The original recipe is from the book, 'King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking: Delicious Recipes Using Nutritious Whole Grains'. I used butterscotch for the chocolate chips because RH likes butterscotch, but I didn't have enough so I used some milk chocolate anyway. Perhaps because butterscotch has a much stronger taste than chocolate, I didn't feel I needed to use the prescribed amount. I used some agave nectar in an effort to reduce the glycemic index. I could possibly reduce the sugar and oil some more next time. Here is how my modified version looked:
|Original recipe||My variation|
|2/3 C (6.25 oz) smooth peanut butter||5 oz creamy peanut butter|
|4 T (54 g) unsalted butter||40 g butter|
15 g vegetable oil (could be less)
|¾ C (5.625 oz) brown sugar|
1.5 oz brown sugar
1.5 oz agave nectar
|1 t vanilla extract||1 t vanilla extract|
|½ t salt||½ t salt|
|¼ t baking soda||¼ t baking soda|
|2 large eggs||2 large eggs|
|1 C (3.5 oz) old fashioned rolled oats, ground||3.5 oz quick oats, ground|
|1½ C (5.25 oz) old fashioned rolled oats||5.25 oz quick oats|
|2 C (12 oz) chocolate chips||2.5 oz butterscotch chips|
2.5 oz hazelnut chocolate (IKEA)
|C = cup|
T = tablespoon
t = teaspoon
Mix wet ingredients in the order butter, oil, sugar, essence, baking soda, eggs
Mix in oat flour and oats until just mixed.
Stir in chocolate chips / melted chocolate
Drop by tablespoonfuls on parchment paper / silicone mat / greased baking sheet.
Bake in 350° F oven for 11-13 minutes until sides are beginning to set.
|The ingredients (Baking powder was not needed)|
|Butter, oil, sugar and essence blended in. Eggs next.|
|I usually chop the butterscotch / chocolate chips. This time I melted |
them using a double boiler method on low heat
|Second batch ready to go in|
|I love the silicone spatula. It helps clean the mixing bowl really well, |
reducing any wastage. Note how clean the bowl with the chocolate is.
|Out of the oven. 32 cookies in all.|
The cookies came with us to Disneyland and were nice to have around. They were very soft and moist with a distinct peanut butter taste with a hint of butterscotch. I have frozen a third of them for later. These are not low calorie or low fat, but one cookie is sufficient for a sweet craving. And peanut butter and oats are healthy, right?