These special oatmeal cookies can be made completely gluten-free.
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Yields 24 cookies
Place two cups and two tablespoons of oats into a large mixing bowl. Add the brown sugar; roll between your palms and knead with your fingers to thoroughly distribute the sugar into the oats.
Slowly drizzle the oil into the oats, mixing well, kneading with your fingers as you add it.
Allow the mixture to stand for an hour; this allows the oats to soak up the oil and soften slightly.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Line two cookie sheets or jellyroll pans with Gefen Parchment Paper. Set aside.
Make a well in the center of the oats. Pour in the egg, vanilla, and salt; mix well with a spoon until the mixture is pliable but holds together when pushed into a ball. Sprinkle in the remaining two tablespoons oats; mix well. Allow to stand for five minutes.
Using a large soup spoon, scoop out a full spoonful of batter, pressing against the side of the bowl for even shape and portions. Use a finger to slide the dough off the spoon onto the prepared sheets, leaving plenty of room for spreading (I bake six cookies to a sheet).
Bake for 10–12 minutes, until the tops of the cookies are not sticky. They will be soft but should not be wet; they will firm up as they cool. You can switch the trays halfway through for even baking. Turn off the oven. Open the oven door to let cool air in for a few seconds.
Close the door and let the cookies stay in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove from oven; after five minutes, transfer the cookies with a thin metal spatula to a cookie cooling rack until completely cool.