These might just be my favourite cookies. Yes you read that right. That is a bold statement. As someone who loves cookies, it is risky to play favourites, but by gum these are good. They are so delicious and because of the oats, I even had them for breakfast…that’s okay right? Cookies for breakfast. That should become an official thing.
I’m PRETTY EXCITED about these cookies. Capital letters to a blogger is sort of the internet equivalent to climbing onto a chimney and shouting from the rooftops. With a megaphone. Only using capital letters is less dangerous, and ever so slightly, that much easier.
So, metaphorically speaking, you can imagine me swinging round my chimney with a megaphone in one hand and a fistful of cookies in the other. You may not be able to hear what I’m saying that clearly because I’ve just taken a huge bite of cookie. But if you listen carefully I’m telling you that these cookies are incredible.
Not only are these cookies insanely delicious. They are also the easiest cookies I have ever made. This would be a dangerous combination. But never fear. And they aren’t horribly bad for you. Beep beep toot toot.
You will know by now if you are one of my lovely regular readers that I love oats. I love them dearly and eat them in every possible form that I can. Porridge, bircher muesli, granola, I even add them to my burgers to give them a bit of substance. So obviously I would all them to my cookies.
My goodness. How many times can I say the word cookie? A lot it would seem. It’s one of those great words that feels as lovely to say as the thing is itself. Like puddle. Only cookies are more delicious than puddles. Not so good for splashing in.
Anyway. The oats in these cookies give you a lovely energy food and a great dose of fibre. The peanut butter not only tastes amazing but also provides lots of lovely benefits and healthy fats. I’ve been loving nut butters for a long time now, and the different kinds fall in and out of the top spot of my affections. At the moment it’s all about peanut butter. It’s too good. *But enjoy in moderation*.
So without further ado, let me tell how to make these beautiful little cookies.
- 1½ cup oats (gluten free if you like)
- ½ cup maple syrup
- 1 cup of peanut butter, nutty or smooth, it's up to you. I like the bite the chunky ones gives, but both work beautifully
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- pinch of salt
- 2 eggs
- 1½ tsp baking powder
- Preheat the oven to 180C
- Simply pop the peanut butter, maple syrup, eggs and vanilla into a bowl. Give it a really good stir.
- Now add the oats, the salt and baking powder and stir to combine
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper
- I like to use an ice cream scoop to scoop the cookies onto the lines tray as the mixture is too wet to scoop by hand. But you could always use a spoon - that way your cookies will have a beautiful homemade feel to them in their slight irregularity.
- These cookies puff up a little in the oven but they don't spread so don't worry about leaving them too much room to spread in the oven.
- Cook for 10-12 minutes.
- When you take them out, they should be puffed up and slightly firm to touch on the top, but visibly gooey in the middle. Thats perfect. Just allow to cool completely before you can pick them up.
Obviously you can eat them straight from the oven. I did. It was amazing. But I did eat it with a spoon from a bowl.
I hope you love these as much as I do. Give them a go this weekend!
You have so many choices as to what you can do with these cookies…
Eat them all yourself. Or eat some and give some away. Eat them all yourself. Or wrap them in a bow and give them as a lovely present. A present to yourself…
Thought for the day: Some people might think you’re cookie / donut listen.
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