Chocolate Chip Cookies with Oats and Flax

Image © 2009 Liv Gluten-Free

Image © 2009 Liv Gluten-Free

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Oats and Flax
Makes 4 dozen cookies

Of all the gluten-free chocolate chip cookie recipes I’ve tested, so far this is my favorite. I love the chewiness of the oats, and the walnuts hide the metallic flavor you sometimes get from the gluten-free flour.

1 cup gluten-free flour blend (try Bob’s Red Mill)
3 tablespoons flax seed meal
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 egg
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup gluten-free oats
½ cup chopped walnuts

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare greased cookie sheets.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, flax, baking soda, salt, and xanthan gum.

3. In a separate bowl, cream together the butter and the sugar. Add vanilla and egg and combine thoroughly.

4. Fold in the flour mixture, and then add the chocolate chips, oats, and walnuts until just combined.

5. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake 11-12 minutes or until golden around the edges.

6. Remove to a cooling rack. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.


Category: Desserts, Entertaining, Recipes | Tags: , , , 2 comments »

2 Responses to “Chocolate Chip Cookies with Oats and Flax”

  1. Nat E. said:

    I made these cookies and they are so good! Thanks, Liv! I, too, have Celiac Disease and I, too, missed pâte à choux…until I had these cookies.

  2. Eosinophile said:

    Delicious! I used ground flax as the flour, since I wanted to make cookies that were mostly flax. I cooked them for 12 minutes and balled them up well. And no nuts. Yum! So hard to find a wheat and nut free recipe. Most gluten free recipes want you to use nut meal. All the other recipes I have tried made cookies that were tasteless or didn’t look like cookies. Even my husband liked then and had no clue how healthy they were. Thanks for posting, I will make these again!

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