A while back I was discussing with a friend about how we were going to make carrot cake. It would be so perfect because our boys would love it and well… eat their carrots.
The time got away from me, as it often does and the seasons turned and I was on to the next project. This happens to me ALOT. Especially in this season of life with 2 small children. I know my 7 year old isn’t very small anymore but to me he will always be my first baby and he still has needs. And I am ok with that!
Anyway, As the holidays draw near and I am testing new things in my kitchen, I’d love to say that I finally got around to making carrot cake, but I did not. But I did make the next best thing. Oatmeal carrot cake cookies. I am so delighted with the results of these cookies.
Inspired by Sally’s Baking Addiction (not gluten free) yet again, these cookies are rich in flavor and have just the right amount of carrots and oatmeal to make them absolutely perfect.
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The icing on top is an extra special something that will add delight in your kids eyes and let’s be honest… it helps to hide the carrots.
The flour that you will always find in my pantry is Authentic Foods Brand. It’s is finely ground and I feel it is very high quality. Since I started using it, my baked goods have never been better.
I always use Gluten Free and Me Tapioca starch. It’s also another staple ingredient in my pantry.
But let’s talk a minute about oats. You have to be very careful when shopping for oats. They must be certified gluten free. Oats are one of the easiest ways to get accidentally “glutened” because they are often cross contaminated. I always buy Bob’s Red Mill brand gluten free oats.
And have I mentioned lately how much I love my new food processor? Chopping and slicing has never been easier. My carrots came out perfectly shredded in my new Cuisinart food processor.
It’s funny because in all my years of cooking I have never owned a food processor. But everyone in my Stay gluten free community said I needed one and they were right!
I hope you love these cookies as much as my friends and family did! Bake them this holiday season. You will be glad you did.
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