Saturday, July 9, 2016

Peanut Butter/Oatmeal Cookies- NO Flour







Our friend Elsie loves peanut butter cookies ( like Marie and Ted in Florida). I have quite a few jars of peanut butter in the pantry which I need to use. I saw this recipe and wanted to give it a try.

 Elsie is on a gluten free diet. I made sure the oats were gluten free.  Peanut butter generally doesn't include gluten ingredients, but that doesn't mean it's always safe on the gluten-free diet so I checked her first to make sure the one I used was ok. 



Ingredients:

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
4 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon caramel extract
2 cups  peanut butter
2 teaspoons baking soda
5 3/4 cups quick cooking oats


Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

 Line cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside.

In an extra-large bowl, cream butter, white & brown sugar,  until smooth. 

Beat in eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla and caramel extracts and peanut butter, mixing well.

 Mix in the baking soda, then add the oats  until well blended– the dough will be thick). 

Drop one and a half tablespoons of dough 2 to 3 inches apart on parchment-lined cookie sheets. Dough can be flatten with a fork if you want a cookie that’s crispy, but if you like your cookies thick and chewy, don’t flatten them. 

Bake at 350˚F for 10 to 12 minutes, until cookies just start to turn golden. Cool for a few minutes on cookie sheets, then place cookies on wire racks to cool completely. 

The recipe called for the cookies for be huge, I really didn't want them that large but the recipe looked good. Elsie really liked them and so did Gabe! 

Featured 7/18/2016 on Two Uses Tuesday




34 comments:

  1. YUM! You know how much I love oatmeal cookies-add peanut butter and that's a double win for me. I'm pinning these for sure. We have 2 friends who have celiac disease and it's so hard to find something to bake that they can eat. As long as the oats and peanut butter I have are gluten free-this will be a winner. They look delicious Linda...thanks so much for sharing this one. :)

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    1. Can't wait to see and hear what you think. Elsie and John are so very good to us so it was great making something they both liked.

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  2. This sounds and looks great. So many people are eating gluten free these days. They don't look like they don't have flour in them. I must share this one. It is a winner.

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    1. I was kind of concern with no flour but they were good! Had to taste test first before I gave them to her.

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  3. Hi there Linda! I am going to try this recipe real soon! My daughter is also on a GF diet and I am always looking for easy dessert recipes that we can all eat. I have pinned this! :)

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    1. Thank for the pin JES. Hope you have been well

      Hugs,
      Linda

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  4. p.s. I will probably add some mini-chocolate chips too! :)

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    1. Elsie doesn't care for chips otherwise I would of added them also.

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  5. My favorite. Peanut butter . But I have to pass. I can't stop at one PB sookie.

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    1. That's why they went to Elsie!

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  6. Oh these sound soo good. And easy to make. I know my Cowboy will love them.
    Thanks for sharing this!

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    1. Thanks! Hope you and your Cowboy like them.

      Linda

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  7. It's so hard to find a flourless cookie recipe that actually tastes good so I'm super excited about trying these! Thanks for sharing your recipe at Cornerstone Confessions' link up. :)
    ~Candy

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    1. Hi Candy,

      Thank you for stopping by!

      My dear friend Elsie is on gluten free diet and I'm always on the lookout for recipes I can make for her.

      Here in another one I made which she enjoyed.
      http://bestoflongislandandcentralflorida.blogspot.com/2015/10/flourless-oatmeal-lace-cookies.html

      Hope you stop by again.

      Linda

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  8. Those look good and healthy. Can't wait to try.

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  9. I need to try these. I only made a no flour cake before, but never cookies! Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. I look forward to seeing you at more of my parties soon! Have a relaxing week.

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    1. I love making goodies for others and always on the lookout for recipes I can make for Elsie.

      Here is a photo of Elsie- she's a remarkable lady. In her upper 80's and does more in one day then I do in a week!

      http://bestoflongislandandcentralflorida.blogspot.com/2015/10/flourless-oatmeal-lace-cookies.html

      Hugs,
      Linda

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  10. These sound pretty quick and easy. We don't have dietary restrictions but its good to have a few gluten-free recipes in your arsenal! May whip this up on the weekend to try with the kids.
    Visiting from This is How We Roll Link Party.
    ~Jess

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    1. It is really easy. If you have any questions come back and ask. Hope you and the kids like them.

      Hope you come back and visit again.

      Linda

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  11. These sound tasty!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, and tips:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  12. Peanut butter and oatmeal sounds amazing! Love it!
    Michelle

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    1. Thanks Michelle. Elsie called and asked if I would make more! She is having company and wanted her family to taste them.

      Hope you enjoy them as much as she did.

      Hugs,
      Linda

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  13. Hi Linda, These sound so good - I'll have to make some for the resident Cookie Monster aka my husband! Blessings, Janet

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    1. I love making cookies and wish my hubby would eat them! He doesn't like sweets, can you believe that? To think he married someone with a HUGE sweet tooth :-)

      Hugs,
      Linda

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  14. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe at the #RecipeSharingParty! I hope to see you next week. Pinned and Yummed. Please visit #OverTheMoon on Sunday or #ThursdayFavoriteThings for more sharing fun! Don't forget to Comment your link #'s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured!

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  15. I'm so in love with oatmeal...and peanut butter too...and am a Cookie Monster! Perfection!! I must try these very soon. Thanks for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck.

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    1. Hi Miss Cookie Monster- LOL, we would get along great cause I LOVE cookie also. I have to give them away or I would end up eating more then I should!

      Enjoy

      Linda

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  16. I love any cookie that has peanut butter in them...me and Elsie are just alike! :-) Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Pinned!

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    1. I spoke to Elsie when I saw this and told her what you said, she told me to tell you that she would love to share with you!

      She doesn't have a computer but loves to hear what is going on so I keep her up to date when someone mentions her.

      Hugs,
      Linda

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  17. I LOVE peanut butter cookies - thank you so much for sharing #HomeMattersParty

    Julie
    LiveFromJuliesHouse.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Julie-

      I have LOTS of peanut butter cookie recipes. I have many friends who love them and don't bake.

      Hope you come back and check out the blog again.

      Linda

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