Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins
John was hinting for oatmeal cookies and I came across Katzen's Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies recipe and thought why not tweak it to make it with oatmeal and gluten free and this is what I came up with. Thanks Katzen. ;) FYI almond flour can be made by simply processing raw almonds in the blender until they have turned into fine crumbs. Don’t over blend, otherwise you’ll make almond butter! It usually takes 5 second pulses for about 20 times.
- 2 1⁄2 cups almond flour (gluten free) or 2 1⁄2 cups almond meal or 2 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup coconut oil, organic softened not melted
- 1 cup smooth peanut butter or 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
- 1 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Heat oven to 350°F.
- Mix flour, oatmeal, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside. Beat coconut oil, peanut butter and sugars in large bowl with mixer until light and fluffy.
- Blend in eggs and vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture, beating well after each addition.
- Fold in Chocolate chips.
- Roll into tablespoonful size balls of dough, 2 inches apart, onto greased baking sheets. Sprinkle with sugar if desired. Flatten each, in criss-cross pattern, with tines of fork.
- Bake for 10 minute or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets 5 minutes; transfer to wire racks. Cool completely.
Not bad at all, I'm surprised to see so many reviews about crumbly cookies! I used regular flour and had no problems, but my dough was pretty sticky. The texture is just right with a chewy center and crisp edges. The flavor is a little flat but not bad, I would add cinnamon/nutmeg/allspice next time for more kick. One thing I did different was I used powdered peanut butter (mixed up to the correct consistency). I also used dried cranberries instead of chocolate chips.
I made an account just to say how terrible this recipe is. I used coconut oil and regular flour and it was just a crumbly mess, ended up baking it into a sheet pan .
I have often wondered how many people actually try recipes before commenting. I have seen so many comments that say....I have to try these today!...or yummy!....we look at the picture and imagine that they are great. Well...I just made these with the flour option. Since I am an oldster...and been baking for forty years...I realized quickly that they wouldn't hold together. So a I added some oil, canola I think. Still pretty dry. Baked the first batch anyway. They are tasty. But rather dry Next batch I added some water and pressed together with a wet fork. Here they come now...they look good. A little spongy but I think the other old ladies in my art class will like them too. Not bad. Not great. But I can't complain. Cookies are such a great invention.