Jordan and I had dinner with friends last week. You know you are blessed with great friends when they accommodate dietary restrictions without batting an eye. We brought dessert and I debated for a while about what to make.
I love cookies. They are my favorite dessert; you won't have to ask me twice if I want a cookie. :-) I've baked a few gluten-free cookies and they've been okay, but not amazing. There are so many flour varieties to play with and I don't feel I've found the right combination yet.
All of a sudden I remembered no-bake cookies. I didn't grow up with these cookies, but they were made regularly in Jordan's home. No-bake cookies consist of oats and peanut butter, while not exactly allergen free, they hit all of my requirements! The bonus is, you don't need any special flours or ingredients.
1 stick of butter (could sub coconut oil to keep it completely dairy-free) 2 cups sugar* 1/4 cup of cocoa powder 1/2 cup of milk (I used almond milk) 1/2 cup of peanut butter 1 teaspoon vanilla
Put above ingredients through milk in a pan and stir until butter is melted. Then bring to a boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and add the peanut butter and vanilla. Mix in oats to consistency (3-4 cups depending on how wet you want the dough to be).
Drop onto foil sheets until cooled. Store in an airtight container.
*I searched for a slightly healthier version and found one that used honey instead of sugar. Jordan requested his moms version (it was nice to bite into a familiar cookie) but next time I'd like to try this variety.
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