Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

election oatmeal treats


Today, I have great hopes that I will stop being consumed by the news and this never-ending political campaign. I also hope that it will all end on a sweet note. I realize that this means different things for different people. So this is what I propose:
-If you are happy with our new president, you can celebrate with these wonderful cookies.
-If you are unhappy with our new president, you can cheer up with these wonderful cookies.

Not a bad deal, eh?

election cookie one per vote

I have to wonder what I will do with my free-time? For the past year, I have spent so many hours listening to the radio, watching news shows, reading countless articles, and biting my fingernails (when I should have been eating cookies). I never miss a chance to vote. I take my role as a voter so seriously that I even took a political science class to brush up on my knowledge. It gave me a great understanding of our government and what influences its policies. Here's what I've learned: relax and greet anything you can't control with a laugh and a good cookie.

election cookies up-close

Peanut Butter Oatmeal cookies (makes 19)

1/3 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup agave nectar
1/4 cup salted peanuts
1/8 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups GF rolled oats
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven 375F
Oil cookie sheet

Place all the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor.
Pulse 20 times, scraping the sides halfway.
Carefully remove the blade from the bowl.
Form each cookie by scooping 1 rounded tablespoon of batter. Roll it into a ball and place on cookie sheet. Finish forming all the cookies.
Oil the back of spatula and use it to flatten each cookie slightly.

Bake for 15 minutes or until bottom and tops are slightly golden. Cool on a rack and enjoy! Store in an airtight container.

Election oatmeal

More scrumptious cookies to get through election day...
Lebanese Walnut Cookies
Pistachio Cranberry Wedding Cookies
Cardamon Dark Chocolate Cookies

And one last fun picture... teapot created by my daughter.

election cookies on teapot


VeggieGirl said...


Stacey Snacks said...

I love the teapot made by the little artist!
It must be Tuesday!

Jeanine said...

Happy Voting day to you! I'm in love with these cookies! I just got some GF oats, and wasn't sure what to do with them first. This sounds PERFECT! Yeah! PB & Oats! Rockin'!

Elra said...

Your daughter's tea pot is very pretty, I think she is really talented. I'm glad I've done my voting early, and now anxiously waiting for the result. Your cookies sound delicious, Alexa.

kat said...

I so hope I'm going to be celebrating!

Robin Sue said...

Alexa- Well said and no matter who wins I am eating cookies. These look great. I love oatmeal and peanut butter so I think I win!

Malar Gandhi said...

Makes me to go mouthwatering....this is not fair!:) Simply luv it!

RecipeGirl said...

What an easy recipe! They look great.

My son is always trying to help w/ food styling too. Those kiddos come up with some nice ideas!

Lynn said...

I think I will make these cookies to celebrate. I least I HOPE I will be celebrating.

Clumbsy Cookie said...

My kind of cookies! Fat and yummy! I love oats more and more eveyday!

Mary Ann said...

I really like your attitude about all this political stuff! Either way, cookies are great!
The teapot is adorable.
I am so excited. I am making your spaghetti squash/quinoa dish tomorrow~

Rindy R said...

These cookies look like they will get you through tonight - and the rest of the week! YUM! Love the teapot - it gets my vote!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

I seriously wish I were your neighbor... Tempts me so much...

bakingblonde said...

I Love how thick and chunky they look! MMMMMMMMMM

rachel said...

You should go into politics, you figured how to make both sides happy. COOKIES!

Hannah said...

Wow, those are some serious chunks of cookie-goodness! Definitely a good way to celebrate the outcome of the elections with...! :)

The Peanut Butter Boy said...

These look wonderful and right up my alley, healthy AND contain peanut butter! What do you think about making them thinner, like normal cookies?

Alexa said...

Thanks to everyone for their comments!

Peanut Butter Boy,
You can do that if you want but the batter is quite thick. You would have to watch them carefully so they don't burn. I would probably reduce the heat to 350F.

Deb Schiff said...

Wow, these look so tasty! Really enjoy your blog.

Holler said...

I would have a cookie :)

Nice teapot, by the way!

CECIL said...

Checked - to this recipe!! It looks sturdy enough for my 'holiday cookies' to be sent to friends and family.

Suzy said...

I LOVE this recipe, I've made it a bunch of times. For me, they're always done baking after 7 or 8 minutes. Maybe because I always use either honey or maple syrup instead of agave nectar (both work great!) or maybe just because my oven's a little psycho.

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