Crisp Oat Cookies (Gluten Free)
1 cup Rolled Oats
3/4 cup Sugar
1 Egg, lightly beaten
1 stick of melted Butter
3 Tablespoons Gluten Free Flour Blend (with Xanthan Gum)
1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Salt
Optional: 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Cover two half sheet baking pans with aluminum foil, shiny side up.
Mix all ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Form into round 1" balls. Place 5 on each baking sheet, separating them as much as you can so they can spread. Cook for about 10 minutes, or until they are light golden brown. Remove from the oven. Let cool for a few minutes and take the aluminum foil (with the cookies still on them) and place on the counter. Put on two new sheets of aluminum foil and continue with the remaining Cookie Dough.
When the cookies are cool, carefully peel them from the foil and place on a serving plate.
Five Element Analysis
Oats belong to the Earth Element and in are said to calm the Spleen in Chinese Medicine. And, because these Cookies are also very sweet, they are definitely considered an Earth food. The Egg adds a bit of Water and the Butter brings in the Metal Element. So Tea and Coffee are good beverages to serve with them, as either would add the Fire Element. Then only the Wood Element is missing so be sure to add a Wood food at another meal.