Friday, January 7, 2011

Oatmeal Cookies

As always I am going to give instructions on how to make these regular and how to make them gluten-free. Because a lot of people don't read my whole blog. They just read one recipe. I know it is repetitive, and I am sorry for that. I mix my own gluten free flour and add 1 tsp of xanthan gum to make items gluten-free. If you want it to be regular. Just omit the xanthan gum and use regular all purpose flour.

I have been making these cookies since high school. They are quick and easy and please crowds. I don't like raisins people. AT ALL. BUT I am told for those raisin lovers, that these cookies would be great with raisins in them. Have fun with that. I will stick to my nice plain oatmeal cookies thanks.

2 sticks softened butter
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp good vanilla
1 1/2 cups gluten-free all purpose flour (or regular all purpose if not gluten free)
1 tsp xanthan gum (omit if not gluten-free)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
3 cups gluten free oats (any oats if not gluten free)
(if you like raisins you can add 1 cup)

Heat oven to 350 degrees
Sift together flour, xanthan gum, baking soda, cinnamon, salt.

Beat together butter and sugars until creamy
add eggs and vanilla and beat well.
stir in oats
Drop round tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 12 minutes until golden brown.

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