I think I must’ve mentioned several times on previous blog posts that I do not have much of a sweet tooth. In fact, back in India, I used to very rarely eat anything sweet. And it did not help that most of Indian desserts or sweets are cloyingly sweet. Subtlety isn’t a strong point of traditional Indian “mithais”. However, after coming to the UK, I discovered that a sweet dish does not necessarily have to rely on sweetness to score on the flavor front. And one of the first items to convince me of this was the cookie. Cookies could be crunchy, crumbly, chewy, sweet, bitter, gingery, buttery… so many possibilities. I kinda fell in love with cookies. 🙂
Having already posted a cookie recipe before, I decided to go healthy this time and do the very popular peanut butter oatmeal cookies. These are butter-free, gluten-free and have all the goodness of oats with a little bit of naughtiness in the form of dark chocolate chips 😉
I have picked this recipe from a blogger named Monique.
Makes ~15-18 cookies
- Creamy or chunky peanut butter – 1 cup
- Dark brown sugar – 2/3 cup
- Pure Vanilla Extract – 1 1/2 teaspoons
- Large eggs – 2
- Rolled oats – 2/3 cup
- Baking Soda – 1 teaspoon
- Chocolate chips – 2/3 cup
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (170 degrees C)
- Mix oats and baking soda in a bowl and keep aside.
- In a large bowl, mix peanut butter, dark brown sugar, vanilla extract and eggs with an electric whisk for 3 mintues until well blended.
- Add the oats mixture into the peanut butter batter. Mix well.
- Add the chocolate chips to the batter and fold in gently.
- Please note that the mixture will be sticky in nature. Take two teaspoons and scoop small balls of cookies onto a flat baking dish (on a baking paper).
- Flatten the top and make sure to keep a little distance while place the cookie balls.
- Bake the cookies for 9-11 minutes and remove when the edges begin to turn brown.
- The cookies may look a little underdone but they will continue to cook after you remove them from the oven. Cool for 5 minutes on the baking dish and then tranfer them onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Have it with a glass of milk and you are good to go for sometime 🙂
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