Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Gluten Free Oatmeal "Enjoy Life" Chocolate Chip Cookies

Dear Person who tried to check out with 25 items in the 10 items or less line,

I know you were quite upset when the check out lady asked you to count your items because you were only allowed 10. It really wasn't necessary to throw your hands in the air and storm off to a different check out. Sometimes you just need to embrace the rules, they are there to protect you. She was just doing her job.

The Person in a hurry behind you with 5 items

Ever been there? I, for one, was so grateful for the check out lady that day. Rules are rules.

Speaking of 10 items or less, this cookie is packed with 12 items, in this case, it's a good thing. Trust me. Even if you don't need to eat gluten free, you need to make this cookie.

I was drawn to this recipe because you don't need any special flours or binders. 

Oh and the chocolate chips.... we will get to those gems soon.

Gluten Free Oatmeal Cookies
(adapted from

1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1¼ teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
pinch of nutmeg
1 cup peanut butter
3 cups rolled oats
8 oz "Enjoy Life" chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped sliced almonds

Preheat oven to 350.
Cream together the butter and sugars in the bowl of an electric mixer until fluffy.
Add the eggs, vanilla, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. Mix.

Add peanut butter and mix.
Add the oats and almonds. Mix slowly until combined.

Add the chocolate chips. Mix slowy until combined.
These chips are awesome, the best tasting dairy, soy and nut free thing I've ever put in my mouth. My husband couldn't even tell the difference. I found them at Target, how awesome is that. Invest in some, you'll thank me later.

Scoop about a teaspoon of dough onto a greased or parchment-covered cookie sheet.
Bake 10-12 minutes until lightly brown at edges. Remove and let cool on wire rack.

I taste tested about 5 immediately, no lie, I really needed a cookie and these were so good.

My sons absolutely love them too, bonus!

Baking from my heart to your kitchen,


  1. These cookies look really good. I will have to pass the recipe on to my MIL who has issues with gluten.

    Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friends Friday. Hope you will come back on Sunday to vote.

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  2. Those look awesome! I'm not totally GF but I try to keep it to a minimum. Thanks for sharing! And I pinned it too.

  3. YUM YUM YUM!! :) My name is Cindy and I blog over at I wanted to invite you to link up your recipe at our Gluten Free Fridays Recipe Link up party! It happens every Friday and we'd love to have you join us with some of your awesome recipes! You can find this week's link up here: It doesn't mean that you have to be a gluten free bloggers. If you have some recipes on your blog that are gluten free that counts! :) Many recipes are naturally gluten free.
    Also be sure to link up your blog on our Gluten Free Bloggers directory. You can reach the directory by clicking the "glutenfree bloggers" tab on our blog! Thanks, Cindy :)

    1. Thanks for the invite! I will go over there now.

    2. I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :) Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays recipe party! See you next Friday! Cindy from

  4. Thanks Dawn! They look GREAT! Thank you for joining Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back and VOTE on Sunday!