Sunday, July 4, 2010

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

I recently took these cookies to a baby shower. Let's just say they were a hit!
Tons of chocolate chips, oats and a packet of vanilla pudding, these cookies are a sweet success!
(If you are making these, non-GF, use regular flour and omit the xanthan gum).

This will make a lot of cookies, about 7 dozen, but they will disappear fast.
The secret I have found to making good cookies is to really, really cream together the butter and sugars. It takes some time, but well worth it. Another trick I have learned is to let the butter soften to room temp. instead of using the microwave.

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla
3 cups GF oats
1 1/2 cups GF mix
1 1/2 t. xanthan gum
1 packet (3.4 oz) instant vanilla pudding mix
1 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
2 cups (12 oz, or 1 bag) semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts/pecans, optional
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the oats, flour, xanthan gum, pudding mix, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks.


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