Don’t mind me. I’m not the jerk neighbor vacuuming late at night. I’m only in the kitchen: baking. Ah, the things a person is capable of at ten o’clock at night. Not much. Except for Zillow *drooling* and Facebook check-ups. And cookies. The husband made me do it, I swear.
The following recipe was inspired by this one. Seriously, the best I ever had. Sometimes I sub dried strawberries for the chocolate chips. #ohfreakingWOW!
…Until I ran out of instant oats and molasses. Then I needed to make a few substitutions. Does this ever happen to anyone else?
Should have let it cook a little longer for the picture. I struggle with impulse control: in the kitchen making cookies, when finding a “good deal,” @ anytime when I’m perusing Anthropologie. Even though I just came to *look.*
I lie to myself all the time. Thankfully my husband doesn’t buy it.
Side Note: Because of the substitutions, these fall slightly on the “TastesALittleMoreLikeAPeanutButterCookie” side of a chocolate chip cookie. Good though, assuming you don’t mind PB.
Peanut Butter-esque Chocolate Chip Cookies
3 Tablespoons peanut butter (homemade or storebought)
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 and 1/2 Tablespoon vanilla flavored “milk”
1 Tablespoon maple syrup
1 teaspoon ground chia seeds (optional)
1/2 cup plus 2 teaspoons spelt flour (can also substitute with whole wheat flour)
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking soda (not optional)
a pinch or two of salt
1/4 cup chocolate chips
Directions: In a large mixing bowl, combine: peanut butter, oil, milk, and maple syrup. Stir until smooth. Add: flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Stir until batter is smooth. Fold in chocolate chips. Using a cookie scoop, place rounded balls on parchment-lined baking sheet about 3 inches apart. (This is my favorite part about these cookies: they actually spread!)
Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before consuming. Happy eating! Makes: somewhere between 12 and 15 cookies. Depending on how much is eaten pre-oven stage.
*for longer storage life, store in a freezer-safe bag. In the freezer.