Chocolate Oat Cookies

Hi everyone!  Hope you had a great weekend.  Mine was crazy busy … which is why I’m posting a quick cookie recipe today! Winking smile  I had my 10-year high school reunion in my hometown of Ellwood City, Pennsylvania.  It was an amazing weekend and I have plenty to share with you … but you’ll just have to wait until tomorrow for the details because I’m too exhausted to give that post the attention it deserves! Smile

Last week, I decided to step out of my comfort zone and just play around in the kitchen, rather than following someone else’s recipe.  The results were surprisingly delicious! 


Seriously … I even got 2 thumbs up from both Brandon AND one of my co-workers for these cookies. 

Even better?  Each cookie is only about 125 calories.  So you can eat without guilt!

(Of course, I never feel guilty about eating dessert. Winking smile)

Chocolate Oat Cookies

Makes 12 cookies


  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup sugar (and I think you could even reduce this to 1/4 cup and they would still be really good!)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together egg and vanilla.


  • Add the rest of the ingredients and combine with a spoon.


  • Drop dough by the tablespoon onto a cookie sheet sprayed with nonstick spray.


  • Bake for about 10-12 minutes, until the middle doesn’t look gooey.


  • Let cool on a cooling rack, and then enjoy! Smile


These were so ridiculously easy, and they tasted delicious.  I loved the chewiness from the oats and the rich peanut butter flavor!


These cookies were a great midday snack to pack in my lunch, and they were equally awesome as an after dinner treat!


Question for ya …

Do you prefer to make up your own dishes in the kitchen, or do you feel more comfortable following a recipe?

What did you do this weekend??

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14 Responses to Chocolate Oat Cookies

  1. amy

    Im making these ones!! And im not sharing ;)

    • notsodomesticated

      That’s my girl!! ;)

  2. Theresa

    i feel so much more comfortable following a recipe…you would think by now after years of cooking/baking i’d have more faith in my abilities..hehe

    my weekend was really chill and low key and its exactly what I wanted after a crazy couple of weekends! :)
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    • notsodomesticated

      I LOVE chill weekends!!!

  3. Jordan

    YUMMM! combine chocolate, peanut butter, and oats and I am SOLD! I’m definitely gonna have to give these a try.
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    • notsodomesticated

      Hey girl! Did you get the Sweaty Band in the mail?? Just checking! :)

      • jordan

        Yes I did and I LOVE it!! I keep meaning to blog about it because I have been using it everyday :) thanks so much!

        • notsodomesticated

          Yay I’m so glad!!! I love mine, too! :)

  4. Janelle

    I almost always follow a recipe. I don’t think I have a very good concept of what tastes good yet!
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  5. Lyndsie @ highcottonlivin

    Congrats on the awesome recipe! I give you props for experimenting on your own. I tend to follow other recipes instead of creating my own. My goal is to keep learning and hopefully get brave enough to venture out one day too. :)
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    • notsodomesticated

      I’m with you … I follow recipes about 90% of the time!

  6. Sam

    i usually prefer recipes, but then i’m always missing something i need, so i have to improvise a little. can’t wait to hear about the weekend :)
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  7. Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health

    Oh my gosh those look fantastic! I usually like to at least have some guidance with a recipe, otherwise there could be a disaster in the kitchen haha
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