Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cookies

Today, this Nonnie is sharing a brand new recipe for Gluten-Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. If you follow me on social media, you know that I’ve been blowing up my Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter accounts with posts of our new little grandson. I can’t help it. He’s just so cute!

Anyway, since LittleMan was born, my nurture instincts have kicked into high gear and for me, part of nurturing is to feed people. It’s been a little hectic the past couple of weeks so I haven’t spent very much time in the kitchen other than to throw some quick meals together and we were all having some comfort food withdrawals. So yesterday I decided to bake some of our favorite traditional Chocolate Chip Cookies.

LittleMan and his Mommy & Daddy are staying with us for a few days and since his Mommy is gluten intolerant, I realized that she wouldn’t be able to eat our cookies so I found some gluten-free oatmeal from Trader Joe’s in the pantry and discovered that it had a gluten-free cookie recipe right on the package. Obviously, I can’t take credit for this recipe but I can certainly share it with you. They are absolutely delicious!

The only thing I did differently from the recipe printed on the package was omitted the nuts and pressed the cookies down slightly before baking them because I wasn’t sure home much they would spread out. They turned out perfect!

I hope you enjoy the recipe as much as we have.

 

 

 

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Print Recipe
Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cookies
Soft, chewy and delicious! Gluten-free never tasted so good.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Sweets
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 10-12 Minutes
Servings
Cookies
Ingredients
Course Dessert
Cuisine Sweets
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 10-12 Minutes
Servings
Cookies
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine sugar, brown sugar and softened butter and beat until fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla and baking soda and mix well. Add peanut butter and mix. Stir in oats, chocolate chips and nuts (optional).
  3. Place each rounded teaspoon full of dough on cookie sheet about two inches apart. Press each cookie down slightly. Bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly brown around the edges.
  4. Remove from oven. Cool slightly on cookie sheet then move cookies onto paper towels or parchment paper to cool completely.

Old Fashioned Devil’s Food Cake

 

When my mom passed away, one thing I made sure to keep was her set of Woman’s Day Cookbooks from the early 1970’s. They were a collection earned from a grocery store with Bluechip Stamps. Anyone remember those or am I the only old person here? Anyway, there are twenty-six books in all which means it took her twenty-six weeks to collect them!  They are in very rough condition and when I use them, I do so carefully!

The other day we were craving chocolate cake so I pulled out one of those cookbooks and found the most delicious Devil’s Food Cake recipe which I’m sharing with you today! Trust me, if you like chocolate cake, you won’t be disappointed! In fact, I think this is going to be my new go-to chocolate cake recipe! YUM!

 

 

Print Recipe
Old Fashioned Devil’s Food Cake
Course Dessert
Cuisine Sweets
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
slices
Ingredients
Course Dessert
Cuisine Sweets
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
slices
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Melt chocolate in top portion of a double boiler. Set aside, cool. Cream butter with mixer; add sugar gradually, beating well until light and fluffy. Add vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in chocolate. Sift together dry ingredients and add alternately with buttermilk, beating until smooth. Stir in water.
  2. Pour into two 9 inch layer pans that have been greased and lined with parchment paper.
  3. Bake in a preheated oven (375F) for about 25 minutes. Turn out onto racks and peel off the paper. Cool and frost with your favorite chocolate frosting.

For the Love of Food

I am a Foodie by birth. Both of my grandmothers were Foodies and my momma was a Foodie, so really, I didn’t have a choice but to be one too!

My fraternal grandma had nine children so I think that she became a Foodie out of necessity. When I was small, three of her children still lived at home and I remember her always being in the kitchen. She would get up early in the morning to make breakfast for my grandfather (which usually involved homemade flour tortillas) and to prepare and pack his lunch for the day. Then when the children (teens by this time) would get up, she would make breakfast for them. After they would go to school, grandma would do some cleaning and various other chores, watch a “novella” or two, then by late afternoon she would be back in the kitchen preparing dinner. By the time the dishes were washed and put away and everyone had eaten their dessert (usually a bowl of ice cream) it would be “late” at night.

Even as I got older, grandma was always in the kitchen. Everyone knew that if you were going to her house for a visit, you had better make sure you were hungry. And even if you weren’t, you’d better be prepared to eat anyway! I can’t recall ever going to her house and not eating while I was there.

My maternal grandma, I believe, was a Foodie by choice. She simply loved food and loved cooking. After their children were grown, my grandparents opened a restaurant in northern California. I’m not sure how long they had the restaurant (it was before I was born) but I remember hearing stories about it. And when Gram spoke about it, she did so with fondness. “It was hard work,” she would say. “But we met some good people along the way.”

 

After my grandfather passed away, Gram began working in a school cafeteria. She eventually became the head “lunch lady” and worked directly with the school nutritionist to create delicious, healthy meals. When I was thirteen I was able to go to work with her during the Summer School program and help out in the kitchen. I was amazed at how much food they had to prepare! And even more amazing was the fact that they made almost everything from scratch. That same summer Gram was asked to cook for a church family camp that was taking place at one of the local lakes. She took me along to help. I learned a lot that summer and I treasure the time I spent with her.

Even after retirement, Gram continued her kitchen activities. Every year for Christmas she would bake dozens upon dozens of various kinds of cookies and goodies. Then she would divide them into tins and containers she had collected throughout the year and every household in her family (along with many of her friends) would receive a container full of her delicious creations. To this day, at Christmas time, my (adult) children still ask me to make Great-Grams Molasses Crinkles! (I will share the recipe in another post).

Just before she passed away, Gram gave me her recipe cards. Every so often I take them out and look through them just to feel the nearness of her spirit.

 

As for my momma, well, she was a Foodie for Love’s sake. Meaning, she cooked because she loved to and because everything she prepared was done so with love. I think that my being a Foodie stems mostly from the comfort of the love that she so generously poured into everything she did.

My passion for cooking encompasses all three of these wonderful women. I have cooked out of necessity, I have owned my own cafe, baking is my favorite, nutrition plays an important role in my cooking (sometimes) and I put a heaping amount of love into everything I do.

I am proud to be a Foodie.

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