So to say it's been a while is probably being nice. Its been just shy of two months since my last post and tons has happened since. I have started a new job which I am quickly growing to love. However, the transition period was a bit hectic at times. But there are no excuses and I am promising to try my best to get back to a set blogging schedule with lots of delicious new content. Also, I am shocked to announce I have surpassed the 100,000 views mark. I cannot even believe it! As for now, let's kick it back off with none other than a chocolate chip cookie recipe with a twist!
So here is what you will need to get you 2 dozen cookies
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
2 tbsp olive oil
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 cup oats (I had old fashioned on hand and chopped them up a bit)
1/2 cup chocolate chips
Extra salt, for sprinkling on top
First, make sure you preheat the oven to 425F degrees. Then start off by mixing together the peanut butter, olive oil, sugar, almond milk and vanilla in a large bowl. This would ideally be done in your stand mixer or with a hand mixer since the peanut butter can be very sticky.
Next, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt so that it is all well combined.
Slowly but surely combine the dry ingredients into the wet using a mixing spoon. I found working with a rubber spatula/spoon was easiest, again due to the stickiness of the peanut butter.
Finally, toss in your oats and chocolate chips and give everything one more good stir.
You really want to make sure the chocolate chips are scattered all throughout the cookie dough.
Line your baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper and spoon out 1 tbsp scoops of dough.
Bake for 8-10 minutes. The cookies should still be soft, but the tops will begin to brown. Once you remove them from the oven, immediately sprinkle with extra salt. Let them rest for about 2 or 3 minutes and then transfer to a wire cooling rack.
Try to allow them to cool without eating them all so they stiffen up a bit. Then eat them all up to your heart's content. Enjoy!