Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Peanut Butter & Jelly Oatmeal Cookies

I know I post a lot of sweets....
I know I make a lot of sweets....

But what is life if you can't have dessert? I don't see anything wrong with having something a little sweet, everyday. Now that doesn't mean a huge piece of cake, or a chocolate bar. But if you don't let yourself have little treats you will over indulge and you will actually feel worse. Since I have cut out most processed sugars, I have realized that I don't care for extremely sweet things. I can only tolerate small amounts. I do find myself wanting something sweet in the evenings, so that's when I get creative.

Do you love peanut butter & jelly?  Okay, you're crazy if you don't. Sorry. Just stating my opinion. I know there are some people out there who don't. That's okay....maybe..

What about peanut butter & jelly with oatmeal? 

I know there are tons of recipes out there for peanut butter oatmeal cookies. But this is a recipe I concocted up because I got an idea and really wanted peanut butter cookies. This is my spin of thumbprint cookies. Also, this is a easy and fast recipe that you'll have them in and out of the oven and on your plate(or in your belly) in time! 

Peanut Butter & Jelly Oatmeal Cookies
1/2 Cup All Natural Peanut Butter**
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Egg
1 1/4 Cup Gluten Free Oats
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1 Tbsp Vanilla 
Strawberry Pie Filling***

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
1. Combine peanut butter and brown sugar in a mixing bowel and beat until a fluffy mixture is formed.
2. Beat in egg
3. Next, add in oats, baking soda, and vanilla until well combined.
4. Drop onto a greased cookie sheet.
5. Use a Tbsp to form the center and fill with strawberry pie filling. 
6. Bake for 8-10 minutes, just until sides are slightly golden brown. 
Best served warm!

**If you have a peanut allergy, I recommend using Sunbutter. Also, the peanut butter can be substituted for any other nut butters that you use.

***I used a pie filling that was homemade from a amish market. They make the best pie fillings. You can used canned if you choose.