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The Best Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

No one will be able to tell this Gluten Free Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies recipe isn't made with traditional flour! Chewy and delicious.

Some things you just don't learn to appreciate until you're older! For me, this Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies recipe is one of those things. My Mom always made classic Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, but I never gave them a chance.

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A close up photo of a hand holding an oatmeal raisin cookie

But as an adult (and a food blogger), I learned I was missing out! I love a chewy cookie, and this great recipe delivers. And, I've adapted it to be gluten-free!

I put these delicious cookies on our cookie trays for Christmas this year, and they were the first to go! And, not a single person knew they were gluten free.

Baked GF Oatmeal Raisin Cookies on a cooling rack

I adapted my classic recipe for oatmeal raisin cookies with the help of my favorite gluten free baking flour. After a lot of experimenting with all the things (oat flour, xanthan gum, almond flour, etc.), to come up with an awesome gluten free flour substitute, I officially gave up! It was never as delicious. Now, I use Bob's Red Mill 1:1 Gluten Free Flour blend.

A mixing bowl full of cookie dough

This is NOT an ad, it's just what I use! I've found it is the best all-around substitute for all-purpose flour. My son and husband can't tell the difference when I use it!

A photo of gluten free oatmeal cookies with milk

Recipe Substitutions and Adaptations:

  • Gluten-Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies: Not a raisin lover? Substitute chocolate chips for the raisins Honestly, I can't decide which I like better!
  • If you need to omit eggs you can make a flax egg, or use this egg substitute.
  • Turn this recipe into Gluten-Free Monster Cookies by adding ½ cup of M&M's to the batter.
  • I like old fashioned oats for this recipe, but use what you have! Quick oats will work just fine.
a photo of gluten free oatmeal cookie dough balls on a baking sheet

Storage

Store leftover cookies in an airtight container on the counter (at room temperature) for up to one week.

A close up photo of a hand holding a gluten free oatmeal raisin cookie

Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Yield: 18-24 cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 19 minutes

No one will be able to tell this Gluten Free Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies recipe isn't made with traditional flour! These chewy oatmeal cookies are packed with juicy raisins and gluten-free oats,

Ingredients

Wet ingredients:

  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • ⅓ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract

Dry Ingredients:

Add-ins:

  • ½ cup raisins
  • 1.5 cups old fashioned oats

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a baking sheet and set aside while you mix the dough.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add butter and sugar. Cream together until well combined. 
  3. Add egg and vanilla extract, and stir well to combine. 
  4. In a separate large bowl, add flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Whisk to combine. 
  5. Slowly add the flour mixture to the creamed butter mixture and fold with a rubber spatula to combine. 
  6. Add oats and raisin, fold gently to combine.
  7. Drop cookie dough balls onto a greased cookie sheet in heaping tablespoons.
  8. Bake 9-11 minutes until the cookies just start to show a hint of golden brown. 
  9. Remove from the oven and allow to rest on the cookie sheet for 1-2 minutes.
  10. Remove to a wire rack to cool. 
  11. Serve warm with a big glass of milk!

Notes

Most oats are naturally gluten free, but check to make sure your oats are certified gluten free before using them.

These are chewy cookies with crispy edges. For softer cookies take 1-2 minutes off the bake time.

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