Wanted to make Monster cookies for years. My husband is celiac and will not eat oats. I’ve been doing a lot of high fibre, low carb flax recipes this winter and find that flax meal gets “sticky” like oats. I figured I’d substitute ground flax for oats in my recipe and did a couple of other changes and it worked out well – taste good too!
Flax Gluten Free Monster Cookies
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup softened margarine or butter
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon Rogers Syrup or Corn Syrup
3/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 1/4 cup flax meal
1 tablespoon sweet rice flour
4 tablespoons cream, half and half or milk.
3-4 M & M ‘s for each cookie – added after being shaped.
Cream Sugar and margarine together. Mix in egg. Add remaining ingredients. Dough will be slightly sticky.
Let sit for about 15 – 30 minutes or chill in fridge. Make balls of dough and place on parchment lined baking sheet. Press 3-4 M & M’s in each cookie. Make sure you leave enough space between cookies as these grow quite large. Bake at 350 for 10 – 12 minutes or until edges get brown. For a soft cookie do not over bake.
|Dough is “sticky”. Chocolate chips have to be added yet.|
|These are dark looking cookies but taste great!|