we’re getting soooo close to being done with chocolate chip cookies! not that i’m not a lover of chocolate chip cookies in their many varieties but i’m ready for something new. like i just need a little vacation. then i can come back to my old friend all excited to see them again.
i’m also pretty sure my co-workers are ready for something other than chocolate chip cookies. which is why i’m making a surprise for them next week. for two reasons…
1) i need something sweet other than another batch of cookies.
2) because i feel like making something other than cookies.
so these cookies…. i like to consider them healthy cookies. i mean really… they’re about as healthy as you can get with a cookie without trying to get all fancified and actually make a healthy cookie. these cookies are held together with a teensy bit of flour and mostly oats. plus they’re chockful (i don’t know if that’s the correct spelling but i can’t spell to save my life so sorry if it’s not!) of peanuts and peanut butter and chocolate. all of which are totally good for you… (let’s just ignore the “in moderation” part ok?) so don’t feel bad if you need to eat one (or five) of these for breakfast. they’re healthy!!
martha’s peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
- 3 c old fashioned oats
- 1/3 c whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 c packed light brown sugar
- 1 c sugar
- 1 c (2 sticks) softened unsalted butter
- 1/2 c creamy peanut butter
- 2 eggs, room temp
- 2 c whole peanuts
- 2 c semisweet chocolate chips
- preheat oven to 350F. line your baking sheets with parchment paper or silpat.
- mix the oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt together in a bowl; set aside.
- cream the butter, peanut butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. mix in eggs and vanilla until combined.
- reduce the speed to low and add in your oats / flour mixture. mix until just combined. mix in the peanuts and chocolate chips.
- using your cookie scoop, dish out scoops of cookie dough about 2 in apart on your baking sheets. bake 12-15 min. let cool on your cookie sheets 5 min before transferring to your cooling racks to cool completely.
- have one for breakfast!!
seriously. i mean they’re as healthy as a true cookie can get so don’t feel bad about having one (or three) for breakfast!
recipe from: martha stewart’s cookie cookbook