(Image: https://negativespace.co/page/1/1062)WHOLE WHEAT GRAINS Apple Oatmeal Cookies with Peanut Butter Glaze + Giveaway Mid-week vibes coming in you because I CANNOT wait for the weekend. Tony and I are headed to Pensacola, FL and we couldn't become more excited to hit the beach. In some way Chicago proceeded to go from 70 levels last week to some measly 45 with a wickedly cold Lake Michigan blowing wind chill. NOPE, I'm just not ready for it. Plus, I still haven't unpacked my mittens from our move so there's that. In my brain, cookie season starts when it gets chilly. It's the absolute perfect excuse to try out as many quality recipes as possible, pawn off goodies for your co-workers and drinks as many hot chocolates (because scorching chocolates & cookies will be the greatest combo EVER.) I'm not sure if you guys knew this, but oatmeal cookies are actually my favorite; a little extra nourishment, a good chew up and a hearty structure make them difficult to resist. To put a twist on a normal oatmeal cookie, I added apples - well, SweeTango® apples to become exact. They're sweet, crunchy and without doubt my favorite apple (also over the Honeycrisp). In fact, SweeTango apples were made by mating the Honeycrisp and Zester! apples collectively - pretty awesome, huh? The SweeTango apples supply the cookies the absolute perfect quantity of sweetness and that means you don't need a ton of excess sugars for sweetness. They also help to keep the cookies moist and chewy, which is why I only had a need to use just a tiny bit of coconut essential oil. More about the ingredients in this recipe: As for the complete whole wheat pastry flour, I've gotten a few pre-determined questions about that recently from some of you wondering what it is. Here's the rundown: It's simply a lighter version of whole wheat grains - indicating it still offers all the advantages of whole wheat flour, but with a lighter consistency and flavor. It really is truly WONDERFUL in baked goods. Trust the AK. GIVEAWAY Information: Calories: 133 Body fat: 5.7g Carbohydrates: 18.9g Sugars: 10.5g Fibers: 1.6g Proteins: 2.1g Prep time: 10 mins Cook period: 10 mins Total time: 20 mins Ingredients 2/3 cup coconut sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup old fashioned oats ½ teaspoon baking soda 1-2 tablespoons almond milk Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a big cooking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, oats, baking soda, sodium, cinnamon and nutmeg. In a separate large dish, beat collectively coconut oil, coconut sugar, vanilla extract and egg until even and creamy. Flip in shredded apple with solid wood spoon. Slowly add in dry ingredients and mix until just combined along with a dough forms. Collapse in pecans, if using. Use a moderate cookie scoop to put cookie dough on a baking sheet, about 2 ins apart. Bake for 9-12 mins or until cookies are golden brown around the sides. Allow cookies to great on cooking sheet for a couple minutes, then transfer to a cable rack to great. Repeat with staying dough. As the cookies cool, produce the glaze by blending peanut butter, vanilla, powdered sugar and almond dairy together inside a medium bowl. The glaze should be drippy plenty of to glaze over cookies. Add even more almond flour banana blueberry bread milk if required. Makes 18 cookies. Nutrition does not include pecans. TO CREATE GLUTEN Free of charge: Try using oat flour instead of whole wheat grains. TO CREATE VEGAN: Work with a flax egg (1 tablespoon flaxseed meal + 3 tablespoons drinking water). You may want to add more flour to create a good dough. If you help to make anything from AK, make sure to tag #ambitiouskitchen on Instagram - I really like seeing your masterpieces and featuring followers! You can also find me on Facebook , Twitter , Pinterest and Snapchat (username: ambitiouskitch).