Big, chewy oatmeal cookies full of crunchy peanuts and chewy caramel.
So I actually had to make this cookie recipe twice. The first time, I was working off of a different recipe of mine that I cut in half. Easy enough. Well, except I think my pregnancy brain got the best of me and I forgot to cut the oatmeal in half. While I was adding it to the dough I kept thinking, this just doesn’t seem right. But I forged on, not wanting to waste all of the ingredients, and baked the dough anyway. To be honest, the cookies actually weren’t too bad. They were definitely heartier and not as moist as they should have been, but the flavors were great.
- 113g (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
- 117g (~1/2 cup tightly packed) light brown sugar
- 55g (~1/4 cup) granulated sugar
- 55g (1 large whole) eggs
- 5 milliliters (1 teaspoon) vanilla extract
- 65g (~1/2 cup) all-purpose flour
- 4g (1/2 teaspoon) baking soda
- 2g (1/4 teaspoon) salt
- 160g (~1 ¾ cup) oatmeal (I prefer old-fashioned oats)
- 110g (~3/4 cup) unsalted chopped peanuts
- 110g (~2/3 cup) caramel bits caramel bitsor chopped caramel squares
- Flaky Sea Salt
- Whisk together flour, baking soda and salt; set aside
- Beat butter and sugars in an electric mixer on high until light and fluffy
- Mix in eggs and vanilla on medium speed; scrape sides and bottom of bowl with a spatula
- Reduce speed to low and gradually add the flour mixture
- Once combined, stir in the oatmeal; then stir in peanuts and caramel bits; do not overmix dough
- Chill dough in refrigerator for 2 hours (or up to 24 hours), the longer the better
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
- When ready to bake, use a large cookie dough scoop to place cookie dough balls (about ¼ cup each) on top of parchment paper, 2-3 inches apart; sprinkle lightly with flaky sea salt
- Bake cookies 15-17 minutes or until cookies are golden brown; they should look slightly underbaked in the center
- Set aside to cool on wire racks before eating
This time around, though, I double checked what I was doing and the result was wonderful. The oatmeal cookies are nice and chewy and the sweet and salty flavors are spot on. It kind of feels like a Payday jumped into an oatmeal cookie and a star was born. These cookies are addicting.
haha, ohhhhh well! I make mistakes like that all the time without a pregnancy brain! I love classic cookies like this – they look perfect!
I swear there’s no such thing as a bad cookie when peanut butter is involved! I love the sound of these!!
Happens to me all the time. My cookies will be in the oven and I’ll be like “wait. you didn’t add the eggs.” Oh well, at least you have an excuse!!
Salted caramel in a cookie? I’m in
I’ve been craving for a good chewy oatmeal cookie, and one with salted caramel and peanuts sounds delicious!
That’s totally something I would have done…except I don’t have pregnancy/new baby brain as an excuse! I am THE WORST at halving or doubling things. I’m so glad you redid them, because WHOA. This is an ultimate cookie if ever there was one.
oatmeal cookies are so perfect for fall and salted caramel and pb are just ALWAYS delish!
I have so messed up a recipe like that before. And I too knew it was wrong and moved ahead anyway. Of course I wasn’t pregnant, so I don’t really have an excuse ;) Great looking cookies.