Sometimes you just need a cookie, amiright? I think oatmeal cookies tend to fall in as a fan favorite for me, because you can literally put anything in them. From dried fruit, to chocolate, to nuts and other grains, they're the easiest to put together, with the most health benefits out of a treat. As long as you follow the basic cookie ingredients (you know, the flour, eggs, sweetener, and seasonings) you can add in whatever you'd like to make this the perfect cookie for your liking. Lets get to it.
I find it easiest to make these in a stand mixer - especially because I add in so many 'toppings' it makes it easier to stir up than trying to do by hand. That said, if you don't have a hand mixer, just get out a whisk to start and switch over to a spatula or wooden spoon to add in your mix ins.
Start first by creaming together your eggs, sugar and melted butter (or coconut oil) once thoroughly combined, set aside. You'll then want to mix together in a large bowl the flours and grains. I tend to leave out my mix ins until the end, but you could include them now if its easier. That's things like chocolate, coconut, nuts, etc. Give a quick stir to your dry ingredients, and on a slower setting to your mixer, add in a little at a time to allow them to be fully blended. If you find your batter a little dry, feel free to add in a little maple syrup.
When everything is mixed, get your oven heated to 375 degrees and line a sheet pan with parchment (or grease it with a little spray.) Spoon out dough and roll slightly in hands. Push down lightly onto pan. Bake for about 15-20 minutes until golden brown on the edges and bottom. They're obviously the best when warm!
Your Favorite Oatmeal Cookie (GF/DF)
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15-20 minutes
5 tablespoons butter/coconut oil
2/3 cup coconut sugar
1 cup oats
1/2 cup ground flax
1 cup GF flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shredded coconut
2/3 cup pecans
2/3 cup chocolate chips
1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons maple syrup if dough is dry
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Cream together butter, coconut sugar and egg in a medium sized bowl.
In another bowl, combine the remaining ingredients, and slowly mix into wet ingredients.
Spoon out cookies, roll into a ball and lightly press down onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.
Bake for 15 minutes until golden brown.