I’ve only just recently started getting into Pinterest. Yes, I know: for someone like me who basically lives on the internet, I am woefully behind the times. Despite this, though, I’ve dived right into it and am starting to find it really useful! For example, I now have an entire board devoted to cookies. Cookies like this one:
Despite me not making them terribly often, I find cookies delightfully fun to bake. Unlike a cake there’s minimal cleaning afterwards, and sometimes you don’t even need a mixer! Additionally, for small individual bite-sized bits of dessert, there’s a lot of creative things you can do with them. There’s really nothing to dislike.
These cookies were one of the first recipes I pinned. Not only do I love these flavors (see my Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Oat Bars), but they’re also flour-less, which is a neat little twist. I don’t need my diet to be gluten-free and I’m not a very serious subscriber to the paleo diet, but it’s always interesting to try something a little different anyway.
Now for some reason my cookies didn’t turn out nearly as pretty as all the other pictures I saw. I’m not entirely sure what I did differently (for once I didn’t cut any corners – there weren’t enough steps to even do such a thing!), but rather than them being smooth-looking they turned out pretty lumpy. Additionally the edges around my cookies all turned out a little crispy; without any flour, there wasn’t really anything to absorb the egg and sugar mixture, making it leak out a little and crisp up in the oven. Don’t get me wrong: they’re still delicious, they’re just not as good-looking as I was hoping (looks aren’t everything, amirite?).
Anyhoo, suffice it to say that these cookies are great, and can be moved from “flourless” to straight-up gluten free depending on the type of oats you use! They’re soft, sweet, and chewy, and if dropped correctly (“dropped” as in “drop-cookie”) they can be nice’n’bite sized. Basically, a tasty tasty recipe. Give it a try!
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Flourless Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
From Two Peas & Their Pod