Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Gluten-Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

This April weather has sure been crazy!  This afternoon, I was busy baking cookies when I looked out and saw that it was sleeting!  What the?  It's about 46 degrees.  One more day of cold and then temperatures are supposed to be up in the high 70's! 

Now, back to the cookies!  I've been trying to buy less processed items at the store lately.  It's hard.  Especially when you have a daughter and husband who are used to all the yummy snacks you can buy in the cracker and cookie aisle!

I decided to bake some gluten-free oatmeal raisin cookies.  Yes, they still have sugar and butter in them, but at least I can pronounce what's in them!

I used the recipe from the Bob's Red Mill website.  I have used this recipe before and the cookies come out wonderful.  I make a few modifications...

1.  For the GF All Purpose Baking Flour, I use Pamela's Pancake and Baking Mix.
2.  I do not add the Baking Soda or the Xanthan Gum as Pamela's already has them in it.
3.  Instead of the 1 cup butter, I use 1/2 cup Butter plus 1/2 cup Organic Unsweetened Applesauce.  It cuts out some of the fat and makes them even healthier!

I use a cookie scooper that's bigger than a tablespoon, so I only get about 3 dozen cookies.

These cookies are a little crunchy on the outside, soft and chewy and sweet on the inside!  I had one to "test" the batch and ended up scarfing down two more!  My daughter ate three for her after-school snack. 

If you love oatmeal raisin cookies, you must try this recipe!

I'm off to put the cookies away now, before they are all gone!!!

Have a great, gluten-free day!

1 comment:

Kim said...

These look great, Lisa!! YUM!! I love OR cookies!