Peanut Butter-Honey Oatmeal Cookies



This is my idea of a healthy cookie.
I like to eat these before I go out for a jog, ride my bicycle, go kayaking, play teatherball, or climb a mountain.
(Actually, I used to really, really like tetherball. I would play it all of the time. We even had our own court(?) in the backyard.)
These cookies give you energy and make you powerful. I hardly feel guilty about eating them. They contain the following healthy items:
-Oats
-Whole Wheat Flour
-Natural Peanut Butter
-Honey
-Peanuts
-Dark Chocolate

See? They just scream HEALTHY!
These were very good...I think I'm on my way to a healthier lifestyle. I'm trying to eat more locally grown, organic, natural foods, etc...I'm mostly trying to prepare everything from scratch, and not depend on frozen or packaged products. Very difficult, sometimes.
That's all I've got for today. Kind of tired.


Peanut Butter-Honey Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup creamy natural peanut butter
1/2 cup lightly packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons honey
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup coarsely chopped honey roasted peanuts
3/4 cup dark chocolate chips

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Scatter oats on a large sheet pan and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until light golden brown; remove from sheet pan. Coat sheet pan with cooking spray, etc.

Melt the butter in a small saucepan, over medium heat. Cook the butter for about 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until lightly browned, and foamy.

In a medium sized mixing bowl, sift together flours and baking soda.
In a large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat together browned butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, and honey, until creamy, about 30 seconds. Beat in egg and vanilla until well combined. Beat in flour mixture until combined. Beat in toasted oats, peanuts, and chocolate chips, until combined.

Shape the dough into balls, using about 1/4 cup of batter per ball; place on sheet pan and flatten slightly using the palm of your hand, leaving about 1 1/2 inch space between cookies. Bake at 375 degrees F, for 10-12 minutes, or until light golden brown. Cool 2 minutes on pan before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

Yield: 18 cookies


52 comments:

  1. Delicious Emiline. Love the "healthy" ingredients. Been looking for something like this. Cheers!

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  2. yep, these suckers just scream "health food!" after all, we have to keep our energy up for activities like breathing and eating more cookies. :)

    frankly, they look perfect.

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  3. Oatmeal cookies are my favorite kind and the addition of honey is genius! YUM!

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  4. These look absolutely delicious! And you're right, they are actually pretty healthy. Not too much butter or sugar. I definitely need to give these a try.

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  5. So the oats and the peanut butter and whatever nutrients are in the chocolate cancel out the butter? Check! I'll keep that in mind for future butter uses. ;-)

    Your mention of tetherball now has images going through my head of you on the court with Napoleon Dynamite.

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  6. These look pretty healthy to me, Emiline. I'm drooling! :)

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  7. Wow these cookies look totally delicious. I love the combination of peanut butter and oats and dark chocolate!

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  8. Mmmmm Emiline! These look and sound perfect. Nice flavors going on, all my favorites. Totally healthy!

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  9. These look sensational! And given the stuff you've seen on my blog, you *know* they are just my style. Love 'em.

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  10. These look sensational! And given the stuff you've seen on my blog, you *know* they are just my style. Love 'em.

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  11. I was just thinking yesterday that I want to put up a badminton net in my backyard. I haven't played badminton since jr. high.

    These cookies sound delicious - and healthy!!

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  12. they look scrumptious! no reason to feel guilty about eating them, for sure.

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  13. that looks amazing! i love that it's got peanuts in them. mmmm.

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  14. What's nice about this cookie is that it looks like it would satisfy a sweet craving as well as your hunger. It looks great!

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  15. I love everything about these cookies. I can't wait to make them tomorrow!

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  16. Emiline these look so damn good! And congratulations on having these publised on Tastespotting ;o)

    Maria
    x

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  17. I'm so making these! They sound delicous! And of course they are healthy!

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  18. Hey Em.
    I'm in the library at school.
    I don't really have anything interesting to tell you, I'm just bored.
    I still have one more class; music appreciation. Hopefully, we're just watching a movie or something. And hopefully it's a movie that doesn't suck as much as Amadeus.
    I guess I'll see you when I get home.

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  19. These. Look. DECADENT.

    Shame on you.

    I'm going to have to ask Angie Pangie to make some of these soon!

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  20. I used to ROCK at tetherball on the elementary school yard. Until mean old Lola decided that you could no longer use the rope to catch or swing the ball, but only the ball. Then, I sucked. We also had a backyard tetherball pole, but it was stuck into the ground, so it would start leaning like the tower of pisa halfway through the game. I think I shall try your cookies. Oatmeal is good fiber!

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  21. You have exatly my mind set, "flapjacks, they MUST be healthy, they have oats in"! Do you have to use the whole wheat flour or can you just add another 1/2 cup of all purpose?

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  22. Emiline you haven't heard well. They're not shouting "healthy". They're shouting eeeeeeeat meeeeeeeee!"

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  23. Whooooops. I spelled tetherball wrong. Ok, I fixed it.

    Deborah- I love badmitton. I'm so good at it! I think. I played tennis, too.

    Selfhuggingjack- I guess...if you must.

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  24. Since I'm short, the tetherball was always at the exact height as my head, needless to say I took many hits to the face. Haha...I hate tetherball. But your cookies look so good Emiline!

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  25. This sounds delicious Emiline!!xGloria

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  26. I'm all over these! I can't wait to make them.

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  27. Gotta love a "healthy" cookie recipe.

    I was terribly obsessed with tetherball as a kid. I was taller than most so I usually won :)

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  28. Oh.. my god. Those are calling my name. YOu seriously out did it.. That's everything that I love... in one! Omg... I'm so making these soon!

    Thank you!!!!

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  29. I definitely like your kind of health food! The cookies look great - can't wait to try them!

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  30. These look great! and not much butter either! A too try for sure!

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  31. Those cookies are just crammed with goodness!

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  32. that definitely DOES sound like a healthy, wonderful cookie; and the recipe can be easily "veganized," with agave nectar for the honey, and flax for the eggs :0) yay! haha.

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  33. i'm pretty sure i could exist solely on those cookies. maybe with some ice cream sandwiched between 'em. you know, for the calcium.

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  34. You can't get any healthier than chocolate, I say. ;)

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  35. Incredible sounding cookies!

    Depending on whether or not you've seen the move, this might go straight over your head...
    "You wanna play me?"

    :D It's from Napoleon Dynamite!

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  36. Ummm, yes. I have decided to train for a marathon and I think it is absolutely necessary for me to make these to keep on hand for after my daily runs!

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  37. These look really good! They remind me of the Kashi TLC cookies. :D

    Hah, I've never played tetherball, but my (severely ADD) dad ran into the poll with his bike when he was a kid. Like, not-paying-attention-head-first. Most people that hear that don't understand because they don't know what a tetherball poll is, but I figured you could appreciate the skill he must have had to hit that thing dead on.

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  38. I just ask so I can make them NOW rather than having to go out and but some :P

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  39. Emiline these cookies look So scrummy!! I just love all the combos in here so fully of flavour :)

    Rosie x

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  40. ...has anyone made them and how do you like them....looking for a yummy afterschoolsnack for my boys...Mel

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  41. i was so excited when i found this recipe. i made them but i must of done something wrong...the batter did not come together. the oats did not combine into the batter. i was still able to make them and they turned out amazing..but i have all this oatmeal and chocolate chips that didn't blend. sad....

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  42. I just got through reading all 41 comments...I was specifically looking for someone who had actually made these (besides you of course, Emiline) and didn't find anyone until the very end. And "anonymous" had the same problem I had. I also found that cooking it @ 375 burned the bottom of the cookies. I'm going to try it again BUT do you have any suggestions for me?!

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  43. Tara, I would reduce the heat to 350. I think my oven runs cooler than most.
    In fact, I'm going to change the recipe to 350.

    As for the second anon comment, I didn't have that problem with the dough coming together.

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  44. my dough did not come together either. i think the recipe has too much flour. esp when it's WW flour which absorbs more moisture then white flour.

    next time i will leave half the flour out.

    i made these for a friend who just had a baby, i hope they taste better than they look, since they didn't come out looking like the photo in the recipe.

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  45. I have just made them following the recipe. Looks good on the picture but the recipe did not produce the same result. As mentioned by some here, the batter did not come together at all. The final result is very crumbly and does not resemble the photo at all.

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  46. Yeah! We just made them! At high elevation we always adjust baking recipes. Added another 1/2 egg and tablespoon of water and the batter came together well in the end. Not too sweet, super high in protein....this pregnant lady and family loved em!

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  47. Thanks for the recipe. We just made them (with a couple changes) and they are delicious. I subbed 1/2 c of bran nuggets for some of the oatmeal (I'm kinda a fiber nut) and skipped the nuts and raisins. Also I topped them with a little spiced sugar before popping them in the oven. These have just the right amount of sweetness and are such a great texture. Thanks a bunch!

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  48. Mine were a complete crumbly mess but I persevered... they are in the oven now... fingers crossed they come out.

    I am baking them at 350 per the notes!

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  49. Mine did not come out at all...

    I want these to work...

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  50. @ Paradise Lost ... I would try the comment a few comments "up" from yours: 1/2 egg and tablespoon of water and the batter came together well in the end

    I've done that and they came out better ... the last time I made them I added one full egg and they came out much more "fluffier". I think they were made to be a little dense ... anyways, hope that helps - these are one of my favorite cookies when I get it right!

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  51. Just took these out of the oven, and my entire family lovedd them! The only problem I had was that I added the chocolate chips when the dough was still a bit warm, so they melted a little. However, they were still absolutely delicious, and I would definitely recommend them to everyone! :)

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  52. My dough came out much too dry as well (it doesn't help that I live in Phoenix). The oats, chocolate chips, and nuts didn't mix in, making it a real pain to shape the dough into balls let alone flatten them. I did mix in a tablespoon of water, but an extra egg would have certainly helped too.

    I was making these for a friend as a gift, and now I think I'll try making the Whipped Banana-Cashew Butter Chocolate Chip Chippers (posted here Sept. 2011) for her instead. However, my boyfriend did fall in love with this raw dough, and I'm sure we'll eat most of these cookies anyway.

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