{gluten-free} Oat Flour Peanut Butter Cookies

Saturday eve, babe asleep, pizza ordered, thoughts of the morning’s coffee already simmering in my mind, I pried myself away from book and couch to make a batch of peanut butter cookies. Not that I haven’t an arsenal of very good peanut butter cookie recipes but I believe there’s always room for one more solid recipe. This one comes by way of Tara O’Brady, who writes the blog Seven Spoons and who recently published a cookbook of the same name.

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Spelt-Strawberry Pancakes

My interest in spelt flour I can attribute, and gratefully so, to my sister-in-law Emily. I’d not heard of it before she went gluten-free, and while it is not without gluten it does contain a bit less of it thus making it suitable for those who might have a gluten intolerance rather than full celiac disease. For the rest of us it’s simply a wonderful and nutritious addition to baked goods. I like to incorporate spelt flour into a delicious and hearty loaf from Amy Chaplin’s brilliant cookbook At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen, tuck it into cookies, fold it into cakes, swap out half the all-purpose flour in my favorite muffin recipe. To appease my recent pancake penchant I rather unsurprisingly alighted upon the idea of making a batch using spelt flour, maple syrup and strawberries.

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