Sunday, February 10, 2013

Gluten Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Lazy Sundays are my favorite kind of days. Where you can sit around all day and not feel bad about it at all. That’s exactly how today is. And I enjoy every minute of it. But these days give me a lot of time to browse the internet and see food ideas that I want. Today has been a day that I have wanted sweets. Shocker. I’ve been able to keep my cravings to a minimum, but today I thought it would be a good idea to look at recipes, a lot that are sweets. I was pretty much drooling looking at recipes. I stumbled upon a Oatmeal Cookie recipe. Wasn’t gluten free. But was sugar free. So I put together my own recipe. Score! I knew that I needed to make these before I go crazy with cravings. I am a fan of oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips. I hate raisins. I don’t think they belong in an oatmeal cookie. So what a better way to spend an evening with a plate of Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies and a Latte?
Gluten Free  Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ahh, defiantly a comfort food snack in my book.
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (gluten, dairy, and refined sugar free)
1 Cup Gluten Free All Purpose Flour- I used Gluten Free Pantry brand
1 Cup certified gluten free oats
2 tsp cinnamon
A pinch of nutmeg
1/2 tsp Baking soda
1/4 tsp Salt 

2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
1 Egg
1/4 Cup Honey
1/2 Cup Unsweetened Applesauce
1/2 Cup of Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips, or you could use regular chocolate chips if you aren’t sensitive to dairy.
Preheat oven to 375°F
Mix together Flour, Oats, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Baking soda, and Salt in a mixer until blended. Then add Vanilla, Applesauce, Honey, and egg. Mix until blended well. Add in Chocolate Chips.
Drop cookies onto cookie sheet covered with parchment paper. Or you can just grease the cookie sheet. You’ll want to flatten the cookies out to give them shape.
Bake for 12 minutes
Gluten Free Oatmeal Cookies~ Sugar Free
Gluten Free Oatmeal Cookies
These little cookies also give your house a nice warm cinnamon smell while baking. How can you not resist?!
For the lattes:
I brewed a dark roast organic coffee.
Heated up soy milk and whisked it until it got frothy.
Simple. And much healthier and cheaper than Starbucks!
Cheers to sweets and coffee!