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Chocolate Chunk PB2 Oatmeal Cookies

Okay, so the other night I was in a dire need of something sweet (LIKE.RIGHT.NOW) so I used that moment to start testing out recipes for a “healthyish” cookie (you know, since it was 9pm… whoops).  I managed to create these and I must say, they turned out to be ON.POINT.

I used PB2 powder (powdered peanuts that have been pressed to remove the oils) to add a bit of protein and extra flavor to the cookie, sugar in the raw (goes through less chemical processing than regular white sugar),  all-purpose organic flour and 85% bitter dark chocolate (you know, for the antioxidant benefits 😉 ha!).

Choc Chunk PB2 dough

Ingredients

1 stick of room temperature butter

½ cup of raw sugar

2 tbsp. of water

½ tsp. of vanilla extract

3.5 oz of 85% cocoa dark bitter chocolate- roughly chopped into large chunks

1 Egg

1 ½ cups of organic all-purpose flour

2 tbsp. of PB2 Powder

½ cup of old fashion rolled oats (not the instant kind)

¼ tsp salt

Directions

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  • In a large bowl cream sugar and butter together until light and fluffy
  • Beat in egg and vanilla extract until well mixed (Wet Ingredients)
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, oats, PB2 Powder and salt (Dry Ingredients)
  • Slowly combine the dry ingredients into wet ingredients
  • Cover and chill dough in freezer for 20 min or until firm
  • Form cookies into small uniform balls, place two inches apart and flatten into a cookie shape (Note: I flattened 1/2 the cookies and left the other half in ball form.  Interestingly, the texture and taste of the cookies differed between the two, I have zero idea why…any theories?).
  • Bake for 8-12 min or until golden brown

Let me know what you all think!

Chin, Chin

Love, Lephan

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