I made a batch of these a week ago and husband said they were one of his favourite cookies so far. They were quickly consumed so I made another batch for him to eat while we are away on holidays.
They are fairly simple and plain looking but when you take a bite they definitely brings a smile to your face. They are deceivingly simply and easy to make. A handful of ingredients tossed into a bowl a quick stir with a wooden spoon and your nearly there. Roll them into balls and squash them flat. Bake them until golden brown, pour yourself a glass of cold milk and there you have it.
I jammed packed these cookies with a little bit of goodness. Such as oats for a lower GI reading (although the sugar probably blows it out of the water). Organic peanut butter with no added fats, sugar, salts or preservatives. Oh I couldn't help myself but to get a spoonful of that gloriousness in a pot right there. It was SO good. Peanut butter is one of my vices. I can't help myself but to indulge in a spoonful of it here and there. Chocolate was once too until I couldn't eat it anymore. I do sneak a choc chip every known and again but over indulging in those leads to some not so good reactions.
I used dark chocolate melts in this recipe because I picked them up accidentally instead of dark chocolate chips. They made the biscuit really with big chunks of chocolate scattered through the dough.
So these cookies were off limits for me which made it so hard not to chomp into one of these fresh from the oven. They smelt SO good. I commiserated with a glass of almond milk instead and pretended to eat one while I watched hubby happily munch a few down with his cup of tea. I don't know what I torture myself sometimes making things that I can't eat. I do it for the love of it.... or so I keep telling myself! These could be made dairy free with the use of some dairy free chocolate. A gluten free version would probably be a bit more trickier and could only recommend using your favourite gluten free chocolate chip recipe and adding peanut butter and quinoa flakes instead of the oats.
I am sure a cookie jar full of these little beauties all packaged up and finished off with a bow would certainly make somebodies day that's for sure. Another great idea is gifting the cookie mix in a jar like I made here, it makes the perfect house warming gift.