Sunday, September 4, 2011
GF Oatmeal Cookies
Oatmeal Cookies..Yum Yum!! But this is not your average cookie, they are gluten free.
For many years my tummy has given me problems and about a year ago it was out of control. I was told that I had IBS or some similar condition, but always felt like something else was going on. Why am I so extemley tired and why do I always feel like I am sick? So a friend suggested that I go gluten free for a week or so and see if that helped. WOW!!! I didnt believe it! My tummy felt much better and my digestion seemed normal.So..GLUTEN FREE it is!! I have to admit that it has not been all that easy and I occasionally have a pitty party for myself, but it is worth the trouble.
It will be a year in October since I have been GF and I have done a lot of trial and error especially when it comes to baking. Some baked items just are not good! But, this oatmeal cookie recipe is good and I make it a lot...it satifys my sweet tooth and doesnt cost a fortune. Here is the recipe that I got from one of the GF blogs with a few changes. Although these are good, dont ditch your favorite Oatmeal cookie recipe for this GF recipe....because they arent the same as good old fashioned " white flour" cookies.
GF OATMEAL COOKIES
1/2 cup butter (softened)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teas. vanilla
1 large egg
3/4 cup GF flour ( I like Bob's Red Mill)
1/2 teas.xantham gum
1/2 teas baking soda
dash of salt
1/2 teas cinnamon
1/4 teas cloves
1 1/2 cups GF Oatmeal(Bob's Red Mill)
1/4 cup of walnuts, pecans, raisans,or whatever you prefer.(Optional)
Beat together..butter, sugars,egg and vanilla. Mix dry ingredients together and slowly add to the wet ingredients. Add the oatmeal last and mix. Bake at 350 aprox 10-12 minutes.