[RECIPE] Easy Chocolate Chip & Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

I felt like baking lately because I missed it so much! Living a year without oven was sad but there were times I attempted to bake cakes with a friend who had one but our cakes didn’t turn out great in texture, even for basic ones, like French yoghurt cakes :( In the end, we concluded it was because the Chinese flour quality wasn’t good so that’s why it happened. Unless you’d be willing to buy imported flour, your baking experiences are pretty much doomed there.

Meanwhile, an American friend introduced me to oatmeal cookies and I totally loved them! She just stirred all the ingredients in a pan before shaping the cookies and let them cool down on a sheet of aluminium foil/wax paper. I didn’t know we could use oatmeal in that way so I was pretty amazed and asked her for the recipe!

I’ve been trying to eat healthier since I came back, I decided to look for a healthier recipe with no sugar and no butter. That’s when I stumbled upon Blogilates’ Easiest Healthiest Cookie Recipe in the World which is the base recipe of what I made in today’s post. I tweaked it a bit :) My variant includes chocolate chips and peanut butter !

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Panic in the kitchen!

The smog made its come back a few days ago and it was pretty gross looking. The exceptionnal good weather we had during APEC is now long forgotten, it was too good to last anyway. Campus internet is crappy as ever and I have a ton of homework I didn’t even start doing, uhh life hasn’t been easy recently.

We managed to join a Chinese cooking course with some of my friends in October via a cultural association on campus and last Saturday was the last lesson of the course. This course was very fun to attend and felt really gratifying! During each lesson, we experimented a different style of Chinese cuisine by making two famous dishes of that style then we got to eat the food we made afterwards. Nothing better than free lunch! Especially when you made it yourself, right?

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