This Breakfast Cookie Recipe is the Solution for Hectic Mornings
This breakfast cookie recipe came into existence over a decade ago because I wanted to be able to make our own breakfast cookies. We have a local bakery that makes breakfast cookies, but they are quite expensive.
I knew I could make them for less money, and control every ingredient that went into them. I had two main criteria when I created this breakfast cookie recipe: I wanted them to be hearty enough to serve as breakfast and I didn’t want them to taste “healthy”. Come on, you know exactly what I mean! I love healthy food. My kids love healthy food. But I didn’t want a breakfast cookie that was good “for a healthy cookie”. I wanted it to be good, period. Because of this, I opted to use sugar (gasp) in the recipe.
Hearty Breakfast Cookie
A filling, hearty, breakfast cookie for busy mornings.
- 1/2 Cup butter
- 3/4 Cup peanut butter
- 1 Cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla extract
- 6 Tablespoons milk
- 2 Cups oatmeal
- 1 3/4 Cup flour
- 1 Cup additions (nuts, seeds, etc)
- 1 Teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 Teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350 F
Cream together the butter, peanut butter, and sugar.
Add eggs, vanilla, and milk.
In a separate bowl, mix the remaining ingredients.
Combine wet and dry ingredients and mix well.
Spoon onto a cookie sheet. These cookies should be large (they are breakfast, after all). They don't spread at all, so don't be afraid to put them close.
Cook for 10-12 minutes.
Cool completely and store in an airtight container. These can be frozen in freezer bags and will last several months.
This recipe has just a few simple ingredients. Just the way I like my recipes. This recipe also lends itself very well to adjustments and substitutions. I like to fill them with nuts and seeds to make them hearty and protein-packed. These cookies freeze beautifully! Just store in a Ziplock bag in the freezer and pull them out the night before. Serve with a glass of milk and piece of fruit, and you have quick, instant breakfast!
These cookies are perfect to send along to moms of new babies!
Have you ever attempted making breakfast cookies? My daughter, Tilly, has a slightly different version of this recipe on her website.