(Almost) Gluten-Free Cookies

GF Cookies COVERGluten-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

GF Cookies dry

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.

GF Cookies dough

In a blender, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy.

GF Cookies dough choco

Beat in egg and vanilla.  Add the oat mixture.

GF Cookies choco

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.

GF Cookies prebake

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?

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