Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

A few years ago, I started making these amazing chocolate oatmeal cookies. They literally were loved by all. Not even joking. Fast forward a bit. I found out I needed to follow a gluten free diet and I instantly stopped making these amazing cookies. While I could find gluten free flour, I was at a loss for gluten free rolled oats. Until now! I volunteered to bring gluten free goodies to Thanksgiving tomorrow and one of the things I am bringing is a huge platter of my chocolate oatmeal cookies! Another thing I’m bringing (and you will want to check this recipe out too) are my yummy Gluten Free Jam Thumbprint Cookies.

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Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Delicious recipe for chocolate oatmeal cookies. They are to die for and every single person who eats one will love them!

Course Dessert, Snack
Keyword cookies, gluten free, oatmeal cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Butter softened
  • 1/2 Cup White Sugar
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar packed
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 TBSP Unsweetened Cocoa
  • 1 1/2 Cup Gluten Free Flour
  • 3 Cups Gluten Free Rolled Oats

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line your baking sheets with parchment paper or use these silicone baking mats.

  2. In a large bowl, cream together your softened butter and sugars. Next add the eggs and vanilla and mix with your hand mixer. 

  3. One by one, add the baking powder, salt, unsweetened cocoa and gluten free flour. User your hand mixer to to mix after each addition. 

  4. Now it's time to add the gluten free rolled oats. Do not attempt to use your hand mixer. If you have a stand mixer, it may work, but I am not sure, as I do not have one. The best way I have found to mix the rolled oats in is to wash your hands and use your hands to mix it or wear food safe gloves. 

  5. Chill your chocolate oatmeal cookie dough in the fridge for at least 40 minutes.

  6. Using a cookie scoop, place your cookie dough on the parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Bake for 9-11 minutes. 9 minutes will give you an amazing chewy cookie. If you like a crunchy outside with a chewy inside, bake for 10 or 11 minutes.  Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for about 5-7 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.

Recipe Notes

*These cookies freeze well! Simply place in freezer bags. You can take a cookie out, one by one, nuke in the microwave for about 20 seconds, and then you have a cookie that tastes like it is fresh from the oven!

You guys, these cookies are amazing. I really can’t stress how awesome they are. Traditionally, oatmeal cookies have raisons and cinnamon in them. Neither of those things are my favorite. One day I decided to see what it would taste like to put unsweetened cocoa in the cookies instead. And thus, the chocolate oatmeal cookies were born!

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If you don’t follow a gluten free diet, simply make these with regular flour and regular rolled oats. All of the measurements for the ingredients stay the same! Also, if you want to make these cookies ahead and freeze the, you can! Allow them to fully cool and then place them in freezer bag. Either take the cookies out, one by one and nuke them in the microwave for about 20 seconds, or take the whole bag out the day before you need them and you are good to go!

Other Cookies you Must Try

Any of these recipes can be made gluten free or with regular flour. Some have asked me in the past about almond flour or coconut flour. I do not bake with either of those flours, so I am not sure if they can be used in the same way as gluten free flour and regular flour.

Chocolate oatmeal cookies are my favorite cookies…what are your favorite cookies?

Ultimate Pumpkin Recipe List

It’s fall and the holidays are quickly approaching. There are three things people are thinking about 24/7; where they are spending the holidays, what gifts they need to purchase or make, and when they can get their next pumpkin fix. Am I right? I mean, people go crazy when Starbucks has their pumpkin spice drinks available! This ultimate pumpkin recipe list is everything you’ve been waiting for! You may even find a recipe on their that you can take to Thanksgiving on Thursday!

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Ultimate Pumpkin Recipe List

When you think of Thanksgiving and the fall season, do you think about all the pumpkin recipes you can and will be eating? This ultimate pumpkin recipe list is perfect for you! If you are following the Keto diet, there is even an amazing Keto pumpkin recipe to keep you on plan, but also enjoying your favorite dessert!

Now is that the ultimate pumpkin recipe list or what?!? I told you I had a bunch of pumpkin recipes for you! So which one do you think you will make for Thanksgiving or any of the other holidays coming up? Or…let’s be real, which one are you going to run out and make tomorrow so you can eat all the pumpkin things? I mean, if we’re being honest, those pumpkin spice peanut butter cookies sound pretty darn amazing…don’t they?


Apple Pie Alternatives this Holiday

The holiday season is upon us! It’s a time for getting together with family and friends, eating lots of yummy foods and just enjoying the time together. One thing that seems to be consistent at pretty much all holidays is apple pie. I swear, it is that pie that is perfect for any holiday. This year, if you are looking for something a little different, that is similar to the apple pie, but not the apple pie, then this amazing list of apple pie alternatives is for you!

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Are you drooling yet? Don’t those apple pie alternatives look delicious? Thursday is Thanksgiving and any one of these recipes would be a perfect addition to your dessert table. Wow your family and friends with something new and exciting for the holidays! You know someone will still make and bring a traditional apple pie!

Apple Pie Alternatives

That’s quite a list, isn’t it?!? There is definitely something for everyone on there. Especially for the kids. My son is a huge fan of apple pie, whereas my daughter would prefer one of the apple pie alternatives. Most likely she would like the oatmeal apple spice cookies or the apple pie taco boats. My guess is, the fact that it has the word “taco” in the recipe name is what will win her over with that recipe! She loves tacos almost as much as she loves desserts!

Which One Will You Make?

You still have plenty of time. Which one of the recipes above will you be making for the holidays? I’m leaning towards the Snickers caramel apple pie. Not only is it an apple pie, but it uses up all those leftover Snickers bars from Halloween. Win win!


10 Best Cookie Recipes for a Party

One thing I like taking to holiday parties (or to just make) are cookies. This year, for Thanksgiving, I volunteered to bring gluten free desserts. I plan on making gluten free brownies, but I also will be making a platter of gluten free cookies. Rather than scour the internet for the best of the best cookie recipes, I compiled the 10 best cookies recipes for a party! All of these recipes can be made gluten free!

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10 Best Cookie Recipes

Cookies are the perfect thing to take to a party or holiday get together. They are easy to make and most recipes you can make a head and freeze until you need them. Let’s not forget, everyone loves cookies. They are also good to have when kids will be there because kids don’t always like the pies that adults have at the holidays.

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Without further ado, I give you the 10 best cookie recipes that are super easy to make, freeze well, and are a great crowd pleaser. Keep these cookies in mind when you are doing your holiday cookie swaps!

  1. Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Cookies
  2. Rolo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
  3. Pumpkin Coffee Cookies with Maple Icing
  4. Sweet and Salty Cookies Recipe
  5. Butterfinger Cookies Recipe
  6. S’mores Cookie Recipe
  7. Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies
  8. Kit Kat Cookies Recipe
  9. Gluten Free Jam Thumbprint Cookies
  10. Oatmeal Apple Spice Cookies

Don’t these sound like the best cookie recipes?!? I just recently made the jam thumbprint cookies and they were amazing! The jam thumbprint cookies and two others (that I will share the recipes for later) will be the cookies I take to Thanksgiving this year. The nice thing about ALL of the cookie recipes above is that you can make them with regular flour or gluten free flour. The Namaste gluten free flourbest cookie recipes is my favorite gluten free flour brand. I highly recommend it. Everything I make with it turns out perfectly.

What is your go to cookie to make?


Banana Mini Muffins with Chocolate Chips

Banana muffins are a staple in our house. I swear the kids leave three to four bananas in the basket just so they will get too ripe to eat, but perfect for muffins! This week was no different. Since my daughter got her braces on, certain foods have become difficult to eat. While muffins are soft, she likes to break them apart and she said big muffins take too long to eat. So, to help her out, this week I made banana mini muffins with mini chocolate chips!

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Banana Mini Muffins

Delicious recipe for gluten free banana mini muffins with mini chocolate chips.

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Keyword banana muffins, mini muffins
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 36 People

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Butter softened
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 3 Bananas ripe
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 TBSP Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 Cups Gluten Free Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line your mini muffin pan with liners or pick up this great silicone mini muffin pan. You won't need any liners and the muffins pop right out.

  2. In a large bowl, mash your bananas. Make sure to mash them well so you don't end up with lumps.

  3. In a separate bowl, cream together your butter and sugar. Add in the eggs, bananas, milk and vanilla extract. Be sure to mix between each new addition.

  4. Next add your baking soda, salt and gluten free flour. Mix in between each addition. 

  5. Fill your muffin wells with the banana mini muffins batter and place in the oven for 13-15 minutes. If you chilled your batter before baking, you may need the full 15 minutes.

  6. Allow the mini muffins to fully cool before storing them in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

*You may sub regular flour for the gluten free flour. 

These banana mini muffins are super moist (I cringed typing that word, but it’s true) and absolutely delicious. They are great for kids lunches or snack time. For my daughter that just got braces on, they are super easy for her to break apart and eat, without wasting a ton of time at lunch!

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If your family likes muffins as much as mine, be sure to try our other favorites:

Any gluten free recipe can easily be made with regular flour. You just substitute 1 cup for 1 cup! I’ve made each of those recipes with both gluten free flour and regular flour. While I haven’t tried it with the regular flour (allergy), the kids like it either way! If you were to ask my daughter, the apple spice pumpkin muffins are one of her favorites.

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