Salty Oatmeal Cookies with Rice Flour

You know what seems like it was just yesterday? Yesterday.

Ha Ha. That’s a joke. But what really seems like it was just yesterday was Nicole’s posting this recipe on Baking Bites. I remember seeing it and getting really excited about trying a salty, crunchy, crispy cookie made with rice flour. But it took me 2 ½ years to get the rice flour, which is why I didn’t bake them until today.

Well, you know what comes to people who wait? Good things.

These cookies are pretty interesting. The rice flour gives them crispy edges and the salt adds a kick. Just make sure you tell people they’re supposed to be salty or they might think you mis-measured the salt.

Mine came out slightly thicker than the ones on Baking Bites, and they’re not crisp and crunchy through and through, but rather crunchy on the edges and chewy on the inside. I’m not sure why that is, but the cookies are still very good.

Oatmeal Cookies With Rice Flour

Salted Oatmeal Cookies with Rice Flour

1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup rice flour
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 tablespoons cold, unsalted butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1/3 to 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (or raisin)
salt — for sprinkling (I found that ¼ teaspoon covered 6 cookies)

Preheat oven to 375°F Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

Whisk both flours, oats, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon together in a bowl. Set aside.

Beat butter with an electric mixer until soft. Add both sugars and beat until creamy. Add egg and vanilla and beat just until mixed. Stir in dry ingredients, followed by chocolate chips.

Drop dough by tablespoon onto cookie sheets spacing 2 ½ inches apart. Sprinkle cookies with salt, giving each cookie a light, but even, coating.

Bake for 12-14 minutes, until the edges are golden brown.

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  1. Janet says

    Thanks, Anna, for another recipe using rice flour. I, too, had rice flour in the freezer and needed to use it. I was so excited about the pnb sandwiches…am making them right now. I will make the above oatmeal one tomorrow.

  2. Janet says

    Hello again! I just filled the pnb sandwich cookies and they are excellent! I did add in a little vanilla extract to the filling….thank you for this recipe!

  3. says

    I have never used Rice flour in baking before. I love that you are always trying and posting recipes that are a bit ‘different’ from the norm but still provide that ‘comforting’ and familiar feel I look for in a recipe!

  4. Jane says

    Is rice flour the same as Moche? I know the Moche (in a small white box) is made from rice, but is it flour? I bought if for Japanese cooking but never found anything else to do with it.

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