Monday, 18 July 2011

Grandma's Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies - Gluten-Free!!

Lately I've been in search of a chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe... Easy enough to find in general but not so easy to find one that is gluten-free. The only chocolate chip cookie recipe I've come across have been thin, flat, crispy, or too greasy for my liking (and they lacked oatmeal). The only chocolate chip cookies that have ever resided in my house have been Grandma's chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. No others.

I took my time, experimented with my favourite flours, and came up with a wonderful recipe. Even when they cooled they held onto their chewiness and didn't crisp into a hard rock

Grandma's Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten-Free)

1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp hot water
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp xanthan gum
2/3 cup millet flour
1/2 cup tapioca flour
1/2 cup sorghum flour
1/2 cup quinoa flour
2 cups oats
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350.
Cream butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla, and water (the addition of the hot water may make the mixture look slightly curdled)
In a separate bowl mix salt, baking soda, xanthan gum, and flours. Slowly incorporate into wet mixture. Once combined, stir in oats and chocolate.
Using a large ice cream scoop (or spoon), drop the dough onto a prepared pan (I used my silpat) and bake until lightly golden brown (this took about 15 minutes for me since the cookies were so large. Do watch your cookies carefully though, as every oven is different).



1 comment:

  1. Hooray! These cookies are positively gorgeous. Look at you go! Nothing can stop you now.