17 May 2010

Cookie Recipe

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oat Cookies
created by Snacking Squirrel -vegan-wheat free-

In a bowl, measure out 2 cups of spelt flour (or any other type)

Add 2 cups of oats (quick oats, rolled oats, or oat flakes)

Stir in 2 teaspoons baking powder and 1 teaspoon salt

In a seperate bowl, mix together 1/4 cup oil (I used olive), 1 cup
brown sugar, 3/4 cup peanut butter (or almond butter), 
1/2 cup soy or almond milk, and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Doesn't have to be perfectly mixed, just enough to get messy!

Before adding the wet ingredients, feel free to add in as many
 chocolate chips as you'd like. I used 1 cup dark chocolate chips

Use your muscles to mix the wet and dry ingredients together

On a non-stick baking sheet, or one lightly sprayed with oil
you want to roll the cookies into "big balls" lol.. usually its about 
1/3 of a cup of dough rolled together... then flatten into disks

Note: If the cookies are crumbling, add some water to the batch

Preheat oven to 350 Fahrenheit and bake for 20-25 minutes

These cookies are SERIOUSLY SIMPLE and fairly healthy!

makes 7-8 monstrous cookies


Heather (Where's the Beach) said... [reply]

Thanks for sharing the recipe. These sound great! Have you tried subbing apple sauce or smashed bananas for the oil by chance? Just curious.

Amy B @ Second City Randomness said... [reply]

Those look awesome- classic chocolate chip are my favorite! If I lived near you, I'd be popping in all the time for these... and the pleasant conversation of course! ;)

Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin said... [reply]

Chocolate chip + PB + oats? YES PLEASE!! Delicious!

Jessica (Healthy Exposures) said... [reply]

Oh, yum - these look amazing!! Thanks for posting - definitely bookmarking :) I love recipes calling for spelt flour.

Amanda @ . seek . said... [reply]

Chocolate chip oatmeal cookies are my favorite kind of cookie. Thanks for the recipe, girl! I've been wanting to bake up a batch of muffins or cookies, but the weather has been too darn hot to be slaving away in the kitchen. I guess I shouldn't complain, but it would be nice to have some cookies along with my sunshine!

Anonymous said... [reply]

Wow thats all i have to say!

Mandiee said... [reply]

Thanks for the great recipe! I love that you make giant cookies just like me. Don't you think they look all the more inviting and just seem to say "eat me"? Who could resist such amazing cookies as yours?!

Have a lovely day!

Claire said... [reply]

Mmmm seriously Kelsey, these look dangerously delicious. I am sure your bro and his gf loved them! I will definitely try to make them soon!

Karin said... [reply]

Oh these look so good! I have to bookmark that recipe.

ps. thanks for your comment on my last blog post. You're a darling!

Anonymous said... [reply]

OMGEEEE! You always have been drooling over your baked yummies! I'm going to be cleaning out my baking cupboard today so I'll definitely have to try these if I still have ingredients that I need to use up. Thanks for sharing the recipe hun!!

Nat xoxo

Averie @ Averie Cooks said... [reply]

these are glorious!!!!!!!!!!!

for me, b/c spelt still contains gluten, this is a no-go. But...i think i could grind 2c of oats into oat flour and then use 2 c whole oats and roll it that way. I bet adding raisins would be fun too! Gosh, so many ways to do this! I love how they are like little patties, rather than cookies. 20-25 mins is a long time, so i know they are dense and good and probably really moist from the PB. Ok i need to make these!

Naomi(Onefitfoodie) said... [reply]

looks so good! i would throw in some dried cranberries in there too, because I LOOOVE them!!

Katie ♥ said... [reply]

Girl these cookies look amazing! thank u for sharing the recipe!! DO u know the nutritional stats for a cookie? Its ok if not, they look so yummy!!

I LOVE your blog and was so happy to find it, thank you for the sweet comments! You girl are beautiful and I love your story!

Have a great day!!!!!!!

Christina said... [reply]

Oh wow, those look amazing!! It's like my favorite oats combo in a cookie. I'm bookmarking them!

Simply Life said... [reply]

wow! those cookies look amazing! wish I had one here! :)

megan said... [reply]

YUM! I love anything with chocolate chips and oatmeal. looks like a great recipe!

brandi said... [reply]

yum, those sound great!

alex said... [reply]

hmmm I am not a fan of oats but these look delicious!!!!

Lauren @ Health on the Run said... [reply]

These cookies look AMAZING!! They combine all of my favorite things! :) Thanks for posting the recipe. I love finding simple, delicious cookie recipes!

Also, just read your post from yesterday and I have to say -- you and your brother look so much alike!! :) I love how you packaged the cookies for him.

Adrien said... [reply]

These cookies look delish! Cookies are probably my favorite things, but unfortunately I can't make them, due to the fact that I will eat them all. hahah we have a love hate relationship!

Krista said... [reply]

This recipe was SO worth the wait! I'm bookmarking it for sure. Thanks for posting!

Anonymous said... [reply]

My dudes will be fighting over these. Well, fighting mama b/c I'll take some kids out. No joke. Thank you for sharing!

Danielle (Coffee Run) said... [reply]

Uhh my 3 favorite things in a cookie?? (Chocolate + PB + Oats) Perfecttt :D Thanks for the recipe!

Chelsea said... [reply]

These look awesome! I'm going to have to try them out with soy nut butter. :)

Lindsay @ http://pancakesnpajamas.blogspot.com/ said... [reply]

You are totally torturing me! Here I sit at work drooling on my desk over these cookies! :) Love the recipe girl! Thanks for posting it!

runnerforever said... [reply]

These look super dense and tasty, yum!

Katalina @ GreenLivingNY said... [reply]

wow so yummy and so healthy!! I love vegan cookies very much, definitely will try these!

Katie said... [reply]

Yum! I've been craving a good chocolate chip cookie.

Joanne said... [reply]

I want these cookies. Badly. They look monstrously delicious.

Anonymous said... [reply]

Um, pretty sure those cookies are insulin worthy!!!

Katie ♥ said... [reply]


I know I love the chik'n patty yum!!! I love it in a wrap , salad , or on a sandwich! delish!!!

Thanks for the cookie info!! Your the best!!!

And Dr Krackers are amazing! I need to try them all! I heard they have a pumpkin cheese flavor, Ummmmmmmmmmm yeah I need to find that!!

Have a great night Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said... [reply]

Those are the 3 ingredients that make any cookie perfect! YUM! I love a monster cookie too. Makes you feel better to eat one big one than 5 small ones!

Meg said... [reply]

What an amazing twist on a classic - I love fresh baked cookies. Even better when they're EXTRA large!

Anonymous said... [reply]

OMG these cooking look so good! Great pics :)

Hope your having a good tuesday <3


Jolene - EverydayFoodie said... [reply]

Mmmmmmmmmmmm, I would love one of those cookies right about now!!!!

lynn @ the actors diet said... [reply]


Lauren said... [reply]

Those cookies sound and look amazing!
One question: Spelt flour has gluten. Do you find that the cookies bother your tummy? I know that you have gluten intolerance and I think I do too, so I'm staying away from gluten right now. Just wondering if you have problems with spelt.

You are so creative and really great with recipe creation. I don't know how you do it, but you're awesome. xoox <3

Carrie (Carrie on Vegan) said... [reply]

Yum, these look delicious. Loved your previous post too. Your brother looks a lot like you. Thanks for posting this recipe, I love that it has simple, wholesome ingredients. You have a great way with words, too.

Molly said... [reply]

this is a winning recipe
1. i have every single ingredient handy
2. it has great ingredients that are totally wholesome and awesome for you
3. they look FABULOUS

i need to recreate this very soon.

Maya said... [reply]

I bookmarked this recipe! It looks delicious. Almond butter/peanut butter and chocolate? yes, please!

Tara said... [reply]

Have not made vegan cookies and im vegan thats lame i will definitely be trying this recipe!!! Thanks for sharing it, they look really good!! <3

Anonymous said... [reply]

Things I like from this post:

1. your PB jar has pictures of the nuts on it (not to be mistaken with beans from far away)
2. the vanilla mix looks like coffee and has desirable bubbles in it
3. you wrote it (duh)

Gina; The Candid RD said... [reply]

These sound AND look fantastic!! I am a huge fan of anything with both oats and PB. I love mixing PB in my oats in the morning, or almond butter. Such a great combo!

Ameena said... [reply]

What a great sounding recipe...and it's easy and healthy. What could be better?

I'm always confused when I see "wheat-free" does that also mean "gluten-free?"

Kris | iheartwellness.com said... [reply]

Yum! What a beautifully simple recipe! I can't wait to try these :) It's funny cause I also use olive oil when making my cookies....I find it to be "lighter" you know?


Megan D said... [reply]

Ooh thanks for this recipe! I have never tried olive oil in baked goods but I'm sure it's great. Oatmeal choco chip = MY FAVE!

Michal said... [reply]

Hurrah! Thank you for sharing such a wonderful and healthy recipe :)

Anonymous said... [reply]

i love your blog :X:X:X


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