Gluten Free Oatmeal Cookies
Gluten Free Oatmeal Cookies bring me back to my childhood. When they start to bake and the sweet smell fills the kitchen I’m transported back to my mother’s house. These were a favorite of hers and as such have become a favorite of mine. Sometimes you just crave a good oatmeal cookie. I’m a firm believer that cookies are a totally good snack ife you make them yourself, and especially if you make a few healthy swaps to make them just a little bit less bad for you. Homemade because you won’t have time to make a batch of homemade cookies all the time and swaps because traditional baking recipes generally have way too much sugar and low quality ingredients in them.
I know some people think raisins in cookies are not good but I’m a really big fan of it. They add sweetness and juiciness to the cookie that you wouldn’t get otherwise. Of course you can do an all chocolate cookie or swap the raisins for practically any nut, but I think the raisins are not to be missed. Screw anyone who says otherwise!
- 4 1/2 cups gluten free oats - divided
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp aluminum free baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 stick (8oz) unsalted butter
- 3/4 cup coconut sugar (or granulated sugar)
- 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 3/4 cup dairy free chocolate chip
- 3/4 cup raisins (or chopped nuts)
- Place 1 ½ cups of the whole oats into the blender and process a few seconds to get a flour like consistency. Add to bowl and combine with corn starch, cinnamon, aluminum free baking powder and salt. Set aside.
- Combine butter and sugar and mix with a hand blender until smooth. Add the eggs and vanilla blend until combined.
- Add in the dry ingredient mix until fully combined then add in the additional 3 cups of oats, chocolate chips and raisins. Combine with a wooden spoon.
- On a silpat lined baking sheet, make 1 tbsp size mounds 2 inches apart
- Bake at 350 for 14 minutes then move to a wire rack to cool
Holiday baking is very much a tradition in my home. We love to whip up batch upon batches of cookies and then divvy them up to give as gifts. Not to say I’m cheap, but I’m definitely frugal. When you’ve got tons of people on your holiday list, it’s very economical to give tins of cookies to one and all. Wrapped up with a bow, everyone will be so grateful to get a batch. I know I’m pumped when I have a box of homemade goodies to enjoy so spread the love. No one needs to know it’s because we’re cheap.
I hope you enjoyed this gluten free oatmeal cookie recipes. Let me know in the comments below what your favourite holiday cookies are, I’ll make them next year!