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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

IP - Peanut Butter Cookies

I was reading a Ruby Redfort book by Lauren Child which I borrowed from my daughter. I'm not sure which one it was. Either Pick Your Poison or Blink and You're Dead. In it Ruby was eating peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. She's always drinking banana milk (which incidentally was my absolute fave when I was a teen) and eating cookies.

I'm highly suggestible at times and this was one of those times. As soon as I read that she was eating peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, I just had to have some. Right now! So it was off to the kitchen to check out the state of the pantry and then online to find a recipe.

I started with this recipe because it only had three ingredients (what's not to like about that?) and no flour which is amazing for someone like me who tries to avoid flour. Of course they didn't have choc chips so I added them in. The batter tasted amazing (everyone knows the batter is the best bit right?) and the cookies weren't too bad either. 

When I was searching for recipes I also came across this one which used oatmeal. Oats is one of the grains I do eat (quinoa and buckwheat are the others although I think buckwheat is technically a grass) and I thought it could be cool to include them and make the cookies even better.

So here's my recipe. Sorry there aren't any pictures of the finished cookies, they were all eaten before I could take a picture!


Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup oatmeal or quick oats

1 ¼ cups rapadrua sugar

1 cup salted peanut butter

2 eggs

2-3 tbsp chocolate chips


Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius.

Line a baking tray with baking paper.


Mix together the sugar and oats in a large bowl.

In a small bowl, whisk the eggs then whisk in the peanut butter a bit at a time.

Put the peanut butter mixture into the large bowl and combine with a wooden spoon.

Then add the chocolate chips.

Place spoonfuls on to the baking tray.

With wet fingers, flatten the top of each cookie.


Bake 8-10 minutes or until done.

Cool on a wire tray.


Notes: to make this recipe grain free (makes 24 cookies):

2 cups sugar

2 cups peanut butter

3 eggs

4 tablespoons chocolate chips


And follow the above steps.