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Hi, I'm baking oatmeal cookies using no wheat/grains.  I used mostly quick rolled oats and oat bran.  The consistancy is almost right at this point but they fell apart a little.  What d
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Oatmeal cookies fell apart

posted at 2/28/2013 4:00 AM EST
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Hi,

I'm baking oatmeal cookies using no wheat/grains.  I used mostly quick rolled oats and oat bran.  The consistancy is almost right at this point but they fell apart a little.  What do I need to do to get them to stay together more, to be less flaky and more chewy?

Thanks!!

Re: Oatmeal cookies fell apart

posted at 2/28/2013 7:59 AM EST
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Perhaps adding an additional egg would help bind the cookies better.

Re: Oatmeal cookies fell apart

posted at 2/28/2013 8:21 AM EST
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 when we made cookies and they fell apart we added more butter,

Re: Oatmeal cookies fell apart

posted at 2/28/2013 8:34 AM EST
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Are you avoiding wheat due to a gluten allergy?
Gluten adds the structure that you need to hold the cookie together.
I am not knowledgeable about the substitutions that are used in baking when not using flour.  I am sure there are lots of gluten free "flours" available that have been developed for baking.  
King Arthur Flour has some, Bob's Red Mill has some.  I am sure there are others and there are probably recipes for making your own blend.

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