Maple, Peanut Butter, and Chocolate Chip Cookies

The weather here has been very indecisive lately. One day it will be 40 degrees and the next it will be 2 degrees with forecasts of 2 feet of snow. Either way this is on the cold side for me. I come from the land of perpetual sunshine where 40 degrees is the temperature in the middle of the night one day in winter (I might be exaggerating slightly). One of my favorite ways to get the house a little bit warmer is to bake cookies (or any dessert which requires the oven). I also enjoy experimenting. This is my most recent successful experiment. The recipe is simple and has ingredients that you might already have in your cabinets. Enjoy as a breakfast treat or as a snack with a fresh cup of hot coffee.

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Maple, Peanut Butter, and Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 15 cookies

Ingredients:

1/4 cup maple syrup

1/4 cup peanut butter

1/4 cup applesauce

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2/3 cup mixed buckwheat and brown rice flours

2/3 cup gluten-free oats

1/3 cup chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat Oven to 350 F

1. Mix the first four ingredients until well incorporated. Stir in the dry ingredients until incorporated. Then stir in the chocolate chips.

2. Roll into 15 balls (or however many cookies you want, the size of the cookie will vary on the size of the ball you make). Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Flatten the cookie dough balls. These don’t spread out so whatever size you squish them down to is how they will cook.

3. Bake 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and enjoy.

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