Gluten Free Oatmeal Cookies

Now before I even begin here, I will say that I know that everyone has their own varying opinions on the usage of oats in the gluten free diet. I will follow that by telling you that this is only my opinion and I do not need to be yelled at and told that I am doing anything wrong because everyone's opinion is equally valid and I am simply sharing a recipe that I personally enjoy.

Moving forward...I had a serious hankering for some oatmeal cookies the other day and while it has been a long long time since I have eaten a really great oatmeal cookie, I was inclined to go ahead and try my own recipe.  Of course I did use gluten free ingredients and I did use the brand called Only Oats in my concoction and the end result was perfection!

I found this recipe for regular thick and chewy oatmeal raisin cookies and I made a couple of alterations to make it gluten free friendly and of course I added chocolate chips instead of raisins because...well who doesn't like chocolate chips in their cookies? Duh.

Thick and Chewy (gluten free) Oatmeal raisin cookies 
Adapted from

Makes approximately 24 cookies

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
2/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 large egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose gluten free flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp table salt
1 1/2 cups gluten free rolled oats
3/4 cup chocolate chips (could use raisins, nuts or other fruit)

Preheat oven to 325F degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth. In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt together. Stir this into the butter mixture. Stir in the oats and chocolate chips. 

Scoop cookie dough using either spoon or small ice cream scoop (my preference for achieving same sized cookies) and place about 2 inches apart. Do not flatten cookies unless you want to. Not necessary though.

As I mentioned, I had a serious hankering for some oatmeal cookies and while others may not feel the same I personally choose (on occasional only) eat gluten free oats. I have chosen to limit my intake of oats, even if gluten free but that is my  personal decision. Your opinion may vary and your doctor may have suggested you do not eat oats, even if labelled as gluten free. To each their own is what I think.  

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  1. Only Oats also has its own oatmeal cookie mix now, it is actually pretty good texture wise, as it doesn't have any rice or other kind of flour to make it dry and mealy. It does make a cookie that tastes a bit like raisins to me...I think it's from the citric acid they add maybe? Not sure, but still, nice for a quick easy alternative.

  2. consider adding some shredded coconut to that cookie dough

  3. Recently I just saw a gluten free oatmeal cookie without oats and she only used nuts! I like yours best because there's oats in your recipe.

  4. Not long ago i simply noticed the gluten free of charge oat meal dessert without having oats as well as your woman just utilized nut products! I love your own greatest simply because there is oats inside your formula.

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