Bourbon Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies


If you have been following us for a while, then you probably know that Regina is gluten intolerant (though there are times where she over does the gluten…can we say pizza!). I have always wanted to do a baked good that does not include flour or any gluten, just so I could share the recipe with my best friend. It finally hit me when browsing through recipes on Food Network™ and came across a flourless peanut butter cookie (which are delicious by the way). As my batches of the aforementioned cookies were cooling, I went to work on trying to create my own flourless cookie. Whoever says you cannot just throw things together and bake them, has obviously not met me; I am the queen of throwing things into a pot and making them turn out great (not to toot my own horn or anything). Baking though has always been my downfall and this year I promised myself to try and make more baked goods (this is my first one for the year).

Ingredients for cookies

Recipe:

1 ½ to 2 c rolled oats
¾ c unsweetened cocoa powder
½ c sugar (I used turbinado)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp olive oil (or coconut oil)
2 ripe bananas
1 egg
Splash of bourbon (I used Leadslingers Whiskey) — optional (but I highly suggest it)
Dash of red chili pepper flake
Dash of salt

Preheat oven for 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Combine all dry ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Then make a well and combine vanilla extract, bourbon, and oil of choice; mixing thoroughly. In separate bowl combine bananas and egg mixing until paste. Add banana mixture to the rest of the ingredients. It will be a little liquid like, but it will firm up in the oven.

Place a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet. Form mixture into small patties using two spoons; making sure the cookies are far enough apart. Bake in oven for 20 minutes or until cookies are firm; can place on cooling rack or set parchment paper aside.

 

Yields: about 12 cookies

Finished product

So there you have it; a boozy, chocolate filled, somewhat healthy cookie to satisfy your sweet tooth. If you want it completely gluten-free, nix the bourbon, but honestly the complexity of Leadslingers gives the cookie a new life.

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