Monday, November 9, 2015

five ingredient peanut butter cookies

I had a crazy craving for peanut butter cookies the other day! It was so weird because I haven't had a peanut butter cookie in years. Actually, that's probably why, once I got them into my head, I couldn't get them out. So, naturally, the first thing I did when I got home was make peanut butter cookies. I don't bake that often so I didn't have much for baking supplies. It ended up working out miraculously with the ingredients that I had on hand and that crazy craving was satisfied. These are so simple and quick that I have already made them again! The second time was to accompany some blackberry chia seed jam, a pb&j dream.

five ingredient peanut butter cookies
  1.  1 cup oats (or oat flour)
  2.  1 tsp baking soda
  3.  1/4 tsp salt
  4.  1 cup peanut butter
  5.  1/4 cup maple syrup
Grind oats in a food processor or blender into a flour. This was my solution for not having any flour, but if you have oat flour, or any other flour you want to try, do it! Let me know how it works! I love using oats and oat flour because they have such a mild flavor. Add the baking soda to the flour and set aside. In a separate bowl combine the salt, peanut butter, and maple syrup. Whisk together until completely combined. Add the dry ingredients to the wet a little at a time. By the last bit the dough will be very crumbly but I just used my hands, I love using my hands.

Roll dough into 1" balls and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Flatten balls with a fork, criss-cross style. They won't expand so don't worry about the cookies being too close together.

Bake at 350 degrees F for about 8 minutes. Let cookies cool completely before transferring from baking sheet. Trust me on this one or you'll have cookie carnage.

These cookies are crumbly and melt in your mouth, just as a peanut butter cookie should be.

As for this brilliant pb&j combo going on here, you can find a recipe for strawberry chia seed jam here, but use whatever berries you want! 

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