Gluten-Free… A diet that excludes the protein gluten, found in grains such as wheat, barley, rye and triticale. So what’s the big deal with this? A diet free of gluten is used to treat celiac disease. To a lesser-non-medical-degree-cassie-intrepretation, a gluten-free diet makes you feel better! Or so I’ve been told. So I’m starting a mini adventure to explore gluten-free options. I’ve decided to start where I’m best… desserts, of course!
I’m not going to lie, I was a little skeptical of gluten-free cookies. I mean, flour and chocolate go together like peanut butter and jelly. Why mess with a good thing? So the adventure begins….
Gluten-Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (makes 1 1/2 – 2 dozen)
Ingredients– 2 1/2 cups gluten-free old-fashioned oats, 1 tbsp cornstarch, 1 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/2 tsp gluten-free baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 stick butter, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1 egg, 2 tsp vanilla extract, 1 cup dark chocolate morsels
Grind oatmeal in a food processor until fine. This will be flour-like and help keep the cookies in their form. Whisk together oats, cornstarch, cinnamon, baking powder and salt. Set dry ingredients aside.
In a blender, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
Beat in egg and vanilla. Add the oat mixture.
Finally, fold in the chocolate! I also took a dark chocolate Dove and grated it in the mixture. 🙂
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Drop by tablespoonful on parchment paper. Bake until cookies have light brown edges but be careful not to over bake. Bake about 10-15 minutes.
Drink with a big glass of milk (or wine!) and enjoy! The dark chocolate wonderfulness of these cookies are really delightful! I was doubtful of these cookies but I take back all my doubt and want more cookies!
This blog post title is “Almost” Gluten-Free Cookies. I have to say almost because I technically didn’t use completely gluten-free products. For example, the oats and baking powder are gluten-free, however, they are often processed in facilities that also handle wheat, so they may contain trace amounts. For that reason, I give you Almost Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies! If you need a 100% GF recipe, make sure all ingredients are labeled GF.
Do you have any GF yummy recipes you love?