These days, my husband’s on a weight loss body building spree, so he asked if I could make some healthy afternoon snack that he could eat at work. Oatmeal and dry fruits came to mind first, so I decided to try these cookies yesterday. This is more a mix of his favorite ingredients from the kitchen rather than a cookie recipe, but the result was yum all the same. These cookies were more soft and chewy than crispy crunchy.
1 and 1/3 cups Quaker rolled oats
2 tbsp peanut butter
1 tsp powdered cinnamon
1/4 cup almonds
1/4 cup dried apricots
1/4 cup flax seed
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 tbsp honey
Not so healthy ingredients:
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup butter at room temperature
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F
Beat together the egg, butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, honey and vanilla essence.
In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and powdered cinnamon.
Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture and mix well.
Then add the oats followed by the almonds, apricots and flax seed.
On a baking tray sprayed with non stick cooking spray, spoon small dollops of the cookie mixture and flatten them a little.
Bake till golden brown, about 15 minutes. Take them out, let them cool and store in an airtight container.