8.30.2011

#122 - Quick & Craveable Peanut Butter Cookies


Hurricane Irene became "tropical storm Irene" before it reached us, so we are very lucky that we didn't have any damage! A few of our friends are still without power and there are some who have a few missing shingles, some fallen branches, and other minor issues, but fortunately most of our friends were not affected. We hope that all of you were able to stay safe, too!

When it's stormy outside, we always love to sit and munch on homemade snacks. Today, we thought that we'd share one of our favorite recipes. This quick, easy cookie is safe for both humans and puppies, and it tastes so delicious that people will demand the recipe from you. And the best part is, you can make a batch in about 5 minutes and enjoy them immediately. Instant gratification... what could be better?


Quick & Craveable Peanut Butter Cookies

Ingredients:
1 cup rolled oats (whole oats, not quick oats)
1/2 cup dates
1/2 cup honey
1 cup peanut butter (or almond butter for sweeter cookies)
1/2 cup carob chips

Directions:
- Process the oats in food processor until finely ground.
- Add dates to the food processor and process until ground and mixed well with the oats.
- Add the honey and peanut butter. Process until the mixture starts to stick together and has a texture that is thick and able to be molded. If the mix seems too crumbly, add more honey until it sticks well.
- Stir in your carob chips by hand with a spoon.
- Take small chunks of the mix into your palm. Roll the chunks into golf-ball sized clumps and flatten each to create your cookie.
- Store in a closed container with foil or waxed paper on the bottom, to prevent sticking. They will keep for 4 days without refrigeration, up to 10 days in the fridge, and even longer if frozen.


Whenever I make these cookies they only last about 3 days before everyone in the house, JD and Ringo included, has devoured them! Go ahead and make a batch, relax, and enjoy a lovely day.

x's & o's

1 comment:

Pili said...

They sound so yummy!!