Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Oatmeal Nut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Today is a special day. A special sweet little girl turns 2!!

Oatmeal Nut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Two years ago, Ryan and I got to meet our sweet Goddaughter for the first time. Avery has been such a blessing in our lives, always bringing us joy. Can you tell by my cheesy smile how happy she makes me...

Since that amazing day in the hospital when we first got to hold her, we have watched her grow into an intelligent, sweet little girl. Of course our little princess has her Diva moments, but she is surrounded by a family that loves her, which only makes her project more love!

Little Avery LOVES her sweets, so in celebration of her second birthday, we thought we would make special cookies, for a special little girl! Bonus, these cookies just happen to be gluten free!

We can't wait to officially celebrate with everyone this weekend and many more special memories with Avery.

Happy Birthday Avery! Uncle Ryan and Aunt Jessie love you!!

Oatmeal Nut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Nut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Adapted from Trader Joe's recipe
Yields: 24-36 cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 12 minutes

¼ cup butter, room temperature
1 ¼ tsp baking soda
½ cup sugar
3 cups TJ’s gluten free rolled oats
½ cup brown sugar
6 oz chocolate chips
2 eggs
½ cup sunflower seeds or chopped nut
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup peanut butter or almond butter

Oatmeal Nut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Preheat oven to 350F. In a large bowl, combine sugar, brown sugar and butter and beat until creamy. Add eggs, vanilla and baking soda and mix well. Add peanut butter and mix. Stir in oats, chocolate chips and seeds or nuts. Place tablespoon full of dough on a lightly greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake 12 minutes until lightly brown around edges.

Oatmeal Nut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 comment:

  1. You 2 are such wonderful Godparents! I'm happy that you have Avery in your life for all those "lessons" little people teach. YUMMY cookies!