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Absolutely Loaded Oatmeal Cookies

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These absolutely Loaded Oatmeal Cookies are flavored with peanut butter, contain three types of baking chips, and are stuffed with snickers! If you like things on the simpler side, try my plain and classic Oatmeal Cookies.

two halves of a loaded oatmeal cookie on a napkin

Loaded Oatmeal Cookies | Ridiculous!

Crack out your smelling salts….this dessert is a doozie! Yes, you read that title correctly!! Loaded Oatmeal Cookies… A mini snickers bar stuffed inside peanut butter oatmeal cookie dough that happens to be chock full of chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, white chocolate chips, and rice Krispies. Have you fainted yet?

I’m not gonna lie, these are pretty amazing and ridiculous. Every bite is has different tastes and the texture differences between the oats, rice krispies and melted snickers bar seriously drove me crazy. After I tore one of these warm little fat babies open, I was a goner. I think I gasped. LITERALLY gasped, people!!  There are no words to describe the beauty that is this cookie.  I then proceeded to eat an unidentified number of cookies. I would tell you the number, but I just don’t remember….so that equates to…..basically a lot! 

So, besides the smelling salts, have your gym membership cards handy too. You’re welcome.

Love Candy-Filled Cookies? Here are a couple more to check out: Chocolate Snickers Cookies, Reese’s Pieces Cookies, Double Chocolate M&M Cookies, and Reese’s Pieces Double Chocolate Cookies.

Main Ingredients Needed

This ingredients list might be a little long but these are called LOADED oatmeal cookies after all. Here’s everything you’ll need:

  • Peanut Butter – we are starting things out right here with smooth peanut butter. You could use crunchy if you prefer that better.
  • Coconut Oil – or the same amount of softened butter. More moisture and flavor.
  • Granulated + Brown Sugar – both are used to sweeten but brown sugar is specifically used to make soft cookies.
  • Egg – for structure and texture.
  • Vanilla + Salt – both are for flavor.
  • Baking Soda – this is our leavening agent.
  • All-Purpose Flour – this fills out the cookies! Be sure to measure your flour out correctly, fluff, scoop, and level. If you have no idea what I’m talking about see here.
  • Oats – you can use old-fashioned oats or rolled oats however I used quick cooking oats!
  • Baking Chips – chocolate, white chocolate, butterscotch, dark chocolate, peanut butter, the sky is the limit people!
  • Rice Krispies – these are awesome in cookies. They provide a unique airy crunch while not taking away from the rest of the flavor.
  • Mini Snickers Bars – you can also use a regular-sized snickers bar cut down to size. These are stuffed in between two scoops of cookie dough *drool*.

How to Make Loaded Oatmeal Cookies

For full details on how to make these Loaded Oatmeal Cookies, see the recipe card down below 🙂

Step 1: Preheat + Prep

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Step 2: Make the Dough

In a large bowl, cream butters and sugars together. Stir in egg and vanilla bean paste and whip until light in color and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Slowly stir in baking soda, salt, flour and oats until just combined. Stir in remaining ingredients, excluding the snickers, by hand.

Step 3: Scoop + Cover

Using a cookie scoop, create 8 cookie dough balls on your prepared baking sheet. Press dough down flat. Top with a mini snickers bar and place another scoop of cookie dough over top. Press the dough around the snickers bar to cover completely.

Step 4: Bake + Cool

Bake 9-11 minutes or until cookie starts to turn light golden brown on the bottom. Cool 3-5 minutes before removing to a cooling rack.

Just looking at these, they look like a normal cookie, right? WRONG! Once you dig in, everyone will be surprised by what’s waiting for them!! Mmmm…

Baked Loaded Oatmeal Cookies on a baking sheet

How do I know when these cookies are done?

You might be wondering how the heck you’re supposed to know when these crazy cookies are done. With all of the additions, it can be hard to tell. Be sure your oven is preheated to the right temperature by using an oven thermometer and stick to the recipe card. The cookies should have a light brown toasty color to the top and sides. They also don’t spread too much since there’s a snickers bar in there holding everything up. When in doubt, leave them in the oven for a few minutes longer.

More Oatmeal Cookie Recipes to Try!

We ADORED these and they didn’t last long at all!! Find a cooking buddy and make these today!! 🙂 Happy Wednesday!

5 from 5 votes

Loaded Oatmeal Cookies

These absolutely Loaded Oatmeal Cookies are flavored with peanut butter, contain three types of baking chips, and are stuffed with snickers!
servings 12 cookies
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 9 mins
Total Time 24 mins

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil or softened butter
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract or 1/4 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour + 1 tablespoons
  • 1 cup quick cooking oats
  • 3/4 cup baking chips butterscotch, chocolate, white, etc.
  • 1/3 cup rice krispies cereal
  • 18 snack size snickers candy bars unwrapped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream butters and sugars together.
    Cookie dough
  • Stir in egg and vanilla bean paste and whip until light in color and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
    Cookie dough
  • Slowly stir in baking soda, salt, flour and oats until just combined.
    Adding dry ingredients
  • Stir in remaining ingredients, excluding the snickers, by hand.
    chocolate chips and rice krispie cereal
  • Using a cookie scoop, create 8 cookie dough balls on your prepared baking sheet. Press dough down flat.
    flattening cookie dough down with a hand
  • Top with a mini snickers bar and place another scoop of cookie dough over top. Press the dough around the snickers bar to cover completely.
    covering a mini snickers with more cookie dough
  • Bake 9-11 minutes or until cookie starts to turn light golden brown on the bottom. Cool 3-5 minutes before removing to a cooling rack. Serve warm with milk! YUM!
    baked loaded oatmeal cookies on a baking sheet

Nutrition

Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 170mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 72IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: loaded oatmeal cookies

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  1. Julie @ Table for Two

    Yum! These look amazing and I love the surprise inside 🙂 I’m obsessed with my vanilla bean paste. I loooove that when you make icing with it, the specks of bean are so prominent!

  2. Sonia the Mexigarian

    Stumbled here via Jenna, and I am glad I did. I now know what cookies I will be giving the new neighbors when we meet them on Sunday. 😀 bahahaha.

  3. Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids

    I can totally see why they did not last long. They look amazing, and the combination of flavors is just perfect. I cannot wait to try these. Yummy!

  4. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)

    WOW! I can’t wait to try these! My little nephew has been loving Snickers lately, so I will have to make these for him.

  5. Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking

    Woah!!!! I am drooling! I need these in my life ASAP!!! PS I love your pictures with the names of the ingredients on them, so clever!

  6. Sara {Home is Where the Cookies Are}

    Umm, geesh. I actually AM ‘snickering’ right now. Could you load these with any more ridiculous deliciousness?? How could anyone say no to these? and then when they didn’t say no and ate one, how could they not pass out???

  7. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga

    snickers, white and dark choc chips AND butterscotch, rice krispies, oats…you just named and made my perfect cookie!

  8. Sally @ Spontaneous Hausfrau

    I gasped when I read the title! Snickers are my absolute FAVORITE, so these sound SO over-the-top delicious.

  9. Diane

    Can’t wait to try these! Might have to make a double batch cuz I’m pretty sure I might have to “sample” quite a few of ’em. Depending on how many got baked after I “sampled” the dough….:-)

  10. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen

    Lauren I can’t even get past the totle of these without wanting to pass out from sheer happiness. Wowza!

  11. Steve @ the black peppercorn

    wow – what a great idea. These look so delicious. I have to say Lauren that I just love the detailed photo instructions that you give.

  12. Marjory Betchkal

    You always amaze me. First of all I absolutely love reading your descriptions of what you have made. You can almost taste what you write. Second, you have the most incredible recipies EVER!

  13. Sally @ sally's baking addiction

    hi Lauren! I just stumbled upon these AMAZING cookies on pinterest. I made similar snickers stuffed cookies last month. I am definitely going to make these soon though. Such a great recipe!

  14. Jamie

    5 stars
    I’m pretty sure I just gained 3 pounds eating one… but they are soooo good!!! My students are going to love me tomorrow!

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  19. anita

    OMG>… I absolutely want these. Can I use diabetes as an excuse for eating all this PB???

    Lauren, I have not been getting your blog lately???

  20. Karen

    5 stars
    Lauren, you’re killing me!! These are SO good. Our new favorite!! Every cookie recipe I’ve made of yours has been a complete success… You’re amazing!! Thank you!!!

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