Today I had some friends and their kids over for tea and wanted to make something scrumptious. I found this recipe on the internet and tweaked it based on my preferences. It’s basically a combination of the best cookies out there: oatmeal raisin, peanut butter, and chocolate chip.. here goes:

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar [additionally, you can eliminate both white and brown sugars and add 1/3 cup of honey for a healthier alternative]
  • 1/2 cup all natural peanut butter (read: any peanut butter that only has peanuts!)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup spelt flour (though, you could use all-purpose flour)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Stir in the peanut butter, vanilla and egg until well blended. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into the batter just until moistened. Mix in the oats and chocolate chips until evenly distributed. Pour the whole batch into a 9×13 lightly greased pan (I grease with olive oil).
  3. Bake for 12 to 18 minutes in the preheated oven, until the edges start to brown. Cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before serving.
Yum. I love making foods a teensy bit more healthy and still amazingly wonderful.
let me know what you think if you try it!

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