Is there anything better, food-wise, than a moist, chewy cookie? Cookies are definitely one my biggest weaknesses when it comes to eating food in moderation, so I don’t make them all that often.
Im currently abstaining from foods with cane sugar, mostly as a spiritual discipline, but I was craving something sweet today and I have been working at perfecting a recipe for Peanut Butter Oatmeal cookies that are sweetened only with honey. The first two batches were edible but nothing to write a blog post about. But today’s batch was different; I perfected the ingredient list and these babies are awfully tasty and worth passing on.
Peanut Butter and Honey Oatmeal Cookies
- 1/2 cup all-natural, smooth peanut butter
- 1/2 cup raw, all-natural honey
- 1/3 cup butter (at room temperature)
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 extra large organic egg
- 1 cup quick oats
- 1/3 plus 1/6 cup whole wheat flour (I know its specific but that was the perfect amount!)
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
1. Preheat your oven to 350. In a large bowl, cream peanut butter, honey, and butter with your beater on medium until nice and creamy. Try you best not to simply stick your spoon in this concoction and eat it all up.
2. Add the egg and vanilla and beat again until combined well.
3. In a small bowl, combine flour, oats, salt and baking soda, and stir together with a fork.
4. Add the oats and the flour to the liquid mixture all at once, and stir until well-blended. Be advised that the dough might seem a bit soft or runny to you compared to, say, a typical chocolate chip cookie dough. But this is OK because the oatmeal is going to expand and absorb that liquid, and the cookies will turn out perfectly.
5. On an ungreased cookie sheet, drop cookie dough by heaping tablespoons, or just a little more depending on preferred cookie size, onto the baking sheet about two inches apart from one another.
6. Bake at 350 for 13 minutes or until the bottoms are lightly browned. Remove from oven and remove to a cooling rack or clean, cook baking sheet.
These were so good it is taking all of my will power not to go down and help myself to a few more this evening. Even my husband, who has a rather particular sweet tooth, enjoyed them.
Happy Baking, ladies!
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