Gluten Free Mama’s Egg Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is Mama’s favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie!  What’s great about it too, not only is it easy to make, it’s moist, has oatmeal for added nutrition and texture and it’s EGG FREE!  I am always getting asked about egg free cookies or recipes.  I make this and bring it to most of my GF Trade Shows and it is always a hit.  It is also so easy to make that the kids or I will make it for school parties, church potlucks and just to have an extra fresh baked goodie on the counter.  You can also make it dairy free by using your choice of dairy free margarine.  I like to use Spectrum buttery sticks or Nuceo brand.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (Egg Free) (Dairy Free Option)

Ingredients

1 3/4 cups Mama’s Almond or Coconut Blend Flour
1 cup gluten free oats*
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. xanthan gum

3/4 cup butter, or dairy free margarine (Spectrum buttery sticks, Nuceo)
1 cup sugar
2 Tbsp. molasses
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup applesauce

1 1/2 cups Chocolate Chips (Dairy free use dairy free chocolate chips, Enjoy Life is a good brand)

Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium bowl, combine Mama’s Almond or Coconut Blend Flour, oats, baking soda, salt and xanthan gum. Mix and set aside.

In a mixing bowl, cream butter with sugar and molasses. Add vanilla and applesauce, mix well. Scrape down sides off bowl.

Pour in half of flour mixture and mix until combined then repeat with remaining flour. Stir in chocolate chips.

Using a 1 inch cookie scoop, drop dough 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 12-14 minutes. Allow to rest on cookie sheet for 2 sbefore removing to cooling rack.

GFM Tip 1: For a chewy cookie take out right at 12 minutes. For a crisper cookie cook for 14 minutes. Ovens may vary so watch carefully.

GFM Tip 2: Gluten Free Oats: You can get gluten free oats at www.glutenfreeoats.com, and Bob’s Red Mill www.bobsredmill.com

GFM Tip 3: Mama’s likes to bake her cookies on the center rack in oven.  However, if you want to speed up the baking process, bake two sheets at a time, using the second racks just above and just below the center rack.