Valentines is upon us and keeping with our healthy regime, I have decided to make one of Jeff’s favorite cookies and surprise him for Valentines. The last few times we have stayed with my sister in law (Vicki) she has made these cookies for us and believe me it’s hard to limit yourself, they are just that good and a breeze to make. Happy Valentines to all of my friends, family and all who follow my blogging journey. ♥♥♥
1 Cup Organic Almond Butter or Organic peanut butter (or better yet 1/2 cup of each)
3/4 Cup Organic Honey
1/2 Cup Olive Oil or coconut oil
2 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/3 Cup Chopped nuts (any kind you prefer)
2 1/4 Cups Old Fashioned Oatmeal (not instant)
6 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder (unsweetened)
1/3 Cup unsweetened coconut
Place first three ingredients into a medium saucepan and slowly heat up over low heat, stirring to blend. Remove from heat and add the remaining ingredients into the saucepan and blend. I use a small cookie scoop or a soup spoon and scoop onto parchment paper that has been placed on a cookie sheet.. Spacing each cookie a little apart. At this point be sure to hide from family, these are very addicting. Place in your freezer and freeze for an hour, now they are ready to eat. After the cookies are frozen I put them in the freezer in snack size baggies to keep me and my cookie loving husband from eating them all.
Makes 24 or more depending on the size of balls you scoop. Lately I have been using my littlest scoop and getting 36 cookies.
Note: I also like to add toasted coconut, little mini chocolate chips, etc the possibilities are endless.
The original recipe is from No Bake-21 Day fix Cookies. I have changed it up a bit and added items we feel make it healthier and more organic, which is very important to us..
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