Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

by Alice Currah on March 18, 2009. Updated February 2, 2012


Today I made a batch of Oatmeal Peanut Butter cookies. If you love Nutter Butters (and who doesn’t?) and/or Girl Scouts’ Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies (aka Do-Si-Dos), YOU WILL LOVE THESE COOKIES! These cookies are a hybrid of both types of cookies. I’ll warn you up front that these cookies are L E T H A L! I guarantee you that one bite will give you a cookie experience to remember. They will command the attention and affection of all who eat it and in return you will be heaped with praises.

My friend Emily who doesn’t even like creme filled cookies puts it like this, “These are a slice of heaven.” You had to have been here when she was eating these cookies because her daughter was trying to talk to her but Emily Shhh’d her for the sole purpose of eating her cookie in silent reverence. My friend Debbie had an even funnier response.  After taking a bite, she said that these cookies were the “Oh Honey, I’m sorry I crashed your truck” type of cookies.  It would only seem appropriate the originial creator of these cookies be sainted.. unfortunately it isn’t me.  Nevertheless I am thankful because these are my new favorite cookies (for now).



Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies
Recipe type: Dessert
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A copycat version of the Girl Scout Cookies and Nutter Butters. Adapted from AllRecipes.com
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup quick cooking oats
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Filling:
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • ½ cup smooth peanut butter
  • 2½ tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter,peanut butter, white sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla. Add egg and beat well.
  3. In another bowl, combine the oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture.
  4. Mix the ingredients together until well combined.
  5. Using a cookie scoop, make uniform cookie dough balls. Cut each dough ball in half down the center. Take each half and roll them into a ball and place them onto a greased baking sheet, pressing each mound down with the palm of your hand to ¼ inch thick disks.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes, or until cookies are a light brown.
  7. To Make Filling: Cream the butter and confectioner’s sugar, peanut butter, and cream together until well combined.
  8. Transfer the filling into a pastry bag or large ziplock bag (cutting the corner to make a make-shift pastry bag). Squeeze half approximately three teaspoons of filling onto the bottom sides of half the cookies. Top each filled cookie with the other half of the cookies bottom side facing down.
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{ 39 comments… read them below or add one }

The Other Tiger April 3, 2009 at 2:23 pm

Now that’s an enthusiastic cookie endorsement! I can almost taste them just looking at the photos.


alice April 3, 2009 at 5:34 pm

These cookies are awesome. They are not the type of cookies you could just keep on eating all day. These cookies are special cookies.. the kind you savor with each bite.


jenn April 3, 2009 at 7:50 pm

This will perfectly fill in the gap from when do-si-dos aren’t as readily available for purchase.


alice April 4, 2009 at 12:09 am

I was the GS Cookie Manager this year and last year so I’ve eaten my fair share of Do-So-Do’s and this cookie, if you are willing to put the work into it (which isn’t very much work at all) is better than the GS Do-So-Do. Even the other moms in our GS agreed.


Suzy April 4, 2009 at 4:15 pm

I love Do-Si-Dos so I’m definitely putting this in my to try list. They look delicious. I like their lump look too! Thanks for trying them and sharing.


Dana Zia April 4, 2009 at 11:20 pm

OMG! you hit me where I live. I have a few great white bread weaknesses and nutty butters are one of them. Love this idea. Wonder how I can lighten them up, since that is my special purpose on earth. Stay tuned……
Thanks for the great idea
Dana Zia


alice April 4, 2009 at 11:33 pm

If you figure that out please post back here.. because I would love to know.


Hayley April 5, 2009 at 9:05 pm

Your pictures are wonderful! And that peanut butter filling sounds amazing. Thanks so much for sharing!


jamieofalltrades April 9, 2009 at 11:58 am

I have to make these soon. I love any cookie with oatmeal. People don’t make enough sandwich type coolies!


mark April 15, 2009 at 9:13 am

Thanks for the review!


mark April 16, 2009 at 5:14 am

I bookmarked this site, Thank you for good job!


The Duo Dishes May 18, 2009 at 7:25 pm

AHHHHHHHHH! This isn’t right. These cookies look so good! It’s better than a Do Si Do. No need to tell the Scouts…


alice May 20, 2009 at 5:19 pm

Duo Dishes: I’m a GS Cookie Manager too. :/ Conflict of interests as far as my stomach is concerned. :)


chocolateshavings June 17, 2009 at 7:56 am

If these are like a slice of heaven, I would find it difficult not to make then asap!


Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" June 18, 2009 at 1:06 am

Oh wow! My husband would go crazy over these! Iam marking this to make! Thanks for sharing the recipe!


Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" June 18, 2009 at 1:22 am

Forget saving to my files, it went straight to print! I have everything to make these tomorrow! =)

Did you cut a scoop of dough in half and count it as 2 cookies?? By reading the reviews at the link, you want to make these small? How many sandwiched did you get?


Suzanne B January 2, 2010 at 7:54 pm

Oh my, do these look divine! I LOVE do si dos!! Thanks for this recipe and for the image of your friend shusing her daughter to enjoy her heavenly cookie experince


Kelly January 8, 2010 at 8:38 pm

I made these – doubling the recipe. The only thing I changed was slightly less butter and salt. They were WONDERFUL – just as you described. I think next time I might grind up the oatmeal, but otherwise won’t change a thing. The filling was the right amount – no leftovers. Thanks for convincing me to make these!


Becca January 13, 2010 at 11:38 am

Hey! I just made these. Some are cooling on the rack and some are already happily filled. They look and smell amazing. My father will love these. Thanks for posting.


Caitlin February 8, 2010 at 10:53 pm

I’m going to take these to my face in due course!


alicia March 17, 2010 at 1:40 am

this recipe sounds delicious! i have all the ingredients and want to make them. only thing i don’t have is a cookie scoop. can you tell me what size you use? i looked at bed bath and beyond website and found 2 made by oxo good grips. one is a small size that holds 2 teaspoon and a medium size that holds 1 and a half tablespoon.
thanks for taking the time to read this. i am def excited about making these cookies since it’s girl scout season!


alice March 17, 2010 at 2:00 am

I believe mine is the medium sized scoop, but I have also made extra big ones using a large scoop. I think making them small would also be great!


stacy March 19, 2010 at 4:15 pm

I just made these cookies, and they are amazing. They didn’t take that long to make, either, despite the extra step of filling. Seriously, they’re some of the best cookies I’ve ever had. Period. That heavenly filling!


Mary March 25, 2010 at 6:59 am

These look luscious. There’s a version in one of the King Arthur cookbooks which uses peanut butter, honey & powdered sugar for the filling. They’re delicious too – probably a ‘rougher’ textured cookie than this one. One can NEVER have too many Do-Si-Do’s!


Sarah June 12, 2010 at 11:21 am

These look so good! And it just so happens that they imitate my dad’s favorite Girl Scout cookie. I may have just found a father’s day gift :) Thanks for sharing…love the blog!


Gin October 24, 2010 at 1:20 pm

Alice! This might be a stupid question, but is it salted or unsalted butter? Making these for a friend today (okay, really more for me, but she’s bonus…haha). Thanks in advance!


Karen December 16, 2010 at 11:13 am

Loved the recipe! So glad I can make these all year round, they are our favorite GS cookies.


Sanjeeta kk February 3, 2012 at 12:21 am

Oh..these are lovely..healthy and yum! PB + Oatmeal..combo made in heaven.


Magi February 3, 2012 at 6:28 am

I had my students make hundreds of these for Christmas cookie trays & our annual open house last week. Not only are they delicious, but they freeze beautifully, filled & unfilled.


MommaMary February 3, 2012 at 11:53 am

I never keep cream on hand, what can I substitute for the cream?


MommaMary (Mary Cochrane) February 3, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Oh My Goodness, these are incredible. Just ate the one odd cookie with frosting and it was fabulous. They will be a hit for desert tonight. Ya did good Kid!!!!!!


MommaMary February 3, 2012 at 7:20 pm

These are truly amazing. Big hit for desert tonight. Used condensed milk instead of cream and worked great. Thanks for a great recipe!


Chii March 19, 2012 at 6:39 am

Very delicious!! These are way better than the traditional peanut butter cookies in my opinion. Less fattening but more yummy! =) Will make these again and again.


ElsaH November 2, 2012 at 10:11 pm

Alice- These are, “Slap Your Sister” Good!!! Thank You for sharing this wonderful recipe.
I wanted to make a cookie for a Men’s Conference at our church and the first few dozen were too big to double up as a sandwich cookie so I sent those without the filling. However lucky me (and my kids) because the rest were perfectly sized with lots of delicious filling!!


Linda January 20, 2013 at 2:11 pm

I made these for a party we are going to and how am I going to keep my hands off of them? A review will be on my blog and was wondering if I can add my link here.
Thanks for the recipe and will have to walk extra miles to burn off the yummy calories from these cookies!


Gail Brown March 29, 2013 at 7:15 am

I have tried several of the Do Si Do’s recipes from on-line, because my daddy loves peanut butter . For Easter I wanted to make him a special peanut butter cookies. Well this one was far more better than any of the other recipes I found on-line. You can stop looking, this takes just as good if not better. You HAVE to use this one so stop looking. I doubled the batch and you might want to also.


Alice Currah March 29, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Thanks for stopping by Gail, glad your daddy liked them!


amy turner November 12, 2013 at 11:23 am

What a surprise to find these cookies. They were discontinued a few years ago by the Brownies ect who sold them door to door. I cannot wait to make some as the family often think about these cookies and how delicious they were. Thank you for the recipe. AT Canada


Kathy February 9, 2014 at 5:33 pm

Do you think this recipe are like the ones sold by Girl Scouts in the 70′s and 80′s? Bought a box last week, not the same!


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