09 May 2012

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

This makes a thin but chewy cookie that I lined out tonight and fell in love. I wanted an egg free PB cookie because I don't care for the texture, and since I need them wheat free, oats was my best option for a binder. Using Margarine made them dairy free, but I added mini-chocolate chips (yum!) But you can use real butter if you don;t need the dairy-free that tends to make a different textured cookie than margarine. As a matter of fact if you use GF oats, no egg, and no dairy, the only allergen in them is nuts.

Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies

  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 4 Tbsp margarine
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 Tbsp finely ground flax mixed in 1/2 Tbsp oil
  • 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats*
  • 1/2 cup peanuts, pecans, or walnuts finally chopped (or use chunky PB like I did!)
  • *Optional* If you do not need this dairy free you can use butter and add a 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips!!

*Make sure you buy oats that say they are gluten-free. Oats are naturally gluten-free but are often processed in a facility that process gluten products, as well, and cross-contamination is a possibility. Bob's Red Mill has rolled oats that are gluten-free.

  1. Preheat oven to 400*
  2. Mix with your handmixer in a medium bowl: peanut butter, margarine, both sugars, vanilla, baking oowder, salt, and flax mixture.
  3. Optional: Pulse oats in your food processor, not to a flour, but just to break them up a bit.
  4. Add oats and nuts (and optional choc chips) to the butter mixture and stir in by hand.
  5. Use a cookie scoop or drop my 1Tbsp rounded balls to make a uniform cookie.
  6. Dip a fork in sugar and press a criss-cross into the cookie to flatten them slightly.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes depending on how golden and crispy you prefer your cookies.
  8. Cool 5-6 minutes then transfer to a cookie sheet to cool... or just eat them!


Nancy said...

My friend (who is gluten free) is coming to visit me this weekend. THANK YOU for being the one to FINALLY HAVE something that actually sounds like it would be edible for me to eat with her!

dragondreamer said...

I'm so glad that even ONE of my recipes has helped even one set of friends have something to share! I hope you had fun!

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