I developed these cookies for my hubby. He is an avid backpacker & hiker but not a huge fan of granola bars. He does love a good cookie and he wanted something hardy like a granola bar. What's nice about this recipe is you can tweak the mix-ins so that it's exactly what you like.
I put peanuts & M n M's in Matt's cookies. He his preparing for a big trip to the Grand Canyon and the M n M's don't melt in the backpack.
I used chocolate chips & pecans in the kid's version only because that's what I usually put in my chocolate chip cookies.
1 cup room temperature butter
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup sucanat
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
In a separate bowl mix:
1 cup almond meal
(I use my leftovers from my homemade almond milk, just dry it out a bit)
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 1/2 cups oat flour
(just blend oats in blender)
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
Mix all ingredients together & then add:
1 cup chocolate chips (m n m's, peanut butter chips, dried fruit, etc.)
1/2 chopped nuts
Shape into balls & place on cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes.