I’ve got a thing for cookies. Especially oatmeal cookies.
I think it’s because they seem healthy. I mean, all those oats are just chock-full of fiber, and that’s a good thing, right?
The great thing about these particular cookies is that they really are pretty good for you. Full of nut butters, nuts, and oats – with a fairly low amount of sugar – they make a rather decadent healthy treat.
These Nutty Oatmeal Chip cookies just might be my new go-to cookies for traveling and field trips and the like. I love how soft and chewy they are – and yet the nuts provide just the right amount of crunch.
The only problem with these cookies is trying to keep some in the house. Somehow they ‘magically’ disappear from the kitchen whenever I make them.
Maybe you’ll have better luck at hanging onto them than I do.
Then again, if your family is anything like mine – you probably won’t.
- 2/3 c. peanut butter
- 2/3 c. chopped almonds
- 1 1/2 c. white wheat flour
- 2 t. baking soda
- 1/2 t. salt
- 1 c. packed brown sugar
- 1 c. softened butter
- 2 t. vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 c. oats
- 1/2 c. chocolate chips
- Cream butter and sugar.
- Stir in peanut butter and nuts.
- Add eggs and vanilla; mix well.
- Stir dry ingredients together.
- Add dry mixture to wet mixture.
- Mix well.
- Add chocolate chips.
- Chill for 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Drop dough by spoonfuls onto tray.
- Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes.