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Six oatmeal raisin cookies on a white surface
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Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are easy to make soft, chewy oatmeal cookies filled with plump raisins. You wouldn't guess they are gluten free!
Course Dessert or snack
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten free, gluten free baking, gluten free cookies, Gluten free oatmeal raisin cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 20 cookies
Calories 136kcal
Author Isabel Laessig

Equipment

  • Stand mixer or handheld beater
  • Tablespoon or cookie scoop

Ingredients

  • 1 stick unsalted butter (about ½ cup)
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract optional
  • ½ cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons gluten-free baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 ½ cups whole rolled oats

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 flat baking trays with baking paper.
    Using a stand mixer or hand-held beater, beat 1 stick softened butter and ½ cup brown sugar until creamy. Make sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl regularly.
    Beat in 1 egg and 1 tsp. vanilla if using until smooth.
    Mixing the butter and sugar in a bowl for gluten free oatmeal raisin cookies
  • Fold in ½ cup gluten-free all-purpose flour, 2 tsp. gluten-free baking powder, 1 tsp. ground cinnamon and 1 cup raisins, then finally fold through 2 ½ cups whole rolled oats.
    Four images showing steps for gluten-free oatmeal raisin cookies: folding in flour, folding in raisins, folding in oats, and mixing it all together with oats
  • Shape heaped tablespoons of mixture or use a cookie scoop and place on the trays about 1 ½ inches apart.
    Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden. Cool on trays for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!
    Oatmeal raisin cookies on a tray before baking

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Notes

  1. For best results you should always weigh ingredients like flour and sugar. Kitchen scales are relatively cheap but if you can’t weigh the ingredients, use the spoon and level method (don’t scoop).
  2. Use brown sugar when making these gluten free oatmeal raisin cookies. Brown sugar has a bolder flavor and higher moisture content than regular sugar, which adds to both the moistness and chewiness of the cookies. It also enhances the butteriness (technical term, of course!). You can use light or dark brown sugar.

Nutrition

Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 147mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 0.9mg