I’m not a big lover of peanut butter, but these cookies are absolutely amazing!
I found the recipe when wanting cookies, but not having any butter or oil! They just turned out to also be great for the sit-downers of the world! With some low fat peanut butter, they are considered Skinny Cookies.
Take away the chocolate – uhm – and they’d be even ‘skinnier cookies’, but the chocolate is obviously the best thing!
What you need is as follows:
- 200g golden caster sugar/soft brown sugar/demerara sugar (used all, taste good)
- 200g peanut butter
- 2 eggs
- 100g flour
- 100g oats
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp baking powder/soda
- 125g chocolate (chopped, drops, whatever)
- Or raisins or whatever else you want instead of the chocolate!
Firstly, preheat your oven to gas mark 4/180C.
Then, mix your sugar and peanut butter! Its best to do this with a blender or electric whisk, but if your not worried about a bit of graft, you can mix it yourself, just make sure its blended well!
Now, add in your two eggs one at a time and it should turn nice and smooth! Add in your vanilla essence at this point and mix it in well!
Now, prepare your dry ingredients – flour, oats, baking powder and cinnamon and mix the two together! It get’s really stiff at this point so it’s probably best if you add in the chocolate at the same time as all your other dry ingredients so the mixing of it is a little easier! I didn’t, but just used my hands to knead the chocolate in at the end and it turned out the same!
This is when you make sure you take a little taste to make sure it’s up to standard before you put in on a baking tray and in to the oven. Or just eat it all raw… Because everyone does that right?
If you still want to bake it, line a baking tray and scoop up little balls (I used a ice cream scoop) and push them down in to cookie shapes.
Now, put them in the oven for 15 minutes and leave them to cool for about 15 minutes, turning them over to let the underside air out after ten.
Use a spatula or cake slice to slide them off the baking paper once they’ve cooled a bit and transfer to a wire rack.
Lastly, make sure your cat(or dog, or hamster) doesn’t try to eat them and eat them yourselves!
They taste amazing and are perfect for the office workers, the writers, the editors, the readers and just about everyone really!
Just keep writing, with cookies at your side!