No-Bake Oatmeal Cookies, Gluten-free

by autumn on October 29, 2010

These are bake sale cookies; Cookies that you forgot you love. Maybe you think it’s a little lame to be posting a recipe that is a million places on the internet. Consider this less of a recipe and more of a PSA.

First thing’s first: Remember these cookies? They’re ubiquitous, but I am guessing maybe you forgot about them. Maybe pushed them aside for more impressive butter and sugar based treats. 36 hour chocolate chip cookies? Yeah, I’m itching to try those too, but there is also something to be said for the simple and enduring.

These no-bake oatmeal cookies had been on my mind, but without a good gluten-free alternative for quick oats I had pushed them aside. Then, a revelation in Price Chopper.

You see, I was in upstate New York recently and indulged my passion for giant, well-lit supermarkets by visiting Price Chopper for the first time. It didn’t disappoint. Among other wonders, I found Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-free Quick Cooking Oats. I immediately thought of these cookies. (More info on Celiac Disease and Oats here.)

I used the Brown Eyed Baker’s version of this recipe because it was most like how I remembered my mother’s. Of course I subbed gluten-free quick cooking oats for the standard quick oats. But, like I mentioned, there are plenty of versions of this recipe. Find one that makes you think of someone who once made you cookies.

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