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Friday, October 29, 2010

Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip Cookies...

I have blogged about gluten free chocolate chip cookies before. A recipe given to me by a dear friend. But, I am always trying to find ways to add nutrients that is meaniful to foods that I eat, yes—even the indulgent foods. These are the same chocolate chip ones I love, but "nutritionized" just a bit.

They do have sugar, so I do not recommend these every day, however the addition of oatmeal to these cookies adds a relevant dose of fiber and protein to a really good treat. The oatmeal is great, because it gives them a rustic, bumpy-crackly texture, plus the oatmeal also keeps them soft, and adds a satisfying chewiness to the cookie.


Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • ¾ cup softened butter (1.5 sticks)
  • 1 ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 ¼ cup Tom Sawyer GF Flour (or your own gluten free flour blend)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 bag (about 11.5 oz chocolate chips, 60% cacao.)
  • ¼ cup flax meal
  • 1 cup rolled oats (not instant or quick cook)
Directions

Heat oven to 375-degrees F. Cream butter and sugars till smooth. Add eggs, salt and vanilla. Blend till smooth. Add flour and baking soda and beat until incorporated. Add chocolate chips and oats and fold into batter.

Drop onto a lined baking sheet (I use parchment paper) in 1 tbs. drops. These spread, so don't put them too close together. Bake for 10-minutes until edges are light brown. Let cool on pan for 5 minutes, them move to a rack to cool completely.

5 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for posting these! I have recently bought the Tom Sawyer flour and am always in a mood to experiment with GF recipes for my son. I'm sure the chocolate chips could be swapped for raisins, right? He loves those. Maybe a dash of cinnamon also.

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  2. Heidi,
    Raisins and cinnamon would be fantastic in these!

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  3. In baking, you can also eliminate the harmful consequences of the cholesterol found in egg with this VERY healthy substitution: for each each, use 1 tbsp of flax meal with 3 tbsp of water added to it...mix and let sit for a few minutes before adding to your mixture. Great way to get your healthy fats!

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  4. Karen,
    Thanks for the tip. I will try this next time I bake these!!

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  5. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM,...Your gf oatmeal cccookies look lovely!!

    Many greetings from a recent gf foodie from Brussels, Belgium!

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