We have a tradesman working at our house at the moment. He is remodeling our laundry (plus whatever else we think of for him to do while he's here - this job could go on forever). He is here every day and every day, when I bake, I make him a cup of coffee and take him a "sample" of whatever I've been baking. I think he sort of looks forward to his morning/afternoon cup of coffee and "baked surprise". This morning when I approached him with todays offering straight from the oven, he said "Mmmmmm, Hot Cookie", for I moment I thought he was referring to me - awkward.
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (No Flour, No Butter)
slightly adapted from Ambitious Kitchen
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 large eggs
2/3 cup rolled oats (not instant)
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
In small bowl mix together the oats and bicarbonate of soda and set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the peanut butter, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla until smooth, about 3 minutes. Mix in dry ingredients on low speed, then gently fold in chocolate chips with a spatula.
Wet your hands then take lumps of dough and roll them into 5cm balls and place onto a baking tray 5cm apart.
Bake cookies for 9-11 minutes and remove when edges barely begin to turn a golden brown. The cookies may look a little underdone, but they will continue to cook once you remove them from the oven. Cool for 2 minutes on the baking tray then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.