Crisp oatmeal cookies dotted with dried cherries and chocolate-covered toffee bits--a popular gluten-free treat!
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1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 large Land O Lakes® Egg
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups Gluten-Free Flour Blend , (see below)
1 cup gluten-free uncooked old-fashioned rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 (5-6 ounce) package (1 cup) dried tart cherries, coarsely chopped
1 (8-ounce) cup (1 1/3 cups) milk chocolate toffee bits
2 (1 ounce) squares semi-sweet or bittersweet baking chocolate, melted
1 1/2 ounces (about 1 block) vanilla-flavored candy coating (almond bark), melted
Heat oven to 350°F.
Combine butter, sugar and brown sugar in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add egg and almond extract; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, oats, baking soda and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed. Stir in cherries and milk chocolate toffee bits.
Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto parchment paper-lined cookie sheets. Bake 11-13 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool 5 minutes on cookie sheets; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely. Drizzle with melted chocolate and candy coating.
- Gluten-Free Flour Blend: Combine 2 cups rice flour, 2/3 cup potato starch, 1/3 cup tapioca flour and 1 teaspoon xanthan gum. Use appropriate amount for recipe; store remainder in container with tight-fitting lid. Stir before using.
- To melt chocolate and candy coating, place each into small plastic food bag. Microwave 30-45 seconds; knead bag. Continue microwaving, kneading until smooth every 15 seconds. Cut tiny corner from bag; squeeze to drizzle.
- This recipe was developed using alternative flours and products labeled as “gluten-free.” The best source for additional information is the ingredient listing on product packaging. Learn about gluten-free baking.
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I have been making this recipe for 2 years. It is fantastic even without the drizzle on top. I love them, and so do most people I have served them to. They are rich and delicious, and no one would ever think they were gluten-free. It is my favorite cookie ever, gluten-free or not.
This was easy to do and no one would ever know they are gluten free.
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