February 14, 2011
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Valentine’s Day is not a big event at our house this year. My teenage boys are not particularly into getting valentines from mom and dad anymore, and my husband and I have had enough Valentine’s together that we don’t feel the need to spend money in order to say “I love you.” We express our love to each other all the time. I know, it’s not romantic, but this year we’re not giving cards or flowers, or other gifts. We’ll spend time together, have a nice salmon dinner, and enjoy a homemade treat. I plan on making raw brownies. Something like this or this.
I do love my readers, but I don’t tell you that every day. I apologize for not having a great chocolaty treat recipe for you or even a round up of recipes. I do have a Rudi’s bread giveaway going on and there will be another giveaway posted tomorrow, so be sure to check back.
These cookies contain chocolate chips. Maybe that makes them Valentine’s Day worthy. If not, they are great for every other day of the year. They are thick cookies, but not necessarily chewy. They still have a crunch to them. I personally love oats in my chocolate chip cookies. I love the flavor and texture as well as the added nutrition.
So here’s my sort of Valentine’s recipe for all my dearly loved blog readers!
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies (Gluten & Dairy Free)Preheat oven to 375°
- 1/2 c. brown rice flour
- 1/2 c. millet flour
- 3/4 c. potato starch
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 3/4 tsp. xanthan gum
- 1/2 c. brown sugar
- 1/2 c. white sugar
- 1/2 c. (1 stick) Earth Balance buttery sticks (or butter)
- 1/2 c. Spectrum organic shortening
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 2 1/2 c. gluten-free oats
- 2 c. chocolate chips (I used dairy free Ghirardelli Chips)
Drop spoonfuls of dough onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes. Cool for a minute on the pan, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
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Happy Valentine's to you, too! I feel the love all time as a GFH reader. :-)
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