Gluten Free Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chips are a favorite of ours
Peanut Butter Bash is a monthly dessert challenge that uses peanut butter and a “mystery” ingredient. Each month the “mystery ingredient” changes. Yes, group members are told about the ingredient in advance.
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January’s challenge: The special mystery ingredient is oatmeal! Oatmeal and peanut butter got me thinking…
For my contribution to January’s Peanut Butter Bash, I chose to make my Uncle Byron’s Oatmeal Cookies that can be found in my book, The Gluten-Free Way: My Way.
Normally, I make this recipe with Crasins and chocolate chip cookies as it is in my book.
Since this is for the Peanut Butter Bash, I used both chocolate chips as well as Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips. I had planned on adding the Crasins. Unfortunately, we are out. So, I added extra chocolate chips. I used just 1/4 cup of the Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips so that the peanut butter did not overwhelm the oatmeal.
Here is the recipe for the Gluten Free Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chips.
- ½ cup shortening or butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup (140 grams) gluten-free flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 2 Tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla
- 1 large egg
- 1-1/2 cups gluten-free quick cooking oats
- ½ cup nuts (optional)
- ½ cup raisins or Crasins (optional)
- ¼ cup gluten-free chocolate chips
- ¼ cup Reese's Peanut Butter Chips
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Lightly grease cookie sheet (or use a silicone baking mat).
- Cream together the shortening and brown sugar.
- Add all dry ingredients except for the oats.
- Mix well.
- Add the milk, vanilla, and egg. (Do not over beat.)
- After all is mixed well, add in oats and raisins (Crasins, chocolate chips, Reese's Peanut Butter Chips, or nuts).
- Spoon rounded teaspoons of cookie dough onto a greased cookie sheet.
Note 2: Dairy free milk and butter may be used. Cookies may be slightly different in color due to the differences in consistencies of milk.
Note 3: May be made egg free using an egg substitute.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family does.
Remember, gluten free does not have to equal taste free.
Please share with those that love peanut butter using #peanutbutterbash. Come join us for our monthly Peanut Butter Bash fun. I look forward to seeing what you create in the next Peanut Butter Bash adventure!