Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies


Thanks to The Non-Dairy Queen for this addictive cookie recipe:

“So, this is a recipe that I have been making for years. I have not had them for quite some time due to the fact that I did not know that I could bake with Earth Balance in the tubs. Although, now I am not so sure I want to have that kind of information. Don’t get me wrong…these cookies are good! They are so good that our friend, Jim, has renamed them from peanut butter oatmeal cookies to “Crack Cookies”. They are so good that when I made them a couple of weeks ago for an after lunch treat, the plate was almost eaten! The recipe is from Allrecipes.com and you should make them, but you have been warned!”

Crack Cookies

(adapted from Allrecipes)

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies
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  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup Earth Balance
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup quick cooking oats
  1. In a large bowl, cream together ½ cup margarine, ½ cup peanut butter, white sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla. Add egg and beat well.
  2. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add these dry ingredients to the creamed mixture. Stir. Add oatmeal and stir.
  3. Drop by teaspoons onto greased baking sheet, and press each mound down with a fork to form ¼ inch thick cookies. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 10 minutes, or until cookies are a light brown.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. Well thank yoy one if the two walmarts in our area did have the earth balance tub, its wonderful, geay for cooking and on toast and baking!! Thanks gor pointing me in the right direction. I also made the peanut butter oatmeal cookies, they were out if the world my little one loved them and ao did the big kids who can have dairy!!!


  2. I will have to look for that brand, I have spent much time at safeway and walmart looking at margarine, the only thing I have found dairy free was the blue bonnet light margarine, which is no good for baking. I have resorted to bitter flavored shortening. I am new at this dairy free thing!!!

    • Most Walmart stores carry one or two varieties of Earth Balance – it is the one in the tubs, however, it does work well for baking. They do sell stick margarine, though it can be harder to find. At least in my area, Safeway is not a good option for any type of dairy alternative and carries few natural foods. If you have a Raley’s, they are often much better.

  3. Unfortunately these are noy dairy free if you are using margerin! Margerin has milk products in in, which I can not use due to a child with dairy allergys! 🙁

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