1 cup oats
½ cup plus 4 tablespoons flour – spoon and sweep, don’t pack
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
½ cup (packed) golden brown sugar
4 tablespoons granulated sugar
4 tablespoons applesauce
½ teaspoon vanilla
½ cup natural type peanut butter
½ cup peanuts (salted is fine)
⅔ cup bittersweet chocolate chips
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Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grind oats in processor. Add flour, baking soda and salt and pulse to mix. Stir oil and both sugars together in a medium bowl. It’s okay to do this with a spoon – no need to pull out the electric mixer. Beat in applesauce, peanut butter and vanilla. Add flour mixture and stir until blended. Stir in peanuts and chocolate chips.
Using about 2 tablespoons of dough, form dough into balls and place on ungreased baking sheet. Flatten slightly. Bake until edges are golden brown, about 12-14 minutes, Cool on sheets 5 minutes. Transfer to racks; cool completely.
Cookies will firm up as they cool. Makes about a dozen cookies.