Crisp golden cookie edges with a thick chewy center. These gluten-free butterscotch oatmeal cookies are everything a freshly baked cookie should be: pure comfort. Loaded with butterscotch chips and a dash of coarse sea salt, I bet you won’t be able to eat just one.
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Gluten-Free Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies
Warm scents of brown sugar and butterscotch will waft through the kitchen as these gluten-free butterscotch oatmeal cookies bake to golden perfection. A delicious contrast of flavors, sweet butterscotch is highlighted beautifully against the hint of salt in each and every scrumptious cookie bite.
Baking Gluten-Free Cookies
It would be a lie if I told you that my first few rounds of gluten-free cookie baking were met with great success. A few different recipes in I quickly realized I was doing something wrong. After chatting with a friend who is also a celiac, she let me in on her cookie secret: a quarter teaspoon of xanthan gum per cup of gluten-free flour. Well hot darn, that did the trick! I was back in cookie baking business, gluten-free style.
The Best Oats for Oatmeal Cookies
Oats come in all sorts and styles. Quick oats. Whole oats. Stone cut oats. Rolled oats. The first and most important part to check about your oats is to ensure that they are certified gluten-free.
My preferred oat for cookies is rolled oats. Steamed and flattened, rolled oats are processed more than a whole grain oat but still have a chewy composition. Creating a fabulous cookie texture without being crunchy, I highly recommend using rolled oats in this butterscotch oatmeal cookie recipe.
How To Make Chewy Cookies
Perhaps one of my biggest pet peeves, a dry cookie is a wasted cookie indeed. Oatmeal cookies have a tendency to be dry which is caused by too much flour, thus absorbing all the cookie moisture while baking. Correctly measuring the flour will be key to preventing dry cookies.
I recommend measuring by weight or the spoon method. Simply put, you spoon the flour into the measuring cup to prevent using too much. Brown sugar, which this recipe is loaded with, will also help retain moisture in these purely scrumptious butterscotch oatmeal cookies.
The Best Gluten-Free Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies
Packed full of butterscotch delight with warm chewy oats, these butterscotch oatmeal cookies are a bite of true cookie comfort. A hint of sea salt in every mouthful takes these delicious comfort cookies to the next level of yum. Ready to eat in 20 minutes, I bet this easy no-chill recipe will be baked on repeat in your house too.
Easy No-Chill Cookie Recipes
When that cookie craving hits, there’s no time for chilling. Here are a few no-chill cookie recipes:
- Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Marshmallow Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Cherry Oatmeal Cookies
- Key Lime Pie Cookies
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Funfetti Sugar Cookies