Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Saturday night in... When I am home alone at night, I somehow seem to always be in the mood to bake. I wanted to bake something sweet that wasn't outrageously unhealthy and noticed I had some gluten-free rolled oats in my pantry. I searched up recipes, found one with minimal ingredients, and got to it! I tried to make them as "healthy" as I could so I used coconut oil instead of butter!
- ⅓ cup unsalted butter or coconut oil, liquefied
- 1½ cups gluten-free rolled oats
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ¼ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
- ⅛ tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- ⅔ cup mini chocolate chips; finely chopped raisins; finely chopped dried cranberries; ⅔ cup finely chopped nuts; or, combination of all these ingredients that equals no more than ⅔ cup total (optional) - I only used dark chocolate chips (so I guess there is a touch of dairy in these)
- Melt the coconut oil or butter and set aside to cool slightly. Place oats in a medium-sized bowl. Stir in both sugars and the salt and blend to break up any lumps.
- In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the melted oil/butter, vanilla extract, and egg. Stir this egg mixture into the oat mixture and add chocolate chips or raisins (if used), mixing with your hands or a large wooden spoon to work in the ingredients. Form into a large ball of dough.
- Chill the dough about 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350ºF. In the meantime, prepare a baking sheet by lining with parchment paper.
- Chilled dough will still be somewhat soft. Form the dough into 1-inch balls (or lumps; don’t stress) and place on the baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Flatten each ball down very slightly.
- Bake for 10 to 13 minutes or until the edges are nicely browned and the tops of the cookies are medium golden in color.
- Cool well on the baking sheet before attempting to remove, using a spatula.
I have a bad habit of eating raw dough, (who doesn't?!?) which was AMAZING. Once I took these out the first half of these cookies, 3 were already in my tummy within minutes! SO easy and SO good and I don't feel thaaat full or guilty! Hope you enjoy :)
Recipe courtesy of glutenfreeeasily.com