Melt in your mouth gluten free cookies

I adapted this cookie recipe from SimplySugarAndGlutenFree.comand they are awesome!  I discovered this delightful website after being told I may have Celiac Disease.  After receiving this bit of news, I immediately sought solace in Google which took me to thousands of websites and blogs about the illness and the gluten free lifestyle.  Nice to know I’m not alone! What a popular subject.  Fortunately, there are so many great resources and recipes for gluten free baking.  The other bit of good news is that it is actually pretty easy to cook gluten free as many whole foods don’t contain gluten.  Baking — and dining out — will be the real challenges.

Awesome Gluten-Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Awesome Gluten-Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I see a specialist in January to confirm the diagnosis.  In the meantime, I have a great excuse to experiment baking without gluten.  I took this delicious recipe and modified it ever so slightly.  I used maple syrup and maple sugar instead of agave nectar and coconut sugar.  I substituted chocolate chips for the raisins (not a huge fan).  These cookies are going fast.

Awesome Gluten-Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
No flour, no refined sugar. Yes flavor!

Ingredients:
1 cup creamy roasted almond butter
¼ cup maple syrup (or agave nectar)
2 tablespoons maple (or coconut) sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¾ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon sea salt
½ cup gluten-free rolled oats
½ cup Enjoy Life (or whatever brand you like) semi-sweet chocolate mini-chips

Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. You’ll two of them.
  2. Use an electric mixer to combine almond butter, agave nectar, sugar, eggs, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.  Stir in the oats and chips by hand.
  3. Scoop dough onto the baking sheets using a tablespoon or medium sized cookie scoop.
  4. Bake for 11-12 minutes.  These cook fast so you may want to check them around 9 minutes.
  5. Allow to cool before devouring.

Makes about 24 cookies.
Preparation time: 15 minute(s)
Cooking time: 12 minute(s)

You can find the original recipe here: http://simplysugarandglutenfree.com/flourless-oatmeal-raisin-cookies/

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