Peanut Butter Chocolate Hazelnut Oatmeal Cookies

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    Peanut butter chocolate hazelnut oatmeal cookies are bursting with your favorite cookie ingredients all in one cookie!

    Do you want to lick the screen?

    I don’t know what it is but every couple months, I stare into my pantry and get this overwhelming feeling. And then I start to get really antsy. And then I literally take everything out of it and start chucking things in the trash that are either expired or something I don’t use anymore. And then once I’m done, I look at what I’ve reorganized and breathe and suddenly feel so much better. It’s amazing how much you can stuff in a pantry and never see again. It’s also amazing how much you FIND when you clean it out. Just last night, I went to the store to buy shredded coconut flakes. I bought two large bags for a project I’m doing this weekend. What do I find while cleaning the pantry? Oh, a large bag of shredded coconut flakes. Of course!

    These cookies are kind of like cleaning out the pantry. I feel like there’s so much in these cookies that’s it’s like throwing all your pantry extras in here. You know, kinda like the clean the fridge dinner that you do every now and then with everything that’s about to go bad. But this cookie isn’t exactly made with stuff that’s about to go bad, it’s just made with a bunch of ingredients but that’s what MAKES this cookie SO good. If you’re into crunchy textures, nuts, oats, and a bunch of peanut butter, then this cookie has your name written all over it.

    I’m a die-hard lover of hazelnuts. I’ve always been. Hazelnut syrup, hazelnut creamer, hazelnut everything. And yet I’ve never baked with hazelnuts before. Such a shame. Until now. I just love them in everything! Especially cookies.

    Did I mention how obsessed I am with these cookies? Well, I am. They’re so chunky and every bite has a bit of oomph to it.

    Peanut Butter Chocolate Hazelnut Oatmeal Cookies

    Peanut butter chocolate hazelnut oatmeal cookies are bursting with your favorite cookie ingredients all in one cookie!
    Prep Time: 10 mins
    Cook Time: 15 mins
    Total Time: 25 mins
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 2 dozen
    Calories: 217kcal
    Author: Julie Chiou
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    • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
    • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
    • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
    • 9 oz chunky peanut butter (a standard JIF jar is 18 oz. so just use half of it)
    • 3/4 tsp baking soda
    • 3 cups old fashioned oats
    • 1 cup chopped hazelnuts
    • 1 cup mini chocolate chips


    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
    • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugars for 2 minutes until light and fluffy. Then add in the eggs, beating well after each egg, then finally the vanilla extract and beat for 2 more minutes.
    • Add the peanut butter and baking soda and mix until well incorporated. Then add the oats, hazelnuts, and chocolate chips. If it seems like your mixer is straining a bit, you can stop it and do it by hand, but it should be ok with the mixer.
    • Using a large cookie scoop, drop dough onto lined baking sheets and gently press down to flatten the tops with a fork.
    • Bake for 13-15 minutes depending on how large your cookies are. You're looking for the edges to be slightly brown and crisp.
    • Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes then move to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
    • Store in an airtight container.


    Source: adapted from Climbing Grier Mountain
    Nutrition Facts
    Peanut Butter Chocolate Hazelnut Oatmeal Cookies
    Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
    Calories 217 Calories from Fat 108
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 12g18%
    Carbohydrates 24g8%
    Fiber 2g8%
    Sugar 15g17%
    Protein 5g10%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. 


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  • Shaina says:

    OMG stop these look too delicious!!! I just wish hazelnuts weren’t so expensive!

    • Julie says:

      Trader Joe’s, if you have one!! They sell a huge bag and I think it was only $7.

  • Jenny @ BAKE says:

    I’m the same, I’m overdue a clear out! the texture of these cookies sound great!

  • Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats says:

    These look to die for! Ive never had hazelnuts in cookies but I now want to run out and get them just to make these! YUM!

  • Jennifer @ Mother Thyme says:

    I just cleaned out my pantry earlier this week too. I hate when it doesn’t seem organized. Now if I could just keep it that way. These cookies look amazing! I can see why you are obsessed with them.

  • Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch says:

    Oh my goodness, Julie! I need to place an order for a dozen, please! :)

  • Love EVERYTHING about these babies!

  • Ashley says:

    These look yummy! Do you think I could freeze them?

  • Erin | The Law Student's Wife says:

    YES, I am a huge fan of “clean out the pantry” recipes, so why not do the same with dessert?? Great thought. And the chunkier the cookie, the better. I’ve never combined PB AND Hazelnuts. Looks like I’ve been missing out!

  • Gerry @ Foodness Gracious says:

    Hazelnuts are awesome but we just don’t see them as often as we should! Your cookies sound stellar especially with pb :)

  • Maria says:

    Mmmm! Cookies!

  • Ali | Gimme Some Oven says:

    Oh my goodness — your closeups are too irresistible! These look amazing!

  • I can see why you are obsessed with these!

  • Regina @ SpecialtyCakeCreations says:

    I love EVERYTHING about these cookies. I guess because they are everything-cookies. I always love those best. Lots of textures and crunch and different flavors. And….I also adore hazelnuts!

  • Cassie | Bake Your Day says:

    Ha! I do the same thing. We have some funny meals that come out of “clean out the pantry” day. I love these cookies. Oatmeal are my all-time favorite!

  • Heather Christo says:

    yes I did want to lick the screen :) I overbuy and crowd my pantry all the time. I recently did a major clean out too and found like 9 bags of brown sugar and more cornmeal than I will ever use in a life time. I gotta get more organized! Cookies are phenomenal.

  • Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain says:

    This is totally weird, but the exact same thing happened to me last night too! I went to the store to buy coconut flakes because I am making cookies this weekend. Well, came home to clean out the pantry….I had TWO bags in the dang pantry! ERRRRR. These cookies look amazing! And good call on halving the pb amount:) Also, apparently we both got the hazelnut memo today! Have a great weekend!

  • ashley - baker by nature says:

    JULIE! These cookies…?! Ah, I need them! Hazelnuts are my favorite in baked goods.

  • Luci's Morsels says:

    All of my favorites and hazelnuts – a new obsession I’m dying to use more after a recent trip to Oregon!

  • Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts says:

    We cleaned out our pantry over Christmas break – so liberating! Love to just open the door, and know what is in there, and have everything in its place!
    hazelnuts and oatmeal cookies – 2 of my favorite things!

  • claire @ the realistic nutritionist says:

    Do you want to talk about how I literally eat spoonfulls of peanut butter everyday? It’s a surprise and shock I’m not morbidly obese.

    And hazelnuts? I’ve never used them but am willing to try based on these cookies!

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) says:

    I do the same thing with my pantry! Absolutely love these cookies!

  • Jackie @ Domestic Fits says:

    I did the same thing last night!! Freud container sent me 24 large jars and 12 mason jars and I dug out my entire pantry and throw away an ungodly nunmber of ziplock bags and WHY did I have 5 bags of almonds?? Oh, yeah, because it was such a mess I couldn’t find anything and I just kept buying more.
    These cookies look amazing!

  • marla says:

    Love all those nutty flavors in these cookies!

  • a farmer in the dell says:

    you have just inspired me to clean out my pantry. I may go totally wild and clean my fridge too! Also, whipping up a batch of these cookies is going on my to-do list as well. yum!

  • sally @ sallys baking addiction says:

    9 oz of pb in the batch?? now you’re talkin Julie!!!!! I would like a huge stack of these to get me through the rest of the work afternoon please. :) i love cleaning out my pantry. i’m obsessive about it. that’s why some of my recipes are so random. pantry cleaning!

  • Carla @ Carlas Confections says:

    I wish you could have sent me all the stuff you took out of your pantry ;) I need to fill mine now. And of course, things are more expensive in Canada. Go figure. Ha. But I would be willing to spend the money to get the ingredients for these beautes! They look amazing!!

  • Tracey says:

    Next time you get the urge to clean a pantry want to come help with mine?? :) It’s in such a sorry state right now… Anyway, love these cookies – they’re just full of delicious things!

  • Aimee @ Simple Bites says:

    You’re killing me!

    Maybe in my post-op state I can be allowed the spoon of peanut butter. ;)

    Pinning for when I haven’t just had two wisdom teeth pulled…

  • betsyb says:

    These looked so delicious for this rainy afternoon here. I am making them now and am just wondering, is there really NO flour in this recipe? They look amazing, but I just want to be sure they bake up correctly for me .. TIA

    • Julie says:

      Correct, there is no flour. Seems odd, but it works!

  • betsyb says:

    Thank you for the (extra speedy) response! I will bake them off just as they are. For the record, the batter is delicious ;)

  • Rachael says:

    I actually did lick the screen (jk)! You make the prettiest cookies, Julie!

  • Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake says:

    I am the same way about my pantry. I just did that recently where I bought something and I came home it was in the back of my pantry. These cookies look like a great way to clean out the pantry!

  • Marian (Sweetopia) says:

    I love hazelnuts, oatmeal, and well, cookies in general, so these are on the must-try list for me!!

  • betsyb says:


    These are really yummy!! I made mine a wee bit smaller than yours, but who am I fooling, then everyone just eats more of them ;) Thanks again for your earlier response. You were right, they just work!

  • Gaby says:

    mmmmm I’ll take 2 dozen!

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    I love those pantry raids. The scary ones are when you clean the fridge out and check the condiment dates. Yikes.

  • amanda @ fake ginger says:

    Hazelnuts just aren’t used enough in cookies! I bet these were so yummy!

  • Baking Serendipity says:

    My pantry definitely needs cleaned out. There are so many half used bags of every chocolate and nut leftover from the holidays! Cookies like these seem like the best way to do it :)

  • Jota says:

    Yes, i want to lick the screen… :(
    Those cookies are to die for, AMAZING. ;)


  • Kathryn says:

    I did something similar to my pantry last weekend – best therapy ever!

  • a farmer in the dellf says:

    I love hazelnuts. I do not eat enough of them! These cookies look delicious!

  • Nicole @ The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie says:

    I totally know what you mean Julie! Whenever I clean out my pantry I find oodles of stuff I didn’t know I had! I’m not gonna lie…I am waaay overdue for my next cleanout sesh.

    These cookies look delicious! I like that you used hazelnuts – they are way underused in baking!

  • Helen Sullivan Sini says:

    Couldn’t open the printer-friendly version of the recipe. My computer is NOT in the kitchen, so running back and forth between kitchen and PC is not the ideal solution, LOL! And if I print up the whole blog page, the Ingredients List is too small for these old eyes. Can you check the link, please?

    • Julie says:

      Hi Helen, it works fine on my end. If should pop up in a different window. Do you have popups blocked?

  • Karolina says:

    Lucky me, here in Poland hazelnuts are cheap, less than 3$ for big pack :)

  • Doaa says:

    I just finished making these and I literally ate 5 just standing! They are amazing!! I didn’t have hazelnuts so I used walnuts instead:) LOVE LOVE THEM!!!!!!

    • Julie says:

      So glad you enjoyed these!

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