Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe

by Carol Kicinski on February 17, 2016

Post image for Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe
I was once in a play with this woman who had the most incredible body – she was fit, toned, strong, and beautiful.

I asked her what her secrets were and she proceeded to tell me all the usual stuff – “I eat right,” “I drink 8 glasses of water every day,” “I exercise almost every day,” “I stretch” … you know, all the kinds of things you should do.

And then she leaned in and whispered to me, “But my real secret is I eat a cookie every day. The same cookie every day, one I absolutely love. A big, delicious cookie!”

I can see the logic in that. When you know you have a reward waiting for you, it is so much easier to do all the right things.

If I were going to eat a cookie every day, it would most likely be this cookie – a Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookie.

It’s not the sexiest cookie in my arsenal, or the prettiest – more homey than fancy. But boy, does it taste amazing. Crispy around the edges, a little chewy on the inside, sweet, wholesome, and delicious.

To keep this reward more in tune with the way I like to live my life these days, I use organic sugar and brown sugar from Wholesome!, certified organic gluten free oats, organic unsalted butter, and cage free eggs. It makes for an indulgence I don’t feel at all bad about. Even if I eat one every day.


Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe


1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup Wholesome! organic sugar
1 cup Wholseome! organic light brown sugar
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 ½ cups gluten free oats
2 cups gluten free all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 ½ cups raisins


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheets with either parchment paper or silicone baking mats.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar on medium speed until very light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Turn the mixer to low and add the eggs, one at a time, mixing until each egg is fully incorporated, scraping down the sides of the bowl with each addition. Add the vanilla extract and mix well.

Put 1½ cups of the oats in a blender or food processor and grind it to a powder. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the ground oats, the remaining 1 cup of un-ground oats, flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda.

With the mixer on low, add all but ½ cup of the flour/oat mixture to the butter mixture gradually and mix until just combined. With a large spatula, scrape the sides and bottom of the mixing bowl and make sure everything is well combined. Toss the raisins in with the ½ cup flour/oat mixture and coat the raisins well. Fold into the batter.

Spoon the batter onto the prepared pans using between 1 and 2 tablespoons of batter per cookie, depending on how large you like them, leaving about 2 inches of space between each cookie.

Bake for 12 – 15 minutes or until set and golden brown.

Let cookies cool in the pan for 5 minutes and then transfer to wire racks to finish cooling.


Makes 24 – 48 cookies, depending on size.

Ready for dessert?

Simply...Gluten-Free DessertsSimply…Gluten-Free Desserts is now available, with over 135 recipes not featured in my blog.

Available at bookstores including Barnes & Noble, Borders, Powells, Books-a-Million and Amazon. You can get it also HERE.

“I can now have recipes I know I can count on for every Dessert and Breakfast occasion! I’m thrilled!” – A. M.

“I am amazed! This recipe is BETTER than the ‘regular-with-gluten’ recipe! Thanks so much, Carol” – V. P.

“I love your gluten free recipes – I can now have my desserts.” – F.R.

Need a quick meal?

Gluten Free Recipes - Simply Gluten Free Quick MealsSimply…Gluten-Free Quick Meals is now available, with over 100 recipes not featured in my blog.

Available at bookstores including Barnes & Noble, Borders, Powells, Books-a-Million and Amazon. You can get it also HERE.

“The “Simply” in ‘Simply … Gluten-Free Quick Meals’ doesn’t just make for a catchy title. The recipes in this cookbook truly are quick and easy to prepare. – A. C.

“I set the timer on two separate nights and made two complete meals from Carol’s latest cookbook in 30-40 minutes. They not only pleased my family, but gave me new recipes and techniques to get dinner on the table faster every night.” – W. K.

“I love the way this book is laid out – full meals I can make in no time. Love the sense of fun and humor in this book but mostly I love all the gluten free recipes -.” – J. F.

The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owner’s. This blog accepts free manufacturers samples and forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. Affiliate links may be included in this post.

Print RecipePrint Recipe Print Recipe Print Recipe

Categories:    Cookies & Candies

{ 1 comment… read it below or add one }

Lexie February 17, 2016 at 9:54 pm

Ooooh, I love me a good oatmeal cookie. But just one a day? :)


Leave a Comment

{ 1 trackback }

Previous post: Gluten Free Vegan Falafel Waffles Recipe

Next post: Gluten Free Hot and Sour Noodle Soup Recipe