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Wonderful gluten-free oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips

A classic cookie made gluten-free.

I suppose you could argue that one oatmeal cookie recipe is enough. I mean, how many oatmeal cookie recipes does a person need? To this I answer, at least two. Why? Well, first you have one with raisins (my oatmeal raisin cookies here). Raisins give oatmeal cookies that old school chewy sneaky nutrition boost. They’re old fashioned and comfy cozy.

Kinda like spending one of those Saturday afternoons at your Aunt Martha’s house, chillin’. Watching Mr. Rogers and laying on the floor with a pile of coloring books. Coloring outside the lines with a beat up box of Crayolas.

Wishing the silver crayon was more than a lonely nub.


And right at that nub lamenting moment she’d bring you a plate of cookies.

Truth is, I never had an Aunt Martha.

But I did have a chain smoking platinum blond babysitter who liked martinis a little too much. Or maybe it was gin and tonic. There was ice in the glass.

If I was lucky enough to scrounge up a coloring book and some crayons, I would hide behind the sofa. I didn’t want to hear her opinion on pantyhose or how you could tell a woman’s age by looking at her knees.

I’d wait out the tedious afternoon without cookies. If I was lucky, I might be handed a cup of grape Kool-Aid. Or a Melmac bowl of Cheetos.


Perhaps that’s why I’m not a fan of raisins in oatmeal cookies. I carry no comforting raisiny memories, though I appreciate their fine qualities- in an abstract, theoretical sense.

No, I’m more of a chocolate chip oatmeal cookie kind of girl. Especially when said cookies are warm and the chips are melty. Chocolate makes everything right with the world.

So here’s oatmeal cookie recipe number two. Bake some up this week.


I say, be your own Aunt Martha.


Karina
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