I’m going to warn you right now…there is no chocolate in this post today (gasp!). I know, right? Who am I?! I’m a self-proclaimed chocoholic! Yet when I find myself staring at a plateful of cookies, what do I choose? The oatmeal raisin. (Further proof I am too indecisive to have a favorite of anything).
I’m fairly convinced I could be a vegetarian without much hassle. Now don’t get me wrong, I love me some steak fajitas, barbecued ribs or pork chops…I just don’t cook meat that often. Especially if I’m only cooking for myself. That being said, I’ve had low iron levels on more than one occasion and my mother is constantly badgering me about my eating habits. Sorry I love popcorn and wine for dinner Mom! (jk. I don’t do that. Often…) In searching for easy ways to add more protein into my diet I came across quinoa and began experimenting with it.
Chocolate. Peanut Butter. Pretzel. Cookies.
You read that right. Salty pretzels with sweet chocolate and creamy peanut butter. All jammed into a cookie together with their friend oatmeal. I struggled coming up with a name because there are so many good ingredients in these bad boys! But I figured “Oatmeal-Chocolate-Chip-Peanut-Butter-Pretzel-Cookies” sounded like a bit of a mouthful, so I tried to cut it down a smidge.
Happy Monday friends! Don’t you just love Mondays?? Oh wait…maybe that’s just me. Since I work a weekend shift, technically Mondays are my “Fridays” and I end up the most chipper person at work! But in case you’re like the rest of the world and don’t have an impending weekend (aka Tues/Wed/Thurs) to be lazy and do nothing like I do…perhaps these cookies will brighten your day.