Everything Cookies

Sometimes you just want a cookie.

That’s how I felt when I headed into the kitchen to bake these up.  In the middle of writing essays, I needed a break.  A chocolate fueled one.  I didn’t want a cookie that would be super heavy, but I also didn’t want a cookie that tasted boring.  I wanted a cookie that would fuel me through studying.

Have you ever wanted to be able to eat a cookie for breakfast?

This is not that kind of cookie, though it could be.  I made it with that goal in mind.  If you were given a choice between a nutri-grain bar and this cookie, you’d do better to choose an everything cookie.

They are packed with my favorite foods, the snack foods I always have on hand.  Some peanut butter, some raisins, oats.  It’s like if a peanut butter cookie, chocolate chip cookie and oatmeal raisin cookie had a child.  There’s the perfect amount of sweetness, though the only added sugar is from the honey and chocolate.  The texture is spot on, the peanut butter keeps them moist and chewy, making them taste almost like an under-baked shortbread cookies.  Perhaps slightly better?  It’s your call.

Everything Cookies

makes about a dozen small cookies

2/3 cup flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

scant 1/3 cup rolled oats

1/4-1/3 cup raisins (or any other dried fruit)

1/3 cup chopped chocolate (or chips)

1/4 cup olive oil (or vegetable oil if you don’t want a taste)

2 T smooth peanut butter

1 T honey (or any other liquid sweetener with a similar consistency)

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp almond extract

Preheat oven to 350/180

Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl.  Mix the wet ingredients in another bowl.  If your honey and/or peanut butter is quite tough you may want to warm it up on the stove/in the microwave to combine it.

Pour wet ingredients into the dry and make sure everything is fully coated.  Mix well with a spatula.

Spoon onto a prepared baking sheet.  I used about a tablespoon size.

Bake for about 5-6 minutes.  Slightly underdone is best.  the edges should be just brown and the tops barely golden.

Cool on a trays for five minutes before transferring to a rack.  Enjoy!

What’s your favorite type of cookie?  Peanut butter?  Chocolate chip?  Something else?

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