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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Jar Cookies [Week 8 of 12 Weeks of Christmas]

oatmeal peanut butter cup jar cookie recipe
I am sitting here on my couch, enjoying the the peace and quiet.  My children are at school, the kitchen is clean, and the laundry is well, it is still there.  I am watching Regis and Kelly and tearing up at the tribute to all of Regis’s guests that have passed on.  How did I not know that half of these people were dead?

How are we on week 8 of 12 weeks of Christmas already?  I am so not ready for the holidays yet.  I have not even begun to think about Christmas.  I just realized yesterday that Thanksgiving is on Thursday.  I was at the grocery store and it suddenly dawned on me that I needed to order a turkey and get my act together.  I make the same things year after year, so making this meal is not hard, and I know how to do it so that it is completely manageable.  But that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t take effort.  Are you ready for Thanksgiving?

Last year, I posted a cookie jar recipe for Toffee Blondies, I had no idea that it would be so popular.  Not only is the presentation adorable, but the blondies are delicious.  This year is no different.  An oatmeal cookie with peanuts and Reese’s peanut butter cups?  Okay, I’m in.  Make a few jars for hostess gifts or just to have around for last minute gifts.

oatmeal peanut butter jar cookies recipe

for the jar:

1 quart mason jar

1 1/4 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup chopped dry roasted peanuts
1 cup mini Reese’s peanut butter cups

to bake the cookies:

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup butter at room temperature
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla

oatmeal peanut butter jar cookies recipeLayer the ingredients into the jar in the order listed: oats, flour, brown sugar, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, peanuts, peanut butter cups.  It is not necessary by any means, but it is helpful to have a canning funnel to get the ingredients into the jar.  It makes far less mess.  I take a spoon and spread the layer out to get even-ish lines on the jar.

oatmeal peanut butter jar cookies recipeWrap and give as a gift with the recipe and instructions included.

oatmeal peanut butter jar cookies recipeTo make the cookies, cream together butter and peanut butter. Add the eggs and vanilla.

oatmeal peanut butter jar cookies recipeTake the peanut butter cups out of the jar.  Peel off the wrappers and cut in half.  Set aside.  Pour in the remaining contents of the jar.  Mix until combined.

oatmeal peanut butter jar cookies recipe Add the peanut butter cups and mix again.

oatmeal peanut butter jar cookie recipeUsing an ice cream scoop, scoop the dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet.

oatmeal peanut butter jar cookie recipeBake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 12 to 14 minutes.  Let cool for one minute and then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.  Recipe from bhg.com

oatmeal peanut butter jar cookie recipe
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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Jar Cookies [Week 8 of 12 Weeks of Christmas]


Ingredients

  • for the jar:
  • 1 quart mason jar
  • 1 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup chopped dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 cup mini Reese’s peanut butter cups
  • to bake the cookies:
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter at room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Layer the ingredients into the jar in the order listed: oats, flour, brown sugar, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, peanuts, peanut butter cups. It is not necessary by any means, but it is helpful to have a canning funnel to get the ingredients into the jar. It makes far less mess. I take a spoon and spread the layer out to get even-ish lines on the jar.
  2. Wrap and give as a gift with the recipe and instructions included.
  3. To make the cookies, cream together butter and peanut butter. Add the eggs and vanilla.
  4. Take the peanut butter cups out of the jar. Peel off the wrappers and cut in half. Set aside. Pour in the remaining contents of the jar. Mix until combined.
  5. Add the peanut butter cups and mix again.
  6. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop the dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
  7. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 12 to 14 minutes. Let cool for one minute and then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.

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  1. Memoria

    November 17th, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    Those cookies look amazing! I wish I could make them right now. Yum.

  2. bakedbree

    November 18th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    thank you Memoria!

  3. Stephanie

    November 17th, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    This is definitely a possibility for my son’s teacher gift this year. Pinning it now 🙂

  4. bakedbree

    November 18th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Thanks for pinning Stephanie!

  5. Brandon

    November 17th, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    I love oatmeal in anything, and these look especially delicious. I really like how you present these as a gift idea as well, the jar with a “just add _____” tag is really neat.

  6. bakedbree

    November 18th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    thank you Brandon!

  7. Barbara @ Barbara Bakes

    November 17th, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    Such a fun gift idea! These would make a great cookie cup too 😉

  8. bakedbree

    November 18th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    what is a cookie cup??

  9. Cassie

    November 17th, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    I am making these as soon as possible, they combine all of my favorite things. The jars make such adorable gifts, especially for foodies. These are perfect!

  10. bakedbree

    November 18th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    thanks Cassie!

  11. Jen @ Savory Simple

    November 17th, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    These cookies look so delicious! What a wonderful gift,

  12. bakedbree

    November 18th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    thank you Jen!

  13. Christa @ BrownSugarToast

    November 17th, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Wow – I just found your site and love it!!! Such yummy looking food! I just had baby #2 so yummy looking food isn’t exactly what I need right now. 😛 Nevertheless, I have grand plans to make your toffee bars. Tonight.
    🙂

  14. bakedbree

    November 18th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Congrats on your new baby and thank you!

  15. Becca

    November 17th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    These cookies look so good. Oatmeal cookies are one of my favorites, and when peanut butter is added, shut the front door! I could live off of those kinds of cookies.

  16. bakedbree

    November 18th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    me too Becca! Love salty and sweet together.

  17. Kara

    November 17th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    MMMMM! This is such a cute idea and different twist on your ordinary chocolate chip cookie in a jar mix! Love your blog, I just found it on foodgawker!

  18. bakedbree

    November 18th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Thank you and welcome!

  19. Naina @ chow bella

    November 18th, 2011 at 5:13 am

    such a cute gift idea!

  20. bakedbree

    November 18th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    thank you Naina!

  21. Alyssa

    November 18th, 2011 at 10:22 am

    YUM! Adding them to my list….and for the record, you’re not the only one tearing up at the Regis Farewell. I watched it this morning (Friday) and couldn’t stop tearing up for the entire hour. I remember my mom watching him with Kathie Lee when I was young and it’s hard to believe he won’t be on TV anymore. 🙁 Always good for a smile!

  22. bakedbree

    November 18th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Me too! I was a mess this morning watching it. I have watched it forever, and even though I rarely watch anymore, I always enjoyed Reg.

  23. Emily

    November 18th, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    I love this idea. Its an nice change from the standard chocolate chip cookie in a jar. Much more exciting!

  24. bakedbree

    November 18th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    thank you Emily!

  25. LunaCafe

    November 19th, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Very fun idea. Love your packaging. …Susan

  26. bakedbree

    November 21st, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    thank you Susan!

  27. Stephke

    November 21st, 2011 at 3:29 am

    Cookie kits!!! I think this year it’s gonna be a winner for Christmas gifts! 🙂

  28. bakedbree

    November 21st, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    I hope that it makes the cut!

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