oatmeal, almond butter and milk chocolate chunk cookies
o.m.g...goodness all around. while cruising around trade joes on a free mommy alone moment i noticed a bag of milk chocolate chunks...ready to be gooey in a cookie just for me. now, we usually eat dark chocolate here. justifying it away since, you know...its good for us but man did these look great.
we don't eat peanut butter around these parts...littlefoodie has never had it. its not that we don't love it, in fact, i lovelovelove it but when it comes to nut butters its the low man on the totem pole. its also a habit i don't want to pass down to littlefooie...the ever easy peanut butter and jelly sandwich...like macaroni and day glo powdered cheese and "fruit" snacks to me...scary, scary stuff.
cashew butter would be good in these as well as the macadamia nut butter i have been eyeing and getting ready to try. you could use the always go to peanut butter but make sure it is just p.b. and no sugar added...but then, isn't nicew to try something different? your littlefoodies will appreciate you for it later!
3/4 cup organic coconut butter, melted (or organic unsalted butter, softened)
1 cup organic raw almond butter
1/2 cup organic pure cane brown sugar
1/2 cup organic pure cane sugar
1 1/2 tsp aluminum-free baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
3 large organic eggs
1 tsp pure vanilla ex.
2 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour (or whole wheat flour, sifted)
2 cups organic rolled oats
1 lovely bag of ginormous milk chocolate chunks
preheat oven to 375F.
beat coconut butter and sugars in mixer. add baking powder and baking soda until combined. beat in eggs 1 at a time then vanilla.
stir in flour and oats. fold in chocolate chunks.
drop onto cooking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes let cool for a couple minutes on the rack before removing.