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Lunch Lady Peanut Butter Bar Cookies Recipe

If you love our Lunch Lady Peanut Butter Bars , you will love these cookies!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Best cookies, lunch lady peanut butter bars, lunch lady peanut butter cookies, Peanut Butter Cookies
Servings: 36 people
Calories: 304kcal


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 cup butter softened to room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • cups creamy peanut butter divided
  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • ½ cup butter (softened room temp)
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 Tablespoons cocoa
  • 3 cups powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, cream the sugar, brown sugar, and butter together.
  • Add the vanilla, eggs, and 1 cup peanut butter and stir to combine.
  • Then add oatmeal, flour, baking soda, and salt and mix together.
  • Roll dough into 1" balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Melt remaining peanut butter in the microwave for about 30 seconds and stir until smooth.
  • Spread a spoonful of melted peanut butter on top of each cookie.
  • Let cool until the peanut butter has become solid again (I usually throw them in the fridge so they set up faster and so I can eat them sooner).
  • While cooling, mix together all of the frosting ingredients with a hand mixer and then spread on top of cookies.


Calories: 304kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 252mg | Potassium: 158mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 252IU | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg