Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Gluten Free Mrs. Fields'-ish Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

It seems like everyone has their own favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, and there are about as many variations as there are recipes. I am no different. Chocolate chip cookies to me should be thick and chunky and have always tasted best with oatmeal mixed in. I have this chocolate chip cookie recipe that has been photocopied about fifty times with a note on the bottom about how the person who wrote the recipe called Mrs. Fields' Cookies for their chocolate chip cookie recipe and they said it would cost them two fifty. They thought it was two dollars and fifty cents, it was really two hundred and fifty dollars. So this person was copying and giving the recipe to whoever would take it. I dont' know how truthful this story is, but it is a great recipe. The original calls for grating a Hershey chocolate bar and adding it to the batter. Personally, I never do this because a) I dont' have time and b) they are plenty chocolatey as they are. I have made these cookies with just about every type of gluten free flour, and they are good with just about any flour mix you like to use. My personal favorites are Grandpa's Kitchen and a mix of teff and brown rice flour. These cookies will blow you away. You will think you died and went to gluten free heaven when you bite into one. And don't forget a nice tall glass of milk (and a Lactaid pill)to go along with it!

Gluten Free Mrs. Fields'-ish Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cream together:
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar

2 eggs
1 T vanilla

In a separate bowl, mix:
2 cups gluten free flour
3 cups gluten free oatmeal
1/2 t salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda

Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Add 12 ounces of chocolate chips, milk chocolate or semi-sweet, whatever you prefer. Mix well. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheets and bake for 9 minutes at 375 degrees. Cool on cookie sheet for at least 5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.

Trust me on this, you will never find another cookie recipe you like as much as this one. Good job, Mrs. Fields, or whoever said they bought your recipe. It's all good!

Happy eating!

1 comment:

  1. That recipe you spoke of called for ground oatmeal. Is the oatmeal in your recipe also ground?


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