A Balanced Diet is a Cookie in Each Hand

I love the Superbowl. Less for the football, more for the fact that it gives me an excuse to bake or cook in large quantities 🙂

This year, I took on the responsibility of making dinner for my whole family. Which also meant a game-time snack to keep the troops going. Luckily, I stumbled upon this recipe for Salted Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies! Man, is that name long.

Anyway, this turned out to be the perfect recipe for the occasion. Really quick, with most ingredients being things you’ll probably already have at home. I didn’t go full vegan as the recipe calls for and used regular milk, regular chocolate chips, and regular sugar, but I did skip the eggs 🙂

I was tasked with a Trader Joe’s run that afternoon though, which was fine since I needed to pick up muesli or rolled oats for these cookies anyway. I got to TJ’s only to find out that they DISCONTINUED all Muesli – my mom’s favorite Blueberry Muesli and my substitute for the recipe’s rolled oats. Ah, well, finally decided to give in and just sacrificed the very little cereal we had left at home for these cookies.

Look at them…aren’t they perfect! Only took 8 mins to bake which meant I could have them out quickly for the starved spectators at home.

But wait, we haven’t even gotten to dinner yet. Stay tuned for another post about that adventure 🙂

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