I have a little story to tell about how I came to know these delightfully gluten-free goodies.
You may know that I’m a baker. You may also know that I attempt to homeschool and that we have eight sons. You *might* even have caught on that I truly aspire to be a real runner.
But one thing I’m not is a techy. Sure, I’ve learned a bit about HTML and how to write and insert links and maybe even where in the world to insert code so that it shows up exactly where I want it without causing the whole site to go down in flames, but I’ve had a teacher.
I hired my teacher quite some time ago to design this here blog, and since then, she’s been teaching me to fish. And since then, I’ve kept her busy with more projects like designing an eBook layout, and two more websites, 42DaystoFit, and BigFamilyFood. She’s Fabulous, and I only use capitalized words correctly or to make a point.
So, the cookies! The cookies, you’re asking?
Yes. One night, Joy, the geeky (she calls herself that, so I can, too), super-techy, homeschooling, gluten-free mother of three who blogs at Five J’s, was up late helping me put together a few finishing touches on a new site. (Yes, she’s Super Woman!) And while I was busy inserting code and links (that she taught me how to do), she excused herself to whip up a batch of these cookies in her kitchen, and when she came back to chat at the computer, she was thoroughly enjoying her chocolate fix.
And she was so nice to share the recipe with me (and all of you).
Of course I made them, because I am indeed, slowly adding gluten-free recipes to our family menu. And well, Joy is right! These cookies are amazing. Somehow slightly crunchy on the outside, and chewy on the inside…they’re perfect!
Oh, and the boys like them, too!
Thanks for teaching me to fish, Joy. And thanks for sharing your delicious cookie recipe!
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies
- 2 cups peanut butter
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups oats
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 to 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
- In mixer bowl, combine peanut butter, brown sugar, and vanilla.
- Mix in eggs.
- Add oats and baking soda, and mix well.
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Spoon onto ungreased baking stone or cookie sheet and bake at 350° for about 13 minutes.
Intrigued and want to learn more about my friend, Joy?
Joy’s motto for parenting, homeschooling, and even business is “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” And that’s what FiveJs.com is all about — teaching our children to “fish.”