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Food:

Peanut Butter Honey Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies makes 18

1/2 c. nut butter (I used peanut butter from Liberty Heights Fresh), or nut butter of choice

1/2 c. Clifford Farm honey (local) if vegan use maple syrup

1 t. vanilla

1 egg (Clifford Farms) if vegan use 1 T. chia seeds mixed with 3 T. water

3/4 c. oat flour (I grind thick organic rolled oats in my blendtec until I get flour consistency, most blenders will work for this)

1/2 t. baking soda

1 t. Vietnamese cinnamon

1/2 t. real salt (local)

1 1/2 c. thick organic rolled oats

3/4 chocolate chunks (or your favorite chocolate chips)

1/2 c. walnuts, chopped

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Directions:

1. Pre heat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment or a silpad. Using your stand mixer or a mixing bowl cream together the nut butter, honey (or maple syrup), egg (or chia) and vanilla.

DSCN33262. Next add salt, baking soda, cinnamon, mix well. Next add oat flour, oats, chocolate chunks and walnuts until well mixed.

3. I use a small cookie scoop. Scoop out the batter and place it on the prepared baking sheet. I bake 12 at a time. Bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly browned, let rest on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes (I swear by this step).

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Nutrition:

Sometimes you just need a cookie.

Love:

Life has been very busy and overwhelming and last Wednesday night I just had to make cookies at 10 pm, not my usual routine. The great thing about having made these for no reason gave me a reason to gift them to the special people in my life. Enough said. Enjoy!

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