peanut butter chocolate chip cookies (gluten free!)

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I’m remembering this recipe b/c its a random gluten free recipe that doesnt call for strange ingredients! Once in a while I need to make something gluten free, and the only thing i can think of other than rice krispie treats are these black bean brownies, which might be for everyone because they have a REALLY rich, dark chocolatey taste. (they are super delicious though!)

So i was happy to come across this recipe, and modified it a bit – and really love how these turn out. Thye are crispy around the edges, but definitely chewy and sweet.  They have kind of a healthy taste to them, but in a good way. The chocolate chips round everything out.  Will be keeping these in rotation for sure!

1 flax egg: (1 tbsp ground flax mixed with 3 tbsp water)
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1/4 cup natural peanut butter
1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup organic cane sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp fine grain sea salt
1 1/4 cup gluten-free rolled oats, blended into a flour
3/4 cup almonds, blended into a flour
1/3 cup dark chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a small bowl, mix together the flax egg and set aside for 5 minutes so it can thicken up.
2. Using a mixer, mix together the peanut butter and coconut oil until combined. Add both sugars and beat for a bit more. Beat in the flax egg and vanilla extract until combined.
3. Beat in the remaining dry ingredients (baking soda, baking powder, salt, oat flour, and almond flour) one by one. Fold in chocolate chips.
4. Shape 1-inch balls of dough (smaller than golf balls) and place on the baking sheet.  There is no need to flatten the balls as the cookies spread out a lot. Place balls 2-3 inches apart.
5. Bake for about 12 minutes until lightly golden. Allow to cool for 5-10 mins. on the baking sheet and then transfer to a cooling rack for another 10 minutes.

chocolate chip oatmeal pecan cookies.

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I made these cookies to welcome my friend back to the office, and to kick off our busy catalog season at work. They were delicious and a hit among the co workers. Those Joy the baker recipes never seem to let me down. I veganized this one, and I cut the recipe in half.

1/2 cup earth balance
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
egg replacer for one egg
3/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/4  cups uncooked oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Beat the sugar and earth balance in the bowl of a stand mixer fit with a paddle attachment.  Beat until creamy, about 3 to 4 minutes.  Add egg replacer and the vanilla extract and beat until blended.

Whisk together the oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt.  Add to the butter and egg mixture slowly beating on low speed until just incorporated.  Stir in the chocolate chips and pecans last.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 to 13 minutes or until they’ve reached your desired doneness.