All winter long, Steve and I have "treated" ourselves with one version or another of Baking Bites' Low Fat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. It's a great snack that we can feel slightly less guilty about, with its minimal use of butter, but it still feels like we're indulging in something that's really bad for us.
We started off making individual cookies and eventually transitioned into throwing the dough into an 8x8-inch baking pan and making cookie bars, allowing for quicker access to the good stuff. No time spent lining baking sheets with parchment paper or portioning out the dough, just straight into the pan and into the oven.
One night we were making peanutbutter sandwiches for work the next day (yes, we do this everyevening!), and we were snacking on cookies bars at the same time. It didn't take long to put the two together...soon we were spreading peanut butter all over the cookie bars - the treat almost seemed sinful!
To recreate this dangerously good combination, we now add a 1/4 cup of peanutbutter straight into the dough and the peanutbutter flavor really shines through. Although, don't be afraid to grab that jar of peanut butter and smear a little more on top...