Gluten-free Oatmeal Cookies, or Trail Mix Cookies

Not sure what to call these. The long name would be Oatmeal Pepitas Coconut Currant Cookies, but that seems like a mouthful. There is such a thing as too much description.

About a year ago, my pal DL got obsessed with a cookie they had at Meat Cheese Bread. DL told the baker how much he worshipped said cookies and the baker scratched out the recipe for him on a napkin. I LOVE YOU, MR. BAKER!!!

I have modified the recipe for gluten-freedom. If you make these with wheat flour, omit one of the eggs and the xanthan gum and bake at 375 instead of 350.

Oatmeal Cookies (with Pepitas, Coconut, and Currants)

Preheat oven to 350F.

Cream together:

1/2 c butter

3/4 c dark brown sugar, packed

1/2 t salt

Beat in:

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1/2 t baking soda mixed in 1 T warm water

1 t vanilla extract

Mix together and then beat in:

2/3 c Bob’s Red Mill all-purpose gluten-free flour

1 t xanthan gum

Fold in:

1 1/2 c rolled oats (gluten-free)

1/2 c toasted pumpkin seeds (tamari pumpkin seeds work great)

1/2 c sweet shredded coconut

1/2 c currants

Drop by the heaping tablespoon onto a very lightly greased baking sheet. Bake for 12-14 mins. Cool on a rack and devour. Actually, these are even better as ice cream sandwiches with Straus’ vanilla flavor. Wowsers.

Oatmeal cookies on a cooling rack

Mmmmm...

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3 Comments

Filed under cookies, Cooking, food, gluten-free, pepitas, Recipes

3 responses to “Gluten-free Oatmeal Cookies, or Trail Mix Cookies

  1. I like the picture that you have here. I don’t know if it’s the lighting or what, but the cookies looks so rustic, chewy, and stick-to-your-ribs delicious.

    And I hope that you have loads of fun in France! I have a friend who be backpacking across Europe this summer, and I am burning with envy ;p You must do something wonderfully French while you’re there. Like…eat at some strange corner cafe at dusk ;]

  2. mjennings26

    Thanks, fatty! Now that you mention it, they are kind of stick-to-your-ribs, but full of good things, so that won’t hurt.

    Yes, I plan to do some very French things. My idea is something like: drink cognac and smoke a cigarette (two things I never do) while at that dark cafe, scribbling in my journal.

    Thanks for stopping by! Your “wedding cake” looked fun!

  3. Oh YES, that journal is a must! Maybe strut down a random street in heels as well…

    And thanks ;D

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