On my 5th day of Homemade Christmas I have one of my second son’s favorite cookies, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with Flax.
I have been making Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies for years. I love oatmeal chip cookies. They are so much better than those ones with raisins. These cookies are the only ones I make that Mr Great requests on a regular basis and this year he told me that I need to make them for Christmas and Santa.
These cookies are his special cookies. When we lived in El Paso he participated in his school district’s special olympics every year. One of things was parents and the school would supply food and snacks for the kids. I wanted to bring something that was a bit healthier. So I made cookies! I know cookies don’t scream healthy but these are filled with wholesome oatmeal and flax. So they are a bit better than your traditional chocolate chip.
Well, my son ate probably too many cookies that day in addition to pizza and who knows what else but he still had to run. His run was one of the last ones of the day. I was fully expecting him to puke, start walking or worse have a meltdown. None of that happened though, he won his race! He was so happy and I was very proud of him. If you asked him about the race he would tell you it was all because of the cookies, his special oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.
Mr Great went on the following years to win again and again at the special olympics. He always had his special cookies too. The recipe has been tweaked a bit since those days to turn it into a gluten free oatmeal cookie but it is still delicious and we love it! Hopefully Santa will like them too! I have a sneaking suspicion that he will.
Check out my 12 Days of Homemade Christmas for other great ideas!
- ½ Cup Butter
- ½ Cup Shortening
- ¾ Cup Brown Sugar
- ¾ Cup White Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract or Paste
- 1½ Cups Gluten Free All Purpose Flour
- 1 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup Flax Meal
- 2 Cups Rolled Oats
- 2 Cups Chocolate Chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Cream together butter, shortening, brown sugar and white sugar until fluffy. Mix in eggs and vanilla.
- Stir in flour, flax meal, xanthan gum, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Add Oats and incorporate well. Finally stir in chocolate chips.
- Drop by tablespoon or cookie scoop onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes