Would you ever guess that these thick, soft and chewy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies are healthy??  Well, all I know is that after one bite you sure won’t believe that they’re actually guilt-free and totally nutritious.  These cookies are packed with peanut butter flavor and no butter, no sugar and no refined flours.
Healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
Sadly, these cookies were a long time coming.  I haven’t had the best of luck making cookies lately (this happens to me quite a bit) so it took five trials to perfect this recipe.  All of the previous trials were not up to par…  they were too crumbly, not chewy enough, not sweet enough, or would dry out the next day and turn into rocks.  So sad.
Healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
^^ Trial #1:  a little dry, too thick and too firm
Healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
^^ Trial #2:  rubbery in texture and I could taste the baking soda
Healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
^^ Trial #3:  wasn’t sweet enough and felt like a muffin top
Healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
But then I remembered my Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies, the soft and sweet cookies perfect for the PB lover out there.  I have actually made the cookies at least once a month since I posted the recipe back in May.  I was tired of making failed batches of the PB Oatmeal Cookies so I cheated and just copied the original PB Cookie recipe, but just added rolled oats to it  ;)  It worked perfectly!
Healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
^^ Trial #4:  perfect, soft and chewy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie!
Not too sweet, not dry at all, not rock hard and certainly not crumbly.
Healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
These Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies are super peanut buttery, sweet and super rich.  My sister tried one off the cooling rack and her eyes burst open.  She said, “it’s SOOOO peanut buttery,” and took another bite, walking off with the cookie.  My dad brought some to work and texted me,
“Everyone loved your cookies.  Please send more before you go back to AZ!”
Trust me, I did.  I’m glad nobody noticed the two missing cookies that I snuck with me to the airport, shhhh!!
Goodbye, New York.  Hello, Arizona!

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