Oatmeal Raisin Peanut Butter Macadamia Cookies

I know this is supposed to be a health blog, but on Sundays we can eat sugar, so how about that?!

I used a regular oatmeal raisin cookie recipe from about.com and modified it:

  • 1 stick Earth Balance buttery spread
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 3/4 c brown sugar
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1/2 c almond milk
  • 1 c flour
  • 1/2 t baking soda
  • 2 t cinnamon
  • 1/4 – 1/2 c chopped macadamia nuts
  • 1 c raisins or more to taste
  • 2 – 2 1/2 c rolled oats
  • creamy peanut butter to taste

In large bowl mix melted buttery spread, sugars, and vanilla well. Add almond milk and mix well again (mine was not smoothly mixed but it didn’t matter). Add flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and stir until smooth. Add rest of ingredients. I give you permission now to eat a little batter. And you CAN because there are not raw animal ingredients in there! Drop by 2-3″ balls onto cookie sheet (I sprayed olive oil cooking spray on it first) and flatten slightly. Bake 12-15 min. I did 12 minutes exactly because I was afraid of making hard cookies, which I do not like. They are definitely soft but they don’t hold their shape as great as normal cookies. It’s up to you how long you want them baked. Check ’em out:

I also made another variation. Do everything the same as above except don’t add peanut butter. Then get a Ghirardelli Twilight Delight chocolate bar (it is non dairy) and break up two squares into smaller pieces, and push a piece into the center of each cookie before baking. Here is a shot of those:

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Phyllis on March 4, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Yummy looking! And I just had a nice meal.

    Reply

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