I had a cookie craving last Thursday evening, but didn't want to spend a lot of time making them. I couldn't decide between oatmeal raisin or chocolate chip so I decided to combine both and make a simple cookie with a lot of flavor. These cookies look dark due to the brown sugar and cinnamon, but they were so moist and chewy, not dry or crumbly in the least.
CHEWY OATMEAL RAISIN CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES (gluten-free of course)
1/4 Stick (2 tbs.) unsalted butter
1/4 c. natural unsweetened applesauce
2/3 c. lt. brown sugar, packed
1/2 tsp. vanilla
3/4 c. gluten-free flour blend (1/4 c. tapioca flour, 1/8 c. potato starch, 1/8 c. arrowroot starch, 1/8c. sorghum flour, 1/8 c. oat flour)
1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1-1/2 c. old-fashioned gluten-free oats
3/4 c. raisins
1/2 c. chopped walnuts
1/2 - 3/4 c. chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream butter, applesauce, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. In a medium sized bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Gradually add flour mixture to wet mixture until well combined. Add oats, stirring well. Add raisins, walnuts, and chocolate chips. Using two spoons, drop batter onto parchment lined baking sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes until golden brown.