One of the mr's little brothers really likes peanut butter cookies. He is always asking me to make them for him so this past weekend, for his 24h birthday, I did just that. Peanut butter chocolate chip birthday cookies, Just for him. (I know, I am the best)
After rushing home the evening before to make this awesome cookies for the boy, I waited until a decent time the next day and I shot him a text.. "Happy Birthday! Where are you?, I want to bring you cookies!". That was at noon. I get a text back around 3... "just woke up, I'll come get them later." (Sleeping until 3pm.. that must have been a crazy ass birthday morning!)
Well guess what. That little shit didn't come get the cookie that I made all special like for him so now the mr has slowly been picking them off. And the mr. says that these cookies are like magic. That they are so freaking good, probably the best peanut butter cookie he has ever had. (he doesn't usually say things like that about cookies so the really must be amazing)
So if you are reading this Qui.. you have a a few magic cookies left...but I can't promise anything after tonight. The sister is coming over for dinner and I'll just give them to her for dessert..........
The stuff. Rolled oats, peanut butter, brown sugar, sea salt and chocolate chips. Also a bit of baking soda, some vanilla extract and a bit of water. You need no flour, eggs or butter, these cookies are all about simple goodness.
Notes. Chunky or smooth peanut butter is cool here and you can use natural or skippy.. the skippy cookie will just be a bit sweeter. And the sea salt. If you don't have sea salt, add a teaspoon of table salt to the cookie batter. The sea salt is for the tops of the cookies and you should NOT use table salt for that.
Start by sticking the oats into a food processor and blending until your oats become oat flour.
Then dump everything else in (water first), EXCEPT the chocolate chips.
And pulse until it all comes together into a yummy peanut butter cookie dough.
Dump the dough into a bowl and now mix in the chocolate chip. Once you do that, stop eating the dough and stick the bowl in the fridge for 10-15 minutes to slightly chill....
After the bout in the fridge, grab your dough and scoop out like sized balls of dough and place them on baking sheet. Give each ball a smoosh (use a fork or your fingers) and sprinkle the tops with a small little pinch of sea salt (again, if you don't have sea salt, so not use table salt... just skip this)
And into the oven they go...
Only until slightly golden brown and just starting to look almost done..... that's when they are done (about 8 minutes)
Let the cookies cool for a minutes on the baking sheet then transfer to a wire rack to finish.
Super awesome and super duper duper good. Made with love and good intentions for a little shit... but left to be eaten by others
But really these are so easy and fast to make. I'll probably just end up making the boy a new batch. (again, so nice)
Have a super duper day!
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies
Make about a dozen
- 1 cup old fashion oats
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 1 heaping cup peanut butter (creamy or chunky)
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 ish cup chocolate chips/chunks (the tiny chips work the best)
- flaked sea salt (optional)
Note. Flaked sea salt is a perfect finish for the cookie but if you don't have it or don't want to use it, add a teaspoon of table salt to the cookie batter but don't sprinkle the tops with it.
Place oats in food processor ans blend until it turns into flour. Add in water, pulse, then add in the rest, EXCEPT the chocolate chip. Pulse until a dough forms. Dump the dough into a bowl and now mix in the chocolate chips.
Stick the dough in the fridge for about 15-20 minutes.... In the mean time, do the dishes and a little cookie dance.
Preheat oven to 350.
With a scoop or spoon. scoop out your preferred sized cookies onto a baking sheet. Give each cookie ball a little smoosh with either a fork for a pattern or just your fingers. Sprinkle each smooshed cookie with a pinch of sea salt.
Stick the cookies in oven and bake for 8-9 minutes, until just barely golden brown. Remove from oven, let cool for a minutes then remove from sheet to cool on a wire rack.
Place a cookie or two on a plate, stash the rest away (or else you will eat them all) grab a nice cold glass of some milk situation or a pipping hot cup of coffee and sit down with a good book or even a smutty magazine (no judgment here), read, eat cookies and be happy.