Hi everyone! Hope you had a great weekend. Mine was crazy busy … which is why I’m posting a quick cookie recipe today! I had my 10-year high school reunion in my hometown of Ellwood City, Pennsylvania. It was an amazing weekend and I have plenty to share with you … but you’ll just have to wait until tomorrow for the details because I’m too exhausted to give that post the attention it deserves!
Last week, I decided to step out of my comfort zone and just play around in the kitchen, rather than following someone else’s recipe. The results were surprisingly delicious!
Seriously … I even got 2 thumbs up from both Brandon AND one of my co-workers for these cookies.
Even better? Each cookie is only about 125 calories. So you can eat without guilt!
(Of course, I never feel guilty about eating dessert. )
Chocolate Oat Cookies
Makes 12 cookies
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup sugar (and I think you could even reduce this to 1/4 cup and they would still be really good!)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, whisk together egg and vanilla.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and combine with a spoon.
- Drop dough by the tablespoon onto a cookie sheet sprayed with nonstick spray.
- Bake for about 10-12 minutes, until the middle doesn’t look gooey.
- Let cool on a cooling rack, and then enjoy!
These were so ridiculously easy, and they tasted delicious. I loved the chewiness from the oats and the rich peanut butter flavor!
These cookies were a great midday snack to pack in my lunch, and they were equally awesome as an after dinner treat!
Question for ya …
Do you prefer to make up your own dishes in the kitchen, or do you feel more comfortable following a recipe?
What did you do this weekend??