When I say I'm making cookies, my children immediately think of chocolate chips and laden with sugar. It got me thinking about how I could make some that tasted as good but A) didn't give them the sugar crash and B) Were made with some healthier ingredients.

This recipe makes 12 cookies with less sugar, butter and flour than traditional homemade cookies. The texture isn’t as hard and crunchy as your average packet of cookies and there’s no chewy middle but they’re really delicious and definitely a hit with my children (even though they don’t like peanut butter)

60g soft brown sugar
60g Melted (unsalted) Butter
60g smooth peanut butter
1 large egg
75g flour
75g Rolled Oats
40g choc chips
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1/2 tsp Baking powder

Heat the oven to 170 degrees (fan).

In a large bowl whisk together the melted butter, the sugar and the vanilla extract until smooth and well mixed.

Mix in the peanut butter and then crack the egg into the mixture and whisk the mixture again until its smooth.

In a separate bowl mix together the Oats, flour, choc chips and baking powder and then add this to the large bowl. Fold the flour and oats into the mixture gently until it's all mixed together.

using a spoon place 12 balls of mix on to a lined baking tray and then flatten just a little with a fork. Put the tray in the fridge for 15 minutes to cool. At this point you could also freeze the balls for baking later.

Cook in the oven for 12-14 minutes until the edges start to brown. 

Leave on the tray to cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a rack.

These are good for a couple of days stored in an air tight container but they also freeze really well.







September 05, 2021 — Suzanne Moore

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