Chewy All-Oatmeal Cookies

This recipe is the progression of my chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe. I wanted to try to craft an all-oatmeal no flour cookie. I wanted it to stay chewy. One of the keys to this recipe was getting the oatmeal really gummy to replace the lack of gluten this is done by the key part of the procedure in which the batter is allowed to rest for a while and let the oatmeal absorb the water. This could probably be forced to happen faster by cooking the water into the oatmeal, but I have always just let it sit.

Note: This recipe is vegan and gluten-free (if gluten-free oats and mix ins are used).

Ingredients

Procedure

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Mix oats, sugars, salt, and water together in a large mixing bowl.

  3. Let completely combined ingredients, soak for 1 hour so that the oatmeal can fully rehydrate.

  4. Mix in the rest of the ingredients into the fully hydrated oatmeal.

  5. Drop tablespoons of the cookie dough onto a cookie sheet.

  6. Bake for 12-15 min.

Up to 1 cup of the oats can be reserved and mixed in after the rehydration period to get large whole oat pieces in the final cookie if desired.