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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Everybody needs cookies in their life. That should be a law. Maybe I’ll lobby for it.

Well I feel better about cookies when they don’t contain days worth of saturated fat, and I feel REALLY good about cookies when they have wholesome, healthy ingredients.

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Some of you may remember me making these Healthy Double Chocolate Chip Cookies last year. BOY are those puppies good.

These are essentially the same cookie, modified for a more peanut-buttery flavor. Delicious!

 

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Lauren

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Keywords: bake dessert snack gluten-free peanut butter chocolate cookie

 

Ingredients (16 small cookies)

  • 2 T. coconut oil
  • scant 1/2 c. raw sugar
  • 1/2 c. peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 t. vanilla extract
  • 2 t. molasses
  • 1 1/2 c. oats, processed into flour consistency
  • 1/2 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. baking soda
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/2 c. chocolate chips
  • 1/4 c. walnuts

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place the walnuts on a pan and toast them in the hot oven, watching carefully so they don’t burn (should take less than 10 minutes). Chop the nuts and set them aside to cool.

In a medium bowl, place the peanut butter and coconut oil together. Microwave them for a few seconds until they reach room temperature (until the coconut oil becomes liquid). Whisk together until smooth.

Whisk in the sugar, eggs, molasses, and vanilla.

Add the oats to the wet ingredients along with the baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Fold together just until combined then fold in the chocolate chips.

Fold in the chopped nuts.

Scoop the dough by the tablespoon onto a lightly greased cookie sheet (or one lined with parchment or a silicone baking mat). Press the top of each cookie slightly with the back of a spatula.

Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, until the edges slightly brown and the center is just set.

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It’s hard to believe from tasting them that these cookies have no flour, no butter, and half the sugar of your average cookie recipe. Basically it’s a win-win situation.

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Sadly, weekends mean nothing in bar exam land. Homework tonight and class tomorrow. Oh well! At least I have cookies. :)

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Thanks for reading!

-Lauren

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  • Athena R June 15, 2013, 7:03 am

    These cookies look delish. I love anything with chocolate and peanut butter…yum!

  • Ellie July 28, 2013, 4:42 pm

    Delicious! I didn’t have any coconut oil so used vegetable oil and a bit f butter instead. I also used golden syrup instead of molasses. My mum said these were the best cookies shed ever tasted! Will make again soon as they went rather quickly!

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