Peanut Butter, Oatmeal & Chocolate Chip Olive Oil Cookies

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It’s October and that time of year when stores are filled with candy in preparations for my favorite holiday — Halloween!

Your family will be eating plenty of junk this month, so balance what they eat by offering better, healthier choices.

Combat Candy Gorging with Olive Oil Cookies

This recipe includes a some-what special ingredient - olive oil! Typically, most olive oil recipes are used for for appetizers or entrees, not desserts but who says?

Olive oil is much more healthier than butter or canola oil. So since this is a healthy Halloween treat, I chose to substitute the butter with olive oil. Using olive oil instead of butter will also help keep the cookie moist, while enhancing the nutty flavor of the peanut butter.

You can opt to add honey to this recipe. Just remember to add it in a little bit at a time to make sure it doesn’t get too sweet.

Healthy Peanut Butter, Oatmeal & Chocolate Chip Olive Oil Cookies Recipe:

INGREDIENTS

  • 3/4 cup of flour 

  • 3/4 cup of oats

  • 6 tbsp brown sugar

  • 2 tbsp cane sugar

  • ½ tsp baking soda 

  • 1 large egg

  • 4 tbsp Kardamas olive oil 

  • 2½ tbsp peanut butter 

  • 2 tbsp chocolate chips

  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

INSTRUCTIONS

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a medium mixing bowl, combine and stir the first 5 ingredients on the list: flour, oats, brown sugar, cane sugar and baking soda. In another bowl, combine the egg, Kardamas olive oil, peanut butter, chocolate chips and vanilla. Gently whisk everything together until smooth. Then slowly stir and mix both bowls together to make the cookie dough. Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes. Once chilled, start to shape the cookie dough into balls and place them on a baking sheet. Lastly, sprinkle the cookies with sea salt. Bake for 9-12 minutes until lightly browned. Allow it to cool for about 3-5 mins on the baking sheet then transfer to cooling rack.

That’s it… Happy Halloween!