Meet my kids’ favorite cookie. Forget Nestle, Pepperidge Farm, or even Oreos; no packaged cookie compares to these. I discovered this chia seed cookie recipe on the Yummy Mummy Kitchen blog a couple years ago, back when chia seeds were still new and unfamiliar-ish. It’s super easy to make, enough for even toddlers to help. We go through jags where I make them at least once a week for a few weeks. Then, when we’ve gone some time without them, I’ll ask, “should I make THE COOKIES?” To which they respond in a chorus of “YES!” and declare that I’m the best mom and cook in the world.
I’m telling you; no comparison.
I’ll be honest: I eat 3 or 4 right out of the oven. Every time.
It’s full of oats and peanut butter, so I have no problem with the kids eating one or two in the morning, and they inevitably become an after-school snack. The original recipe yields a dozen, but I roll them in balls and end up with at least twice that many. Maybe that’s why I don’t feel so bad eating so many in one sitting. Yes, that must be it.
Here’s the recipe, as originally posted on Yummy Mummy Kitchen and with some adaptations to the directions:
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup all purpose or gluten-free flour
1 1/2 Tablespoons chia seeds
1/4 cup butter or coconut oil, room temperature (I’ve used both and coconut oil wins)
1/2 cup brown sugar or 1/4 cup Stevia baking blend
3/4 cup peanut butter (or almond butter–both are quite tasty)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup dark or semisweet chocolate chunks or chips (I use mini chocolate chips)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together oats, baking powder, flour, and chia seeds. Set aside.
- Mix butter or coconut oil with sugar until creamy. Add peanut butter, eggs, and vanilla.
- Slowly stir in oat mixture to combine. Stir in chocolate chips.
- Roll dough into balls, roughly a bit larger than a golf ball. Place on baking sheet about 1-2 inches apart.
- Bake for 12 minutes. Fend off your hungry animals while it cools, if you can.
Let me know if you try these!