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
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.
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).
Sometimes you just need a cookie.
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!