Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Chocolate PB Oatmeal Cookies

I made up my own recipe today for some cookies to take to a girl who has been keeping Vincent busy during swimming lessons. She takes him out to the grass and follows him around making sure he doesn't eat the rocks and sticks he likes to pick up and doesn't let him go into the pool. She really deserves some cookies! These have just about everything. I decided to use some cooked white beans again as a substitute for butter to see if they worked here. They really do.
1/2 cup Cooked White Beans (boil dry white beans until soft and then add them to recipe instead of butter. You don't have to mash them. The mixer does that. You can measure them out in 1/2 cup increments and freeze them in snack size sandwich bags. Just thaw in fridge or microwave 40-60 seconds and they are good to go.)
1/2 cup Shortening
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
1/3 cup Peanut Butter
2 Eggs
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1/4 cup Baking Cocoa
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 1/2 cups Flour
1 cup Oatmeal

Mix beans, shortening, and sugars with peanut butter until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix until smooth and a little fluffy. Add in dry ingredients and mix until oatmeal is covered with the chocolate cookie dough.
Place on greased cookie sheet (just in case). These don't spread out much. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Let cool 1 minute on cookie sheet before moving to cooling rack.

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