A week or so before our housewarming party I felt like making cookies, and felt like experimenting. Since one of our friends needs gluten free food and was coming to the party, we decided on that day to see if we could come up with something yummy he could eat. We did the first draft using the same organic oats I put in my muesli, since he wasn't present to worry about if they were contaminated with gluten or not, and it came out so well that we didn't make any changes to the recipe, other than using oats that are certified as gluten-free and making a double batch for the party.
I have finally remembered to email him the recipe, so I thought I would share it with the rest of you, since he is not the only one who needs gluten free food...
Coconut oat cookies
1/2 c Brown sugar
100 g butter*
1 t baking powder
1/2 c corn starch
1 c coconut
1 c gluten-free oats
Cream together butter and sugar, add egg. Stir in baking powder, corn starch, coconut, and oats. form into balls and place on cookie sheet with room between them; they will spread. I think we baked them at 175 C, but I didn't time them--I guess that it is probably is the 7 to 12 minute range for them to cook. Makes two dozen ( 1 tablespoon of dough each).
(*note for people who live in countries where butter is not sold in grams: 113 g = 1/2 cup butter)