Lately I haven’t had a great deal of time to spend in the kitchen due to busy schedules and too many events. Luckily due to having a husband who works night shift we are in the practice of cooking and freezing bulk meals to ease the load of being just myself and my little miss home at night. This also gives the hubby something to take to work for dinner too.
This weekend we had the pleasure of an entire day at home on Sunday. This meant catching up on some housework, having some playtime in the backyard with our daughter and doing some cooking.
I hate a terrible habit of eating chocolate and sweets most days. Barely a day passes without me giving in to my sweet tooth, so little wonder I took this opportunity to do some indulgent baking.
And as a result, delicious peanut butter & oat chocolate chip cookies that are simply divine. We ate more than half the batch within 2 hours of them coming out of the oven, as they really are that good! Here’s the recipe:
PEANUT BUTTER CHOC CHIP COOKIES
- 1 Cup Peanut Butter
- 1 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1 Large Egg
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- ½ Cup Chocolate Chips
- ½ Cup Rolled Oats
- ½ Cup all purpose (plain) flour
Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
In a mixing bowl mix together peanut butter, flour, oats and brown sugar.
On low speed, beat in egg and vanilla extract until well combined.
Fold chocolate chips into mixture.
Roll batter into 1-inch balls and place them on a lined baking sheet.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.
Allow to cool on baking sheet before serving.
There you have it. Simple but delicious. Although you may want to flatten yours a little with a fork, as I forgot to do that so ended up with little fat cookies. You can make them bigger too if you like.
I also mixed mine by hand as I was too lazy to get out the mixer, but I have included instructions for using a mixer. Either way!
Pretty happy with how this experiment turned out. I threw in the oats simply to make them seem a little less naughty ;)
I encourage you to give this recipe a go and if you do, let me know what you think.
Check out my Chocolate Chip Weetbix Cookie recipe for another crowd-pleaser that works great in school lunches as well!