Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal Cookies
Staff Writer

Tara Donne

Until Bob’s Red Mill came up with a totally affordable gluten-free oat, you would never have seen these in the bakery. Thank all that is holy — once again — for Bob’s! Today these cookies are a best-seller in both New York and Los Angeles. If you hate raisins (I do... sorry, raisins!), try subbing in chocolate chips or dried cherries instead. If you’re some sort of oat maniac, you can dump in as much as another 1/3 cup of oats and be just fine.

Notes

Reprinted with permission from BabyCakes Covers the Classics by Erin McKenna and Tara Donne, copyright © 2011. Published by Clarkson Potter, a division of Random House, Inc.

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4  Cup  Bob's Red Mill all-purpose gluten-free baking flour
  • 1  Cup  vegan sugar
  • 1/2  Cup  Bob's Red Mill gluten-free oats
  • 1/4  Cup  ground flax meal
  • 2  Tablespoons  ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2  Teaspoon  xanthan gum
  • 1  Teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1  Teaspoon  salt
  • 1  Cup  melted refined coconut oil or canola oil
  • 1/2  Cup  unsweetened applesauce
  • 2  Tablespoons  vanilla extract
  • 3/4  Cups  raisins

Directions

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, oats, flax meal, cinnamon, xanthan gum, baking soda, and salt. Add the coconut oil, applesauce, and vanilla and stir with a rubber spatula until a thick dough forms. Add the raisins and stir until evenly distributed. 

Drop the dough by the tablespoonful onto the prepared baking sheets, about 1 inch apart. Bake for 8 minutes, rotate the baking sheets, and bake for 7 minutes more, or until golden. Let stand on the baking sheets for 15 minutes before serving.
 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
24g
34%
Sugar
5g
6%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
6mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
31g
24%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
8µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
9mg
1%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
15µg
4%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
17mg
5%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
83mg
12%
Selenium, Se
4µg
7%
Sodium, Na
278mg
19%
Water
35g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Oatmeal Cookie Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Oatmeal Cookie Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.

Oatmeal Cookie Wine Pairing

Milk is more traditional with cookies than wine in the U.S., but a few cookies and a glass of sweet wine make a simple, enjoyable dessert. Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based cookies; sauternes or sweet German wines with sugar cookies; cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts; Italian vin santo with biscotti.