution chose these Chunky Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Chocolate Chipsters.  They combine the best bits of all my favorite cookies, and even have a little spice in there, too!

chunky PB & oatmeal chocolate chipsters

Since more cookies are on the baking horizon, I made just a quarter recipe.  I have a lot of half-used bits of chocolate floating around, so I put milk chocolate chunks instead of bittersweet in these, purely for the satisfaction of finishing off a bar.

They came out great, thankfully.  Anytime I have to bake with my precious stash of Jif (which I bring back on trips the States), I sweat a little that the recipe will be a bomb.  The PB is subtle in flavor, but the cookies really smell peanuty, and the little bit of cinnamon and nutmeg gives them a warm flavor.  I baked mine on the low end of the recommended time, so they’d stay a little soft, which is how I prefer a chocolate chip cookie to be.  Dorie notes that these are great cookies to make ice cream sandwiches with.  I totally bet she’s right, but I didn’t have the stomach (or maybe too much of the stomach is really my problem) to try that out! 

chunky PB & oatmeal chocolate chipsters 

I’m actually in New Zealand for most of the week and may not be able to go through the TWD Blogroll myself, but you should definitely check it out!  And look in Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan or read Proceed with Caution to find the recipe for these cookies.


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  1. they look delicious! i’m making mine right now… your pics are making me even more excited to finish 🙂

  2. That little kick of spice really made these for me. I also used leftovers. There’s something so satisfying about using those last bits. 😉

  3. Peanut-Butter-Oatmeal is my all-time FAVORITE cookie variety!!! 🙂

  4. These look wonderful- beautiful pictures! I’m glad you liked them so much, especially since I know peanut butter is limited for you living in Australia! Have fun in New Zealand 🙂

  5. Those look great! I deliberately used milk chocolate for the chunks in mine–I like it better than dark with peanut butter.

  6. You know I’ve always wanted to go to New Zealand. Anyhoo, your cookies look great, and I think putting ice cream in between two of them would have been a bit much for me too.

  7. I loved these cookies as well. Your photos are stunning as usual. Have a great time in NZ! Let me know if you are going to be in Auckland!

  8. I am not finding the recipe for these cookies. I went to the other site “Proceed with Caution”, but still not seeing a recipe. They look delish!

  9. Looks great!! I’m glad that they didn’t disappoint since you had to dip into your PB stash!

  10. I love the macro shots so you can see all the good little bits in these cookies. I used Jif too! It’s my hubs’ favorite PB. Great job!
    Clara @ iheartfood4thought

  11. Mmm. Yours look great! We liked the spices as well! Great pictures!

  12. It’s interesting to see yours are not real tall, like mine. Some folks talked about theirs not spreading at all.

    Anyway, beautiful pictures. Your cookies look like they have a nice texture.

  13. Your cookies look fantastic. I’ve eaten MORE than my share of these. I’m glad that your Jif went to a successful cause!

  14. Ciao ! Beautiful cookies ! and photos ! I too should have made at least half dough ! good traveling !

  15. Your cookies look absolutely delish!

  16. Your cookies look awesome! Enjoy your time in New Zealand! I have never been there, but faculty from my department have been there and sent me photos and I have heard how wonderful a place it is to be!

  17. oh your looks divine! i love the combination of flavors as well… was a bit like powerpuff girls.. sugar and spice and everything nice!

  18. Yes I was expecting them to be really peanutty too from the smell, but they were very subtle. Yours look delicious!

  19. Have a great time in New Zealand! The cookies look perfect and the photos are perfect as well (as always!)

  20. Your cookies are perfection.

    I found all the different flavors a bit overwhelming.

    On a different note, do you not have peanut butter over there?

  21. Your cookies look great! I really enjoyed these too. I also wanted to try ice cream sandwiches, maybe tonight I will.

  22. These look delicious! I loved this recipe simply for the combination of cinnamon and chocolate, although the peanut butter wasn’t too bad either! Gorgeous pictures!

  23. I’ll have that whole stack with my coffee. It really is a combo of all my favorite flavors!

  24. These look great! A great use for your PB! 😉

  25. Lovely looking cookies. I hope you have discovered the massively large jars of Jif for sale at Costco. Next time find someone to take you and you will be set with Jif for a long time!

  26. Mmmmm. Those look tasty! I remember being a student in England many years ago. I spent a precious amount of money to buy a jar of peanut butter at Harrods. It’s like gold.

  27. Enjoy NZ. These cookies were definitely a great use of your precious PB stash. They look wonderful.

  28. Great job! They look delicious!

  29. Those are pretty and I bet they’re yummy too!

  30. I love reading your blog regularly. I just started with TWD to get more experience and practice my baking. Your cookies look gorgeous and the photography is amazing!

  31. Picture perfect cookies! 🙂

  32. These do look like they’d make a great ice cream sandwich! It is funny about your stash of Jif!

  33. Your pictures are stunning! Nice job.

  34. I love their chunkiness and the sweet and spice factor.

  35. I’m with you on the peanuty smell, mine smelled extra peanuty because I added peanuts. Not my first choice, but I wanted to use up some leftover peanuts and I was making them for my DBF’s colleagues, so it didn’t really matter. I have come to the conclusion though, that while I like peanut butter in my cookies, I’m not a fan of peanuts in my cookie.

  36. Now that’s what I call a really fine looking cookie. How could I have missed that one in Dorie’s book? The pictures are amazing – you’ve done a great job.

  37. CJJ–Hope you found the recipe…it’s up on Proceed with Caution now!

    chocolatechic- There is PB in Australia, but there’s something different about it…not as peanuty, I don’t think.

  38. these look so nice and crispy. And the pictures really emphasise the beauty of these cookies. i want some now 😦

  39. They look delicious! There is just something SO cute about calling cookies “chipsters!”


  40. I loved these cookies! Yours look fab…I left you an award on my blog if you are interested! I love your blog!

  41. Yum yum yum! Am definately making these this week!

  42. these look so nice and crunchy not like the ones i just made chewy and bleahhh. can i have some with my tea now 🙂

  43. Finally made these… and had to try very hard not to eat them all myself! I had to send them to work with my partner to remove the temptation!

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