Thanks to America’s Test Kitchen’s book: “The How Can It Be Gluten Free Cookbook” which formed the basis for this recipe. The cookbook suggests a choice of two commercial gluten-free blends, but I wanted to see if we could make a just-as-good oatmeal raisin cookie using just Cahokia Brown Rice flour. I hate to brag, but I think it worked.
- 3 Cups of good quality rolled oats
- 1 Cup of warm water
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 & 1/3 cups Cahokia Brown Rice Flour
- 1 tablespoon Xanthan Gum
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 7 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled slightly
- 1 large egg, plus 1 large yolk
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 & ½ cup good quality baking raisins
- (a friend who is an excellent baker suggested some cinnamon. We will try it next time and see if we can make these dairy free as well)
- Combine the oats and the warm water and let the oats soak for ten minutes. The oats need to hydrate before baking.
- Combine the dry ingredients, Cahokia Brown Rice Flour, xanthum, nutmeg, baking powder, salt, into a bowl and whisk.
- Whisk the brown and granulated sugar, melted butter, egg and yolk, oil, and vanilla, in a large bowl until smooth. Using a spatula stir in the flour mixture, the oat-water mixture, until you have a soft smooth dough. Fold in the raisins.
- Cover the dough, and let it rest for at least 30 minutes.
- Make sure the oven racks are in the center. Heat the oven to 325° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Use a tablespoon to scoop the dough out of the mixing bowl. Roll into a ball and place onto the baking sheet about two inches apart. Press the dough balls down to ½ inch thickness. Bake one sheet at a time 22 to 25 minutes rotating the sheets halfway through baking.
- Let the cookies cool on the sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire cooling rack. Where can you get Cahokia Brown Rice Flour? I took a bag of 2 pound Cahokia Rice and put it thru a grain grinder. If you don't have a grain grinder, Cahokia Brown Rice Flour will be available on our website soon.