Cookies for Rookies

These cookies are delicious and easy enough for beginners to make. They are rich with oats, peanut butter and chocolate chips.

Original recipe makes 30 cookies


1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

  • PREP

    10 mins

  • COOK

    10 mins


    20 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. Stir together the flour, oats, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar until smooth. Stir in the peanut butter and buttermilk. Gradually mix in the dry ingredients, then fold in chocolate chips. Roll dough into walnut-sized balls and place them 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets. Use a fork dipped in flour to flatten the balls slightly.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until lightly brown at the edges. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.


Calories: 103 kcal
Carbohydrates: 13.3 g
Cholesterol: 5 mg
Fat: 5 g
Fiber: 0.8 g
Protein: 2.1 g
Sodium: 98 mg