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Scrumptious Gluten-Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Updated on November 3, 2013
Scrumptious Gluten-Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Scrumptious Gluten-Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies | Source
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My Oatmeal Cookie Ingredients
My Oatmeal Cookie Ingredients | Source
Oatmeal Cookies Step 1: Cream butter and sugars
Oatmeal Cookies Step 1: Cream butter and sugars | Source
Oatmeal Cookies Step 2: Beat in eggs and vanilla
Oatmeal Cookies Step 2: Beat in eggs and vanilla | Source
Oatmeal Cookies Step 3: Mix in 3 cups of flour
Oatmeal Cookies Step 3: Mix in 3 cups of flour | Source
Oatmeal Cookies Step 4: Stir in 2 cups of chocolate chips
Oatmeal Cookies Step 4: Stir in 2 cups of chocolate chips | Source
Oatmeal Cookies Step 5: Mix in 2 cups of rolled oats
Oatmeal Cookies Step 5: Mix in 2 cups of rolled oats | Source
Oatmeal Cookies Step 6: Drop by tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheets
Oatmeal Cookies Step 6: Drop by tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheets | Source

I've always loved oatmeal cookies and been a sucker for healthy food from the beginning. Chocolate chip cookies have never been my forte until I discovered this recipe.

In fact, everything I made was rather normal and nothing super special until I met my husband. He had been experimenting with his own meals for years as a bachelor.

In that time, he discovered that brown sugar made a big difference in most of his recipes. So now I have picked up this new discovery and done the same thing with all of my recipes.

Brown sugar is my secret ingredient in this recipe, as in many others like my Brown Sugar Veggie Meatloaf, my Sloppy Joes, and my Slow Cooker Pot Roast.

But what's even better is the ability to transform just about any recipe I have to a gluten-free recipe by switching the flour. Those with a gluten intolerance have a variety of flours they can choose from to substitute for regular all-purpose flour including:

Starches:

potato, tapioca, and corn

Meals:

corn meal

Bean Flours:

garbanzo bean, fava bean, split pea, lentil, black bean, navy bean, great northern bean, and pinto bean

Nut Flours:

almond, hazelnut, pecan, and even acorn

All Other Flours:

soy, tapioca, brown rice, white rice, corn flour, kamut and spelt, sweet rice, sorghum, buckwheat (not the same as wheat), quinoa, millet, amaranth, coconut, and teff

If you can grind it in a spice grinder or coffee grinder to a flour consistency, you can essentially use it as a flour. They even make a "gluten-free" all-purpose flour now for those not adventurous enough to delve into the masses of flours available.

My favorites are the almond flour and the coconut flours. I've been told that the soy flour is not safe for everyone and the rice flours aren't very tasty. I guess it's all opinion and preference.

Feel free to substitute any of the flour choices I make with your own preferred flour choice. Just make sure to adjust the water amounts for the different types of flour, like almond flour doesn't absorb much water so you shouldn't use much, but the coconut flour does so you need to add a little more.

It may also be necessary, depending on the flour and whether or not it contains xantham gum (which is essentially a replacement for the gluten, and provides the density and volume to your bread so it stays together), you will want to add at least one teaspoon for each cup of gluten-free flour you use to make your bread turn out with the same consistency as all other bread.

These were absolutely delicious and I know you'll love them!

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: Makes about 45 cookies

Ingredients

  • 3 cups almond flour
  • 2 cups gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1 cup butter, (make sure it's gluten-free)
  • 1 cup sugar, (ensure it's made in a gluten-free environment)
  • 1 cup brown sugar, (ensure it's made in a gluten-free environment)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda, (make sure it's gluten-free)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon xantham gum, (if flour does not already include it)
  • 2 cups chocolate chips, (make sure it's gluten-free)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and prepare several cookie sheets by lining them with aluminum foil and spraying them generously with cooing spray.
  2. With a hand or stand mixer, cream your 1 cup of butter and both cups of sugar together until well mixed.
  3. One egg at a time, beat each egg into your mixture, and then add in your vanilla. Blend everything well.
  4. Now comes the hard part. After the first couple of coups of flour, you may want some muscles around to help. You won't be able to use your hand mixer any longer, and mixing by hand will be difficult.
  5. 1 cup at a time, mix in your almond flour.
  6. Combine all ingredients thoroughly in order for your cookies to come out right.
  7. Dissolve your baking soda and xantham gum in 2 tablespoons of water. Make sure both powders are thoroughly dissolved before adding them to your mixture.
  8. You'll want to be careful about how much water you add because almond flour doesn't absorb very much liquid.
  9. If you add too much, your cookies will not turn out. 2 tablespoons should be perfect, but if your batter is too difficult to mix, feel free to add another 1 tablespoon or two.
  10. Also, if your almond flour already contains xantham gum (used to give your bread recipes volume and to hold them together) do not add more to your recipe.
  11. Mix everything thoroughly and make sure that everything is evenly distributed.
  12. Now add your 2 cups of chocolate chips and mix thoroughly so that every tablespoon of batter will have chocolate chips.
  13. Finally add your 2 cups of oats. It will seem very thick, but they will turn out very light and fluffy.
  14. Drop tablespoonfuls of your batter onto your cookie sheets about an inch and a half to 2 inches apart.
  15. Bake for 10 minutes in your preheated oven.
  16. I live at 5000 feet elevation, so your temperature and times may a tad bit different. Feel free to adjust these to fit your area.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 cookie
Calories 115
Calories from Fat423
% Daily Value *
Fat 47 g72%
Saturated fat 3 g15%
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 16 g5%
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 1 g2%
Cholesterol 14 mg5%
Sodium 66 mg3%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
Scrumptious Gluten-Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Scrumptious Gluten-Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies | Source

These cookies will spoon out and onto your cookie sheet a lot easier than you will expect them to. I was even surprised. Each of my cookies has been so much different.

Some are super soft and roll into balls in my hands, some are super thick and sticky and have to be scraped off of my spoon onto the cookie sheet, and some, like these, scoop out easily and fall out of my spoon onto the cookie sheet.

I must also give you a heads up that they retain their shape after plopped onto the cookie sheet. Whatever they look like before entering the oven, they will look like afterward, just a little bit more brown.

If you would like nice smooth, flat cookies, you may consider pressing a greased bottom of a glass into your cookies before baking them, or you can even smooth out your batter really thin on a large piece of wax paper and cut them out with the open part of a drinking glass.

After making them a few times, you'll find the method that works best for you. But whatever way you choose, they will be nice and moist, and super fluffy inside. I know you'll be happy with these!

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Absolutely! :) Thanks for the fantastic recommendation!

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      These are good. Can I make a request for gluten free molasses and date filled cookies, soft variety?

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Thank you! They are delicious! :) I have a bag of them with me today. I'm so glad you enjoyed the recipe.

      Check out some of my other gluten-free recipes and let me know what you think!

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      Ceres Schwarz 3 years ago

      This sounds like a good recipe. I love chocolate chip cookies as well as oatmeal cookies. The images of the cookies make them look delicious and the rest of the images are helpful in showing readers how to make this recipe.

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Lol They really turned out great! Thank you so much!

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Sure does make me want to eat your cookies. The pictures are great!

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Lol Sorry for sounding bitter. I had a few followers questioning my use of beautiful Flickr pictures rather than my own, so I made an honest attempt at following their suggestions for making my recipes that much better. :)

      I hope that my attempt pays off.

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      Mike Henrietta 3 years ago

      Good for you for taking your own pictures. Now you can have a cookie!! Also, did you mean to say you took your own pictures or you posted your own pictures? And you kinda sound bitter towards whoever that comment is directed at...just saying.

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      So those of you questioning my pictures, I took my own pictures today!! Yea! Check them out! I even included all the steps I took to make my cookies. :)

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Yum! That sounds delicious! Thank you for the comments! :)

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      Rochelle Frank 3 years ago from California Gold Country

      I love both oatmeal cookies and chocolate chip cookies-- and especially like anything that sounds healthful, even though I do not need to watch out for gluten.

      I'll have to try this. I wouldn't be opposed to adding some walnuts.