Preparing for vacation can be a lot of work, and when you are looking forward to relaxing at the beach it can always be disappointing to have bad weather in the forecast. It has been raining up and down the east coast for several days, with no end is sight. It seems as though we may be celebrating 4th of July indoors this year. When the rain looms outside and I feel a little trapped there is always something I can whip up to brighten my mood. Cookies, the cure all to bad weather blues!
Peanut Butter and chocolate go hand in hand. This delicious combo can be done so many different ways. My particular version is not too sweet. It is a great snack or dessert treat!
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1/3 cup almond milk
1/2 cup agave nectar (you can add a bit more sweetener if you desire)
2 Tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup dairy free chocolate chunks
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment combine peanut butter, agave, coconut oil, and vanilla.
In a separate bowl sift together, flour, oats, baking soda, and salt.
Slowly alternate adding the flour mixture and milk into the wet ingredients. Beginning and ending with flour. Mix until just combined.
Stir in chocolate chunks. Place 24 even scoops of dough on the prepared baking sheet, and press each scoop down with a fork. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
Nothing beats the smell of fresh baked cookies! Enjoy–and if you are traveling for the holiday have a safe journey and a wonderful trip!