These gluten free oatmeal cookies are chewy yet crispy and filled with melty chocolate chips. They’re made in one bowl, nut free and even dairy free.
Not sure why it has taken my over two and a half years of blogging to share one of the most basic cookie recipes ever, but here we are! These gluten free oatmeal cookies are a classic made completely gluten free!
They’re crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and loaded with chocolate chips. They’re made in one bowl, ready to eat in less than an hour and taste just like a classic.
Oats are naturally gluten free, but if you have Celiac like me or are cooking for someone with Celiac, make sure you buy certified gluten free oats since they are often contaminated with gluten during harvesting or processing.
Step 1: In a large mixing bowl or bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and both sugars for about 1 minute. Beat in the vanilla and egg.
Step 2: Fold in the dry ingredients, making sure to spoon and level the flour, don’t scoop from the bag. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Step 3: Place the dough in the fridge to set for 30 minutes.
Step 4: Scoop the dough into balls and place on a baking sheet with parchment paper. Bake for 10-14 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
They will continue to harden as they cool, so avoid leaving them in for too long if you like them chewy. They may seem underbaked when they first come out, but I promise they will firm up!
Step 5: When they come out of the oven, take a round cookie cutter and scoot around the edge of the cookie to create a perfect circle. Let cool completely, then sprinkle with salt flakes and enjoy!
Rolled vs. Quick Oats
I have tested this recipe with both rolled/old fashioned oats and quick oats, and much prefer the taste and texture using all quick oats.
You can use a combination of both, or all one and all the other, but if you use any amount of rolled oats, the cookies will spread a bit more since they don’t absorb as much from the wet ingredients.
Rolled oats and quick oats all come from the same thing, but quick oats are cut into finer pieces and steamed for longer which gives them a finer texture. Be sure to buy certified gluten free as needed!
Can I make them vegan?
Since there is only one egg in these cookies, you can likely sub for 3 tablespoons of apple sauce or 1 flax egg with no problem. Or, just try my vegan oatmeal cookies instead!
Frequently asked questions
How long do they keep? Once prepared, these gluten free oatmeal cookies will keep at room temperature for about 3 days. I like to warm them up in the microwave so the chocolate gets nice and melty before eating!
Can I make them refined sugar free? You can, but I don’t recommend it. If you want, you can use coconut sugar in place of brown sugar, but I don’t recommend subbing the white sugar for anything else. I have a healthy oatmeal cookie recipe in my ebook if you are interested!
Can I use raisins instead? Definitely! If you don’t want to use chocolate chips, feel free to use raisins or combination of both. I also love using blueberries to make these more of a breakfast cookie.
Can I use almond flour? No, these cookies call for gluten free all purpose flour, which cannot be replaced with any other type of flour. Make sure your blend contains xanthan gum!
More cookies to try!
- Gluten Free Brownie Cookies
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Salted Cowboy Cookies
- Gluten Free Sugar Cookies
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Gluten Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
by: claire cary
- ½ cup room temperature butter dairy free or regular
- ½ cup white sugar
- ⅔ cup dark brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- In a large mixing bowl or bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and both sugars for about 1 minute.
- Beat in the vanilla and egg.
- Fold in the dry ingredients, making sure to spoon and level the flour, don't scoop from the bag. Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Place the dough in the fridge to set for 30 minutes.
- During the final 10 or so minutes, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- use a medium cookie scoop to scoop the dough in about 2 tablespoon balls. Because of the nature of oats, the dough may seem kind of crumbly, so try to smoosh the dough ball in your hand to pack everything in.
- Press a few extra chocolate chips on top.
- Bake for 10-14 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. They will continue to harden as they cool, so avoid leaving them in for too long if you like them chewy.
- When they come out of the oven, take a round cookie cutter and scoot around the edge of the cookie to create a perfect circle. Let cool completely, then sprinkle with salt flakes and enjoy!