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Gluten free oatmeal cookies

We have a new co-worker in our department and we brought treats. I decided to make my oatmeal since that was what I had ingredients on hand for. This was also the first time I used my oven for cookies.


1-1/2 cups Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Flour
3 cups Gluten Free Rolled Oats
1 cup Butter (softened) (or 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup shortening)
1 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
1 tsp Cinnamon (I usually substitute fresh ground nutmeg)
2 large Eggs*
1 tsp Xanthan Gum (if your GF AP flour mix has xanthan gum in it already, omit this).


Preheat oven to 350F.

Cream the sugars and butter togther until smooth, then add the vanilla and eggs. Beat until well mixed.

Blend flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon and add slowly to the wet ingredients. Add the oats and mix well.

Cover the bowl and allow the dough to rest in the refrigerator for an hour or two. Then drop well rounded spoonfuls of dough onto an ungreased or parchment lined cookie sheet.

Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown. Let sit for a minute on the cookie sheet and then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.

*If you prefer to bake without eggs you can mix together 2 Tb. Flaxseed Meal with 6 Tb. of water and let sit for a minute. Add to recipe as you would the eggs. I find this adds a nice nutty flavor to the cookies.

This is where I LOVE my Kitchenaid stand mixer. Makes making cookies so much easier.

Image Credit » Jean Crawford Evans 2015

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wolfgirl569 wrote on October 12, 2015, 7:27 PM

Sounds good and looks easy too

cheri wrote on October 12, 2015, 8:17 PM

This looks so yummy. I will be trying this out. Thanks for sharing

Rufuszen wrote on October 13, 2015, 9:04 AM

Drat, I thought it said free oatmeal cookies!

JeanC wrote on October 13, 2015, 6:06 PM

LOL!!!! emoticon :grin:

JeanC wrote on October 13, 2015, 6:08 PM

They are, esp with my kitchenaid mixer. I love putting all the ingredients together and then the cookies on the sheet and into the oven. I don't like the mixing and with arthritis kicking up, it makes life so much nicer.

JeanC wrote on October 13, 2015, 6:09 PM

You're welcome. I prefer to use all butter, but butter prices are getting high, so used the butter/shortening blend. Still makes a very good cookie emoticon :grin: