Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
Staff Writer
Oatmeal Cookies

Tara Donne

Oatmeal Cookies

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 oatmeal 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.

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Ingredients

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 tablespoon-full 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.

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.