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Gluten Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Gluten Free Oat­meal Choco­late Chip Cook­ies are gold­en brown home­made cook­ies with slight­ly crisp edges and soft, chewy cen­ters. You will lit­er­al­ly be in love from the very first, ooey, gooey, choco­latey bite. 

Dark brown sug­ar cre­ates the carame­ly col­or and deep, rich fla­vor that’s so impor­tant in choco­late chip cook­ies. And the melty semi-sweet choco­late is a hap­py sur­prise in every mouth­ful. You’ll get a tiny hint of cin­na­mon right at the end of each bite. The cin­na­mon is a per­fect com­ple­ment to the cook­ie’s oatey goodness.

Avoid­ing gluten or not, these Gluten Free Oat­meal Choco­late Chip cook­ies are some of the best cook­ies you’ll ever eat! If you don’t tell any­one that the cook­ies are gluten free, no one will ever guess. I am proud to serve them to any guest.

Lets Talk About Gluten Free Flour

There are so many gluten free flours avail­able. It can be over­whelm­ing and con­fus­ing, if you don’t under­stand some basics about gluten free baking. 

gluten free oatmeal chocolate chip cookies on a wooden table with a glas of milk and white napkin
These Oat­meal Choco­late Chip Cook­ies are made with gluten free flour.

Gluten free flours can include: almond (or oth­er nuts) flour, buck­wheat flour, sorghum flour, ama­ranth flour, and teff. Arrow­root, brown rice flour, white rice flour, oat flour, corn flour and chick­pea flour are also gluten free. Coconut, tapi­o­ca, arrow­root, cas­sa­va and tiger nut flours round out the list of ones I’m famil­iar with. 

While all of these are gluten free, it does­n’t work to bake with just one on its own. You need a blend/combination of three or more gluten free flours. And your blend needs a bind­ing agent (xan­than gum) for good results with baking. 

In the begin­ning, it was dif­fi­cult to find a gluten free blend that had the tex­ture and fla­vor I liked. There are still blends on the mar­ket that have much the same ingre­di­ents as my favorites. But, the way the grains are milled can often leave a grit­ty tex­ture. That was not some­thing that worked for me.

I made my own blend, in the begin­ning and had fair­ly good suc­cess. But the con­ver­sion for­mu­la was a lit­tle to com­pli­cat­ed to use con­sis­tent­ly on the blog. I am thrilled at the progress in com­mer­cial gluten free flour blends. And, I’m thrilled to be able to share gluten free recipes I know you can have suc­cess with.

I have three favorite com­mer­cial brands that I use in gluten free bak­ing, now. Three because each has a dif­fer­ent ratio of binder (xan­tham gum). This is impor­tant to cre­ate the struc­ture that gluten usu­al­ly pro­vides in bak­ing. Depend­ing on the ratio of binder to flour used, one gluten free blend is bet­ter than the oth­er for a par­tic­u­lar type of baking. 

Choosing the Best Gluten Free Flour Blend for Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • *Bet­ter Bat­ter All Pur­pose Gluten Free Flour Blend : This is a sim­ple, cup-for-cup gluten free flour blend that works for almost any bak­ing. It’s a good all pur­pose one to keep in your pantry. It’s also dairy and corn free. Bet­ter Bat­ter will give great results for bak­ing cook­ies, cakes, bis­cuits, quick breads and muffins. The cost for me on Ama­zon is about $5.79/pound. Cur­rent­ly, you can order it direct­ly from Bet­ter Bat­ter and for first time pur­chasers use the 35% off pro­mo code, TRYME.
  • *Cup4Cup All Pur­pose Gluten Free Blend : Again, all the math is done for you and this is an easy cup-for-cup exchange in your favorite recipes. This one DOES con­tain dairy and corn, how­ev­er. It’s great for things like bis­cuits, choux pas­try (for eclairs and cream puffs), muffins, cook­ies, cakes and gravies and sauces. It costs me around $6.12/pound. (Keep in mind, I can’t buy any of them local­ly. I am order­ing off Ama­zon. If you have a Whole Foods in your area, it looks like they do car­ry it. And I know it can be ordered online from Walmart.com. You may find oth­er less expen­sive sources. If you do, I’d love to hear about them.) Cup4Cup is what I used in this oat­meal choco­late chip cook­ie recipe, today. Although any of these three would have net­ted the same great results.
  • *gfJules Gluten Free Flour Blend: This is the holy grail of gluten free flour blends. It pro­vides the most struc­ture of any of the three blends. Enough so that you can make gor­geous yeast breads with it. It is not only gluten free, but also nut free. If you could only choose one gluten free flour for bak­ing, this one can do it all. It is also anoth­er sim­ple cup-for-cup exchange with all pur­pose (wheat) flour. So, you can con­vert your favorite fam­i­ly recipes. It costs me around $6.11/pound order­ing in small bags on Ama­zon. But, I can order from gfJules.com and get the 25 lb bag at only $4.28 per pound and with free ship­ping. That’s a HUGE sav­ings. I usu­al­ly use it for yeast doughs (think sand­wich bread, hot­dog buns and cin­na­mon rolls) and for gravies and sauces. But, it’s also per­fect for quick breads, cook­ies, cakes, muffins and biscuits.

How to Make Gluten Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

gluten free oatmeal chocolate chip cookies stacked 3 high on a wooden palate with a glass of milk

This recipe is so easy because you don’t need to do any­thing spe­cial to make it gluten free. Just sub in a gluten free flour blend and mix up the cook­ies like usual.

Start by cream­ing the but­ter and sug­ars together.

Add the eggs and vanil­la. Then mix in the dry ingredients. 

Bake the cook­ies on a light­ly greased cook­ie sheet for 9 min­utes at 350°. 

I use this *#20 scoop to make the Gluten Free Oat­meal Choco­late Chip cook­ies. It cre­ates a beau­ti­ful 3‑inch cook­ie. You can make them small­er for a greater yield. Just be sure to watch and adjust the bak­ing time if you’re mak­ing small­er cookies.

It’s eas­i­er and eas­i­er to accom­mo­date fam­i­ly mem­bers and friends who need to eat gluten free. With sim­ple recipes like this one you will def­i­nite­ly be able to make them feel wel­come and cared for around your table. 

I hope you get a chance to try these deli­cious Gluten Free Oat­meal Choco­late Chip Cook­ies. They’ll be per­fect for every­one lucky enough to eat from YOUR cook­ie jar! 

Enjoy the recipe and have a won­der­ful­ly blessed week, friend!

The Recipe : Easy and Delicious

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gluten free oatmeal chocolate chip cookies on a wooden table with a glas of milk and white napkin

Gluten Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • Author: Glen­da Embree
  • Total Time: 19 min­utes
  • Yield: 30-36 cook­ies 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

If I was­n’t telling you right now, you would have no idea these cook­ies are gluten free!  They’re sim­ply that deli­cious. Fla­vor and tex­ture are every­thing a choco­late chip cook­ie should be.  They’re gold­en brown with light­ly crisp edges, soft chewy cen­ters and loaded with melty, gooey choco­late chips.  Unbe­liev­ably scrumptious!


Ingredients

Scale

  • 1 cup but­ter, soft­ened (not melted)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tea­spoon vanilla
  • 2 cups Cup4Cup Gluten Free Flour (or Bet­ter Bat­ter or gf Jules)
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 tea­spoon bak­ing soda
  • 1 tea­spoon cin­na­mon, optional
  • 1 bag (12 oz.) semi-sweet choco­late chips

Instructions

  1. Cream but­ter and sugars.
  2. Add eggs and vanil­la and mix until combined.
  3. Add gluten free flour, oats and bak­ing soda and mix until all ingre­di­ents are incor­po­rat­ed and soft dough has formed.
  4. Stir in choco­late chips.
  5. Scoop onto light­ly greased *cook­ie sheet, spac­ing cook­ies 2 across and 4 down to give them room to spread.  (I use this #20-sized scoop, which holds just under 3 Table­spoons of dough.  This makes a per­fect 3‑inch cook­ie.  You can make them small­er, if you choose, but you will need to adjust the bak­ing time and of course, will enjoy a larg­er yield.)
  6. Bake at 350° for 9 ‑11 min­utes.  Cook­ies will be only light­ly browned, but dry on the sur­face.  Edges will be golden. 
  7. Remove bak­ing sheet from oven to a cool­ing rack and allow cook­ies to rest on bak­ing sheet for at least 5 min­utes before remov­ing them.  That will allow them to set up as they cool.
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 9 min
  • Cat­e­go­ry: Cook­ies, Desserts
  • Method: Bak­ing
  • Cui­sine: Amer­i­can

Key­words: oat­meal choco­late chip cook­ies, gluten free, choco­late chip cookies

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10 thoughts on “Gluten Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies”

    • These are scrump­tious, Relle! All your gluten sen­si­tive friends and fam­i­ly will be blown away at how good they are.

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    • It has real­ly made a dif­fer­ence in my cook­ing and bak­ing to have gluten sen­si­tive grand­kids, Anne. I love hav­ing options, like these oat­meal choco­late chip cook­ies, that let them enjoy foods they love with­out caus­ing them any harm.

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