These cookies hold a very dear place in my heart. They were my mother’s go-to cookies. The ones she would bake every time she knew when company was coming over. Mom had these gluten-free oatmeal chocolate chip cookies on lock and I know you’re going to love them as much as I did and still do!
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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Memories
Hoisting my sisters and me up on the kitchen counter, my mother would place a large mixing bowl in the middle and hand each a spoon. I can distinctly remember her melting the margarine squares in the microwave and pouring the amber-colored butter substitute over the sugar.
We would take turns mixing as she added the flour and oats. Always saving the best for last, she generously poured in the chocolate chips, never actually measuring them. Mix, mix, mix. Snitch, snitch, snitch. My sisters and I giggled away as we mixed up these gluten-free oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.
Next came my favorite part: scooping up the cookie dough with our little spoons and rolling it up into a cookie ball. Bless her heart, my mom would let us do this until our hands were tired or our bellies were full of oatmeal cookie dough. Into the oven, these little rounds of delicious cookie dough went.
Gluten-Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Magic
Three pairs of watchful eyes would hover in front of that white kitchen oven and wait expectantly as the cookies were baked. A joyful buzz would soon fill the kitchen and our ears letting us know cookies were soon ready to be devoured.
My mother didn’t have a cooling rack so she would cover almost every counter surface in our tiny little kitchen with baked cookies. I can only imagine how many were quietly stolen when her back was turned.
And that moment, oh that sweet moment, the first bite. I still get that very same feeling when I bite into one of these gluten-free chocolate chip oatmeal cookies today.
I scrounged and I scrounged until I found her recipe and with some CAKED by Katie revamps, dare I say, I think they’re even better. Mini chocolate chips and coarse sea salt level up these morsels of gluten-free and dairy-free oatmeal delight. If you are looking for the perfect crispy gluten-free oatmeal chocolate chip cookie with a chewy center, look no further.
Prefer a cookie without oats? Try my go-to Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe!