The stars aligned in my cookie world. I filled my cookie monster need with a delicious and easy to make gluten free cookie. Whilst I have made it my mission this year to improve on my photo skills. You know me, I am a busy young professional with a new husband and little time. If you need details and photos, the recipe idea came from Ambitious Kitchen , but below is the tried and true recipe with quite a few changes.
1 cup peanut butter
0.5 cups brown sugar
1.5 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking powder
1.5 cups oats
100 grams pure chocolate
- First beat your peanut butter, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla with an electric mixer (or spoon if you need some exercise). I did this for about a minute.
- Add oats and baking powder and stir with a wooden spoon.
- Now here is a twist. By chance chocolate chips are impossible to find in this country, so I had to get creative, but the results were great. I put a chocolate bar (100 grams) into a blender thinking I would get chips…wrong. I got little pieces and shavings. I decided to go with it and folded the chocolate into the mix.
- Put spoon fulls of batter onto a cookie sheet and put in the oven at 350F/180C for 8-11 minutes (I needed 11 minutes).
- Cool and eat
Makes about 18 cookies and can be put in freezer
These cookies are great because they are not too dry. Most importantly the chocolate shavings brought a chocolaty flavor (not too chocolaty). It made the peanut butter come through as just a hint, which I find great as sometimes peanut butter can be overbearing. Of course, I also love anything with oats. This had it all and was healthy and gluten free (be sure to check your oats/powder to ensure it is gluten free). The biggest win was that my husband chowed them down without a clue how healthy they were!