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Monday, June 24, 2013

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies


We were very sad to find out that my step son is allergic to EVERYTHING. Well... not quite everything, but a good number of things. He is allergic to wheat, corn, tomatoes, peanuts, walnuts, sesame and soy. He is also allergic to most grasses, pollen and trees.

We have an annual tradition of going camping every Summer. This year we decided to go back to Lake Wenatchee State Park. And part of this tradition is that I make cookies for camping.


My mother always made a batch of cookies for our camping trips growing up. When I got older, she passed baking cookies on to me. I was really upset that I wouldn't be able to make him cookies, but then I picked up some gluten-free flour and decided to give it a try.


Wow!!! These were awesome! Perhaps some of my best cookies EVAH!

They are super moist and yummy. The kiddo loved them too! What a wonderful treat for a kid who's allergic to everything yummy to a kid.

I started off with the Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. Substituted wheat flour with Bob's Red Mill All-Purpose Gluten-Free Baking Flour (affiliate link). When using gluten free flours, you need to add Xanthan Gum (affiliate link) in order to help the flour bind.


  

Gluten-free all purpose baking flour can be used 1:1 for most recipes. Xanthan Gum is used to help the flour bind and is added in proportion to the flour based on the type of recipe. (Images courtesy of amazon. Click images for affiliate link.)
I also found some gluten, dairy, nut and soy free Chocolate Chips by Enjoy Life (affiliate link) that are processed in an allergy free plant. The Toll House chips have soy lecithin in them, making them not good for the kiddo. Most are also made in a facility that may have also processed nuts. And if your kid is allergic to dairy or if you are vegan, then the normal chocolate chips are ruled out.

These chocolate chips are dairy, nut and soy free. They are processed in a plant dedicated to not processing these products. This means no fine print like, "May have been processed in a plant that also processes peanuts." (Image courtesy of amazon. Click images for affiliate link.)
Since he can't eat walnuts, I decided to add oatmeal. I love the texture that oatmeal brings to cookies. Chocolate chip oatmeal cookies are my favorite!

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Super yummy, moist, chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. Plus they are Gluten-free and you would never guess it!

Prep time: 11 minutes
Cook time: 11 minutes
Total time: 22 minutes

Nutritional Information:


Yield: 5 dozen cookies

Serving Size: 2 cookies

Calories per serving: 170
Carbs per serving: 21g
Fat per serving: 10g
Protein per serving: 2g
Sodium per serving: 173g
Sugar per serving: 10g

Ingredients:


Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Combine flour, xanthan gum, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in small bowl.
  3. Beat butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar in large mixer bowl until creamy.
  4. Add eggs and beat well.
  5. Gradually beat in flour mixture.
  6. Stir in chips and oatmeal.
  7. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.
  8. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Disclaimer: Affiliate links are provided for recommended products. I was not compensated for this article. All opinions are my own.

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16 comments:

  1. mmm...those look great--we'll have to try them!

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  2. they look yummy -we love the enjoy life choc chips!

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    1. They are very yummy. I seriously think the are competing for best cookies I have ever made!

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  3. These look awesome! One of my good friends has to have all Gluten-free, so I will certainly have to try these!
    Morgaine from Madcap Frenzy
    P.S. I would also like to invite you to join my June Totally Tuesday Link Party:
    http://www.madcapfrenzy.blogspot.com/2013/06/june-totally-tuesday-link-party.html
    Hugs!

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    1. Thank you! They are fantastic! They seriously compete with normal cookies. Also, thanks for the invite! I've linked up.

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  4. Stopping by from the Pin Me Linky Party over at Diana Rambles. I am one of the cohosts this week. Just wanted to thank you for posting. I'm so excited you shared this. I have been gluten free for the last 6 weeks and it has been hard. I am all ready not happy about not doing my traditional chocolate chip cookie recipe at Christmas. These cookies look amazing and like you'd never even know that they are gf and allergy friendly. I'm pinning and will be trying.

    <3 Jenna @ www.SensationallySeasonal.com

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    1. Jenna! You have to try it. I am serious in saying these compete with my normal cookies. My stepson is over the moon for them. He's been gluten-free for about 4 months. I plan on making more cookies once they are gone. :)

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  5. These look great! There's a new Link-up party going on at One Sharendipity Place this weekend and we'd love to have you join us! Here's the link!
    http://thet2women.com/one-sharendipity-place-link-up-9/

    The T2Women

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  6. I love this and can't wait to try it! I have had to go gluten-free almost 2 years ago and these look amazing!

    Pinned it! Thanks for sharing this with us at One Sharendipity Place this weekend!!

    Krys @thet2women.com

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    1. You have to try them! They are divine. I'm not kidding when I say they are in competition with my normal cookies for best cookie EVAH! Thank you for pinning it!

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