hippy cookies

Friday, June 14, 2013

I've been trying out cookie recipes every now and then that are gluten free.  This one hit the spot for me but the kids weren't crazy about them.  Mostly because I added sunflower seeds.  
That's when Andrew added the name "Hippy Cookies" to the cookie jar.  
Cause, according to Andrew, seeds are what Hippies eat.  
They are filled with peanut butter, oatmeal and chocolate chips. Baked a little long and they are crispy and perfect for dunking.  Bake a little less time and they are thick and chewy.  I also decided to make bars with half the dough cause there was a lot of dough and so little time.

Hippy Cookies:
1/4 cup butter                                                                         
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup peanut butter                                        
1 1/4 tsp baking soda
3 cups oatmeal
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup nuts (I used sunflower seeds. Totally optional for those non hippies.)

Combine sugars and butter and beat until creamy.  Add eggs, vanilla and baking soda and mix well.  Stir in oats, chocolate chips and nuts.  Drop by teaspoons onto cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.  Bake 10-12 minutes at 350˚.

It's Friday!  Make it a great weekend!

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  1. Thanks for the recipe, we have a lot of celiac among family and friends so I am constantly searching out gluten free recipes. I have to say though the highlight of your post was your cookie jar!! Love it.

  2. Finally got to try out the nutter butters yesterday - and proceeded to gain back the 8 lbs I lost for reunion eating the dough, the filling and way too many of the cookies, so now will have to diet a bit before giving these a try, too. But they'll definitely be on the list!) Thanks for the great recipes - the NBs were a HUGE hit!

  3. Loves those cookies, they look yummy!
    Cheers, Anita.

  4. A quick note for those that may not be aware - unless it is clearly labeled gluten-free, oatmeal is not a gluten free food. Oats are frequently harvested and processed using the same equipment that is used for wheat, so cross-contamination is inevitable. Gluten-free oats are available, but unfortunately tend to be very expensive.

  5. You know that it means when the kids don't favor the cookies as made? More for mom!

  6. Made these yesterday...delicious! My husband has put quite a dent in the supply :)

  7. "Cause, according to Andrew, seeds are what Hippies eat." This leaves me with a smile. Thank you.

  8. i was craving cookies last night and i'm trying to stay away from gluten. i think i will make these today! yum!

  9. I really love that jar.

  10. These sound so good - thanks for sharing!

  11. I made your Hippie Cookies last week and took them to a Party, they were a BIG HIT, thanks for sharing.