Serious Eats: Recipes
Gluten-Free Tuesday: White Chocolate Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies
Oh, raisins. I've tried and tried to like them. At this point, I can tolerate a few
especially if they are dipped in chocolate but in general I avoid them. This means I've turned down more than one oatmeal cookie because of the raisin element—and don't get me started on the times I mistook raisins for chocolate chips. Let me tell you, sorely disappointed doesn't even begin to describe how I felt.
Since I like other dried fruit, I wasn't ready to let the oatmeal cookie-dried fruit combo go. One day I threw a handful of dried blueberries into a batch of oatmeal cookies. Oh my. I finally got it. There's something wonderful about the chew and sweetness of dried fruit paired with the nutty-grain flavor of oatmeal.
And because a little chocolate is never a bad thing, I started adding chocolate chips to the cookies. For these cookies, I like white chocolate chips but any chocolate will do.
Of course, if you don't like dried blueberries, you could always use raisins...
A word about oats. Some gluten-free eaters avoid oats. If you include oats in your gluten-free diet, be sure to use oats that are specifically marked gluten-free.