Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Giant Gluten Free Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

1 Cup dates, pitted (fresh, not dried)
1/3 Cup water
1/2 cup Spectrum non-hydrogenated shortening or Earth Balance (or butter)
1 egg
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1 1/4 cups rolled oats (not instant)
2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup walnuts, blended in a food processor (or ninja) into a course meal

Puree dates and water in a food processor (I used my Ninja blender).  Scrape contents into a mixing bowl.  Add remaining ingredients and mix until flour is incorporated.

Form into patties by hand.  Place on a silpat (or parchment) lined baking sheet.

Preheat oven to 275°

Bake for 28-32 minutes.  (I put both sheets in the oven and rotated every 10 minutes for even distribution)

1 comment:

  1. I love your recipes!! They are yummy, easy, and simple to make.

    But what kind of flour did you use, or what flour works best?? I'm starting to learn about how to be gluten free and cook for me and my kids, but I'm having trouble finding flour that doesn't let me down.