Sunday, March 20, 2011

Oatmeal Cookies

The other day I was craving homemade cookies.  I whipped these up in no time and they really hit the spot.  You are going to see lots of oatmeal cookie recipes out there, but they are full of starch or unnecessary ingredients.  These cookies have no starch, use all whole grain, they are dairy free and soy free, and are also delicious!  Make sure you have gluten free oats!

Oatmeal Cookies

1/3 c. shortening(I use Spectrum Organic - it has no trans fats and is dairy & soy free) 
1/2 tsp. baking soda                         
1/2 tsp. xanthan gum
1/4 tsp. salt
½ c. brown sugar                              
1 egg                                                  
1 tsp vanilla 1 c. GF oat flour(I just blend them in the blender - about 1 1/4 c. oats will = 1 c. flour)
1 ¼ c. GF rolled oats
1 c. chocolate chips(Guitard or Ghiradelli semi-sweet are dairy free, Enjoy Life is dairy & soy free)

Cream shortening, brown sugar, egg and vanilla together.  Mix in flour, soda, and xanthan gum, then stir in chocolate chips. Drop onto greased baking sheets(or Silpat liners).  Bake 375 for 8-10 min.  This only makes about 2 dozen so feel free to double or triple!

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