Thursday, February 26, 2015

Snow Day Cookies (Flourless/Gluten Free-Nut Butter-Oat-Chocolate-Chip!)

If you are snowed-in, here's a gluten-free cookie recipe that will tide you over until spring...or at least until the next big thaw.  This recipe makes a lot of cookies--enough to share a large plateful with the neighbor who plows your driveway and the brother-in-law who pops in for dinner, with plenty leftover for the remainder of the week.

Preheat the oven to 350.

2 sticks of softened butter
1 cup of sugar (I use sucanat, and cut the quantity slightly)
1 cup of brown sugar

Add (in this order, mixing well all the while):
3 eggs (one at a time)
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp baking soda
1.5 creamy peanut butter--or almond butter!
4.5 cups of rolled oats (gluten-free if you need them)

Then stir in chocolate chips, M&Ms, toffee bits, raisins, whatever!  I aim for 2 cups of goodies--usually just plain old chocolate chips, which pair so nicely with the peanut butter.

Place in 1 T. balls 2" apart on baking sheets.  Mine bake between 5-6 minutes in my oven, and then cool for about 2 minutes before moving to a rack to cool completely.

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