I had my niece Madi over last week for a few hours but my own kids weren’t home so I needed something fun to do. I figured BAKE! Kids like to eat and play with their food so the answer was easy. The problem lies with her Celiac Disease. Madi can’t have wheat, rye or barley. This crosses off most breads, cakes, cookies and treats off the lists of allowable food. This is hard for a 3 year old. She’s a trooper though.
As I was scanning labels in my pantry she asked “Are you checking to see if that has gluten?”. I got your back kid! I found a recipe online a Gluten Free Chewy Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookie.
As I got all the ingredients into the mixer she washed her hands and then pulled herself up to the table.
The dough took a couple minutes to put together so I did that on my own but then handed over the mixing bowl and a cookie sheet for Madi to roll the dough into balls.
The recipe can easily be doubled as this only makes 12-15 cookies
1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/4 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a mixer, cream together peanut butter and brown sugar until fluffy.
Beat in the egg.
Add oats and baking soda, and mix until it comes together
Roll dough into 2″ ball and place on cookie sheet
Using a fork press to flatten cookies
Bake for eight minutes or until the cookies turn slightly brown.
Cool cookies on a rack, Enjoy!
I would make these again. They were easy and they tasted good. I don’t like peanut butter cookies but I ate 2 of these. Next time I’m going to add raisins or chocolate chips and a couple squirts of honey to enhance the sweetness from the brown sugar. These additions will keep it gluten free too!
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