Foodie Friends, you know we all have time on our hands these days.
And, you all know how I like to spend my time.
IN THE KITCHEN!
This post is simply me sharing a great recipe with you all… and you do not have to be gluten-free to enjoy it.
Gluten free baking is not something I have on the menu in the Kitchen. That doesn’t mean I won’t try a gluten free recipe and help a friend out with a special treat. I have to say, I haven’t met a gluten free recipe I haven’t liked !
This time, I was just hungry for oatmeal cookies and had a bag of Trader Joe’s Rolled Oats in the pantry. I didn’t notice the words “gluten free” in the recipe, until I looked at the ingredients and noticed something missing….
I read the ingredients list twice and didn’t see any FLOUR listed. HMMM, I thought. Let’s give it a try! They were moist, chewy and oh… a delicious secret ingredient and flavor surprise- peanut butter!
Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Oatmeal Cookie Recipe
1/4 cup butter (softened)
1 1/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup sugar
3 cups Trader Joe’s Rolled Oats
3/4 cup brown sugar
8 ounces chocolate chips (I added more than what recipe called for! )
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup peanut butter
**original recipe called for 1/2 cup sunflower seeds or chopped nuts , I omitted those but if you like them in your cookies, go for it!
Preheat oven to 350 . In large bowl, combine the butter and sugars until creamy . Add eggs, vanilla, and baking soda and mix well. Add peanut butter and mix. Now is the time to add your “mix ins” like the chocolate chips, seeds and nuts.
Place a teaspoon full of dough about 2 inches apart on a parchment lined cookie sheet (or lightly grease if you don’t have parchment paper).
Bake 10-12 mins until lightly brown around edges. Yields about 3-4 dozen cookies, depending on thickness.
So there you have it. Go bake yourself happy!