So it seems that Tuesday is the hardest day, at least in my opinion. Usually Monday I am feeling fresh and motivated for a new week, Wednesday is the encouraging half way point, Thursday I am working for the weekend, and Friday I can almost taste my two days of freedom ahead. Tuesday though is that strange in between time. That newness of the week is now gone, and suddenly I realize I’m not even to the half way point yet.
That’s why this morning I was so excited to find out via Self Magazine, that today is National Peanut Butter Day! I missed my chance at breakfast, I had already eaten cereal with chopped walnuts and granola. I had no peanut butter at work for a snack, and ate lunch out at a meeting. Dinner was leftover Chicken Pot Pie I had frozen, so that left my last opportunity to be dessert! I have really been watching my sugar intake and trying not to overindulge this week, so I decided to create my own recipe and make it slightly healthier than typical cookie recipes.
These cookies have a soft texture and are not overly sweet at all. My cookie loving husband enjoyed these as well,asking me to keep them away from him so he doesn’t eat them all. That response is how I know these little guys were a winner!
Peanut Butter & Oats Celebration Cookies
1 cup natural peanut butter, bring to room temperature so peanut butter is runny
1/3 cup oats
1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Place all ingredients in mixing bowl.
Beat with a hand mixer until combined. The texture will be almost crumb like.
Take two tablespoons of dough and form into a round cookie shape. Repeat this until all the dough is gone. This will make 10 cookies.
Place on Baking Sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes until cookies are fluffy and cooked through.
Enjoy with a glass of milk, a cup of coffee, or some chocolate almond milk!
What is your favorite peanut butter treat?
I absolutely love peanut butter ice cream from Graeter’s in a pretzel cone! So so good!
Are you celebrating National Peanut Butter Day?!