Oatmeal cookies remind me of chilly fall days after school with the sun setting early and a beautiful orange glow blanketing the trees. If you or someone you know wants to relive the comforts of an oatmeal cookie without the gluten, this recipe is just what you need!
Gluten free oatmeal cookies are surprisingly simple to make and this recipe doesn't require any flour. Not even oat flour. The butter and brown sugar work together to make a slightly rich cookie, sweetened to just the right amount. Vanilla and cinnamon add the perfect flavor and your house will smell just like a bakery when you make these! Seriously.
I'm very pleased at the wide variety of gluten free flours available for purchasing these days, but you can save those flours for another day.
When I make these cookies for my friends and my family, they don't even notice the lack of flour, gluten or otherwise, in this recipe. These cookies are what folks call a crowd-pleaser.
If you're looking for a cookie to take to a friend with a gluten intolerance and you don't have a lot of gluten free baking experience, this recipe is perfect. Just keep in mind that you'll want to purchase oats that are certified gluten free. The same goes for the other ingredients.
This recipe makes one dozen cookies and they'll keep for a couple days stored in an airtight container. Be sure to separate the layers with parchment paper so they don't stick together. I couldn't tell you if they last much longer because they're usually gone within the first couple days after I make them.
Are you ready to start baking?
Cuisinart Stand Mixer
KitchenAid Stand Mixer
360 Bakeware Small Cookie Sheet
360 Bakeware Large Cookie Sheet