It’s been a while, but I baked something yesterday!
Yesterday, I wanted to eat things. Many things, all day long. I didn’t, but I did eat a bit of chocolate and some liqourice. At 15:30, I really, really wanted to eat something again! I had already had some tomatoes and didn’t feel like tomatoes. No no, I wanted something less healthy.
That’s when I checked my long list of ‘Still to try’ recipes online.I ended up on this Dutch recipe for cookies and figured I’d give that a shot. It looked easy enough.
Healthy? Maybe not so much. Healthier than store-bought? I’d think so. At the very least I know what’s in them and I had to work for them!
I used more chocolate than the recipe calls for, so to balance that, I also used a little more oatmeal and peanut butter. I was very interested to find out how much the peanut butter would shine though. I didn’t want to be eating just peanut butter with a bite. Luckily, these cookies balance their ingredients quite nicely!
So, with all the credit going towards my fellow Dutch foodie, here’s the translated and slightly adjusted recipe!
- 120g Oatmeal
- 50g Dark chocolate
- 2-3 Tbsp peanut butter
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 1 egg
- 1 Tsp baking powder
- 1/2 Tsp cinnamon (I used a bit more)
- Chop up your dark chocolate into small pieces.
- Preheat the oven to 180 C and layer a piece of parchment paper on your baking tray.
- Put all ingredients except for the chocolate into a mixing bowl and mix them.
- Add the chocolate and mix again. You might have to use your hands to get it all mixed together well.
- Make small balls of the dough and press down on them on the baking tray to make cookie shapes.
- Put your cookies in the oven for about 15 minutes.
- Take them out of the oven and let them cool off completely (or accept that eating will get messy with the melted chocolate!).