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Holiday Cookie and Treat Recipes

I’m not much for holiday tradition. I don’t sacrifice a tree. Christmas music is as enjoyable to me as nails scraping across a chalkboard. And, any ugly sweater I wear can be attributed to my poor fashion sense rather than a holiday joke. Can I get a bah humbug? Well, my heart is not totally black. I do feel some holiday warmth when it comes to baking. I love mixing up new twists on classics, like gluten free or vegan versions of favorite recipes like peanut butter cookies and chocolate brownies. Here’s to finding sweetness in the season. Happy(ish) Holidays to all!Oat Flour Peanut Butter CookieOat Flour Peanut Butter Cookies

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Vegan Oatmeal Apple Crisp Easy Vegan Apple Crisp

Gluten Free Molasses Spice Cookies Recipe

Molasses Spice Cookie
Yes, the world does need another cookie recipe. We’re talking chewy molasses cookies with spices like ginger, cinnamon and cloves. Made with virgin coconut oil and gluten free oat flour, it’s a good cookie to share. And share I did! I made these Gluten Free Molasses Spice Cookies for The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap. I baked, packaged and sent a dozen cookies to 3 bloggers across the country. In turn, I was sent 3 boxes of amazing gluten free cookies. The best part? The program is a fundraiser for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.

Gluten Free Molasses Spice Cookie Recipe
3 cups gluten free oat flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
1 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup melted virgin coconut oil (liquid)
1/4 cup mild-flavored molasses
1 egg
Granulated sugar

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, stir together oat flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, beat brown sugar, coconut oil, molasses and egg with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Beat in flour mixture, half at a time, until soft dough forms. Cover and refrigerate for 30 to 60 minutes until dough is stiff enough to shape into balls. (If dough becomes too stiff, let stand at room temperature to soften.)

Shape dough by a slightly rounded small cookie scoop or measuring tablespoon into balls. Dip tops into granulated sugar. Place balls, sugared sides up, about 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheet.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until cookies are browned and appear set. Cool 5 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely. Store, tightly covered, at room temperature.

Makes about 42 cookies

Tips:
-For gluten free cookies, be sure to use oat flour that is gluten free such as Bob’s Red Mill. (Not all oat flour is gluten free.) Since products can change, be sure to read package labels to make sure all ingredients are gluten free.
-To measure the oat flour, stir to break up any lumps and then heavily spoon and mound the flour into a measuring cup and use the back of a knife to level off the top.
-The dough is soft and needs to be refrigerated to firm up enough to roll into balls. I like to chill the dough and then portion and roll the balls all at once. I bake 1 sheet of cookies at a time, and pop the cookie dough balls back into the refrigerator between baking batches of cookies.
-Don’t crowd the cookie sheet. I bake 12 cookies on a large cookie sheet.

GF Ginger Cookies
More oat flour cookie recipes
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Peanut Butter Cookies
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Gluten Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Gluten Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip CookieI couldn’t resist posting one more oat flour cookie recipe. This time, I doubled down on the oats by using both oat flour and old fashioned rolled oats in these chocolate chip cookies.

Gluten Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe (oat flour)
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt or fine sea salt
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla
1 1/2 cups gluten free oat flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
1 cup gluten free old fashioned rolled oats
1 cup gluten free dark chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

In a large mixing bowl beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking soda and salt with an electric mixer until well mixed. Beat in the egg and vanilla until combined. Beat in the oat flour. Stir in the rolled oats and chocolate chips.

Use a small cookie scoop or a rounded measuring tablespoon to drop cookie dough mounds 2 inches apart on parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until cookies are light brown. Cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.

Makes about 30 cookies

Tips:
-For gluten free cookies, be sure to use oat flour that is gluten free such as Bob’s Red Mill. (Not all oat flour is gluten free.) Since products can change, be sure to read package labels to make sure all ingredients are gluten free.
-To measure the oat flour, stir to break up any lumps and then heavily spoon and mound the flour into a measuring cup and use the back of a knife to level off the top.
-Don’t crowd the cookie sheet. I bake 12 cookies on a large cookie sheet.
Gluten Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip CookiesMore oat flour cookie recipes:
Oat Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
Oat Flour Peanut Cookies

Oat Flour Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

Oat Flour Peanut Butter CookieA few weeks back I posted a banana muffin recipe made with oat flour. I really like the flavor and texture of baked goods made with oat flour, so I’ve been doing all sorts or recipe testing. (Hint: oat flour banana bread, chocolate chip cookies and chocolate brownies coming soon!)
Oat Flour PB Cookie DoughBut for now, let’s focus on these peanut butter cookies. They taste very much like a traditional peanut butter cookie made with all-purpose wheat flour, but are a bit heartier and slightly less sweet. They are also a bit more difficult to shape than traditional wheat flour cookies. The dough is soft, and needs to be refrigerated before rolling into balls and flattening with a fork. The key is to use enough flour (don’t be a wimpy measurer!) and have patience. A delicious peanut butter cookie will be your reward.
Oat Flour Peanut Butter Cookie
Oat Flour Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 large egg
1 1/2 cups oat flour (gluten free, if needed)
Granulated sugar

In a large mixing bowl beat butter and peanut butter with an electric mixer until well mixed. Add the 1/3 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in the egg until combined. Beat in the oat flour. (Dough will be soft.)

Use a small cookie scoop or a rounded measuring tablespoon to portion cookie dough mounds onto a parchment paper lined baking pan or tray. Cover with plastic wrap and chill dough at least 1 hour or until easy to handle.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Roll chilled cookie dough mounds into balls. Working in batches, dip tops in additional granulated sugar. Place balls 2 inches apart on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Using the tines of a fork dipped in additional granulated sugar, flatten balls by making crisscross marks on top. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until cookies are light brown. Let cookies cool completely on cookie sheet. (Cookies are fragile when warm, so be sure to let them cool on the cookie sheet.)

Makes about 30 cookies

Tips:
-The dough is soft and needs to be refrigerated. If you have problems making a crisscross pattern with a fork, you can flatten the cookies with the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar.
-Pop the cookie dough balls back into the refrigerator between baking batches of cookies.
-Don’t crowd the cookie sheet. I bake 12 cookies on a large cookie sheet.
-Be sure to let the baked cookies cool completely on the pan or they will crumble and you will be sad :(
-I’ve made these cookies several times, testing oat flour amounts ranging from 1 1/4 cups to 1 3/4 cups. With less flour the cookies are chewy, and the dough is very difficult to work with. With more flour, the cookies are crisper and are easier to shape but they can eat slightly dry. I found that I preferred the texture of the baked cookie when I used 1 1/2 cups flour. To measure, I stir the oat flour to break up any lumps and then heavily spoon and mound the flour into a measuring cup and use the back of a knife to level off the top.
-I used a no-stir natural creamy peanut butter. Peanut butter that has oil that separates may not work as well in these cookies.
-The cookies can be made gluten free by using oat flour that is gluten free such as Bob’s Red Mill. (Not all oat flour is gluten free.) Since products can change, be sure to read package labels to make sure all ingredients are gluten free.

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies