Friday, December 10, 2010

half baked- peanut butter oatmeal cookies

Over the last couple of years playing with cooking on the wood stove, I have discovered I can "bake" (I like the term half bake) pretty much everything on there. This is not a cooking type wood stove, this is just the wood heating stove that I decided to learn to cook on a couple years ago. Something I had not tried up until the other day was making cookies on the top of the stove. While they are not the prettiest of creations due to having to be flipped half way through cooking, it most certainly can be done. The cookies on the stove in the picture are an oatmeal-peanut butter cookie that has no flour in it, thus they are gluten free, if you know where your oats have come from. They are a chewy gooey almost candy like confection, rather than a cookie, but they are very good for when you want a different kind of ordinary cookie. I think a stiffer, flour based dough would hold its shape much better than these did in the flipping process. I am hoping to make some sugar cookies this weekend and will compare how the dough held up for cooking.

chewy- gooey peanut butter oatmeal cookies
1/4 cup softened butter
1 1/4 cups smooth peanut butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
3 large eggs
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
4 cups old fashioned or quick oats, uncooked

Mix all ingredients thoroughly and form dough into ping pong size balls. Place on cookie sheet and squish them down with a fork and bake. For wood stove cooking, i just keep an eye on them and flip when I see they are ready. For those cooking with a conventional oven, bake at 350 for 15 minutes or there about. Bake just until set and edges are golden. Let stand on cookie sheet 1 minute before removing.


  1. They look yummy to me! Hey, we bake cookies, cake, pie and bread on our BBQ in the summer. It's just a matter of watching close and regulating the heat. I will say that we use wood, not charcoal in the BBQ and if you have a gas BBQ it's all the more easy :o) Where there is the will there is a way. Our homestead motto is; Adapt and Overcome :o)

  2. You might try adding another cookie sheet or a lasagna pan inverted over the cookie sheet--it make eliminate the need to flip the cookies--might depend upon the recipe, too.