the odd uneven time: loaded flourless oatmeal peanut butter cookies

loaded flourless oatmeal peanut butter cookies | everybody likes sandwiches

“August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time.”
– Sylvia Plath

It’s nearly the end of August and once green lawns are now gold and the constant heat, sunshine and drought has curled my edges and set in fatigue. Mornings are cooler now and leaves are starting to look like rust, though I’m sure it’s the drought that has plagued us all summer rather than the early start of fall. It’s a very odd uneven time, indeed.

A week ago we were camping in the the Wenatchee National Forest near Leavenworth, close to amazing hikes and fresh air. It was where I discovered that I hated quaint touristy faux-Bavarian towns, but loved the golden hills full of orchards along with the bakery, a pioneer village/small town museum and tasty beers of the next town over. This short get-out-of-town break was just what I needed. And now that we’re back home where there’s lots of work to do and long to-do lists, I feel a world better. Perspective is important and that’s why little jaunts out of your world help to bring new eyeballs that see within as well as out. I’m feeling better than I have in months. Yay.

My good friend isn’t a fan of August. I get it and obviously Sylvia Plath nails the feeling well. So to help move this transition month along, I made cookies. There’s no flour and that probably means good things to a few of you. In fact, I made this recipe because I was out of flour. I was also out of brown sugar, but a text to my neighbour netted results. They are good. Slight chew, slight crispness and packed with large flake oats, chocolate chips and walnuts. Peanut butter helps bind things together and while the flavour is there, it’s not the number one flavour here. Make up a batch and wait out the rest of the month. Take a few on a picnic for one last hurrah.

loaded flourless oatmeal peanut butter cookies | everybody likes sandwiches

8 comments to “the odd uneven time: loaded flourless oatmeal peanut butter cookies”

  1. 1
    Gabriel @ The Dinner Special podcast   August 25, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    It’s a strange time indeed Jeannette! I was just noticing how it’s getting darker earlier in the evenings and the weather is a little crisper. These cookies would be perfect for the last few picnics of the year! Then we’ll just have to eat them indoors as we watch the rain! =)

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    Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe   August 25, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    This my absolute favourite kind of cookie – hearty, oat-y, and nutty! I may need to make a batch tonight!

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    Kelly   August 27, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    Just wanted to say that I made these and subbed raisins for nuts, and they were a hit at the office – many people asked for seconds!

  4. 4
    Rocky Mountain Woman   August 28, 2015 at 11:50 am

    Oh these look wonderful! I need a batch this weekend and now I feel a little like going home and wrapping up in a blanket and waiting for fall…

  5. 5
    Caterina   August 31, 2015 at 4:49 am

    Thanks Jeannette, these cookies are yummy and were so quick and easy to bake up! Perfect treat for the weekend. Still hot and muggy in Toronto combined with dark mornings and shorter evenings.

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    kickpleat   September 1, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    Thanks Gabriel, I’m watching the rain right now (sniff!), hello September 🙂

    Amanda, yes, I hope you made a batch, they’re so tasty!

    Kelly, you went with raisins! Glad they were delicious.

    RMW, it’s started raining here, so it definitely feels like fall. It’s time for more cookies…

    So glad you enjoyed these, Caterina!

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    Susan   September 21, 2015 at 9:07 am

    Oh, these are so good! I made a batch last week and they were so easy and delicious. Then this morning I had guests coming over and didn’t have anything to feed them. (I’m gluten free so don’t keep a lot of goodies around the house.)

    I made a batch and baked just one pan full and they were perfect, warm and chewy. Thanks for the recipe!

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    kickpleat   February 8, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    Susan, so great to hear it!

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