Gluten Free Cookies

I am so excited to share this recipe with you today for Gluten Free Cookies.  This is one of those recipes that I just kept trying and just kept failing at.  I’m not a gluten free baker by any means, and wanted to come up with a gluten free cookie recipe that didn’t require anything to crazy to make.   After a few tries I finally got.   Gluten Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.  Trust me, if my husband didn’t miss the flour, nobody will!

Easy Gluten Free Cookies

For many years we have had friends who don’t eat gluten.  One friend has a life threatening allergy to gluten.  One friend has Celiac Disease.   Another friend just recently started eating gluten free due to some health issues and is trying to find recipes that work for everyone in her family.   While we do not follow a gluten free diet, I know that many in the autism community do.  So the idea of gluten free eating is nothing new to us, and I know that our friends often face challenges when it comes to gluten free eating.   So every now and then I try to come up with a recipe that is easy and doesn’t require any challenging baking techniques.

Oatmeal Cookies Made Without Flour

But trust me, even if you are a flour eating fiend, you will still love these cookies.   :)  Yes, that’s right, they are for flour eaters and non eaters alike.

Gluten Free Dairy Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies swap out flour and use oats in it’s place.  Not only is this an easy swap, personally I like the flavor of oat flour in cookies, probably more than traditional flour.  And if you have a food processor, making your own oat flour at home is so easy.  You simply put your oats into your food processor, and blend, blend, blend.  I usually run mine for about two minutes, stopping to pulse every so often.  This recipe calls for four cups of oat flour, and for me that required about five cups of oats to start with.  If I end up with more oat flour than I need for a recipe, I simply store the rest of the oat flour in an airtight container.    You can always buy oat flour, but trust me, this is super easy.

Making Oat Flour

Making Oat Flour At Home

If you just want a delicious oatmeal cookie, then any oatmeal will work.  If you want to make sure it is completely gluten free, you will want to use oats that are specifically gluten free, such as Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Whole Grain Rolled Oats.   And with all other ingredients, if you are specifically avoiding gluten, make sure you are using gluten free varieties.  This recipe calls for corn starch, and I use Argo which is gluten free.

Oatmeal Cookies

These dough for these cookies does require refrigeration, for about 24 hours.  I really try to avoid the whole “chill the dough thing” mainly because I’m usually in a hurry and trying to get things done in little pockets of time.   Unfortunately that did not work with these.   The chilling of the dough made a huge difference in the outcome of the cookie.  So chilling it is.  Trust me.  It’s worth it.

Flour Free Cookie Recipe

Seriously love these cookies.   Chewy and such great oatmeal flavor.   I went with dark chocolate chips, but you can use any that you like, or, if you must, add raisins.  I just can’t do raisins in my cookies.  Sorry.  But I could probably go for some dried cranberries!

Delicious Flour Free Oatmeal Cookies

Gluten Free Cookies Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

Flour Free Oatmeal Cookies

Approximately 48 cookies

Flour Free Oatmeal Cookies

An easily and delicious oatmeal cookie recipe that will let you make gluten free cookies easily!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs, well beaten
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups oats (specifically gluten free if you are avoiding all gluten)
  • 4 cups oat flour (specifically gluten free if you are avoiding all gluten)
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp corn starch
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1-2 cups of mix ins - chocolate chips, raisins, nuts, dried fruits - whatever you like

Instructions

With a mixer beat butter until light and creamy. Add in sugars and cream together with butter. Add in beaten eggs and vanilla and mix until well combined. In a separate bowl, combine oat flour, baking soda, corn starch and salt. Mix oat flour mixture with butter mixture and stir until combined. Add in whole oats and any mix ins, stir until combined, but do not over mix. Cover and refrigerate for approximately 24 hours.

When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Scoop dough onto cookie sheets covered with parchment paper. About 1 1/2 tablespoons of cookie dough per cookie.

Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes or until lightly brown. Bake longer if you like a crunchy cookie.

Remove from oven and allow to cool on cookie sheet for about 10 minutes.

Store in an airtight container.

*To make gluten free: make sure to use oats that are specifically gluten free, as well as gluten free baking soda, corn starch and any mix ins.

*To make dairy free: Use a non-dairy butter substitute (I like Earth Balance Baking Sticks) or shortening. Use a non-dairy chocolate chip (I like Enjoy Life).

*When avoiding anything is your baking for health purposes, always make sure that YOU verify that YOUR ingredients are safe and meet your particular dietary requirements. Also, if you are baking for someone else with food allergies, sensitivities or special diets, make sure to consult with them (or their parent) regarding ingredients to verify if everything is "safe". Food allergies are not to be messed with, and it is always better to check and double check versus assume. To state the obvious, I am not a doctor, and this is not medical advice. :)

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Gluten Free Dairy Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

*To make gluten free: make sure to use oats that are specifically gluten free, as well as gluten free baking soda, corn starch and any mix ins.

*To make dairy free: Use a non-dairy butter substitute (I like Earth Balance Baking Sticks) or shortening.  Use a non-dairy chocolate chip (I like Enjoy Life).

*When avoiding anything is your baking for health purposes, always make sure that YOU verify that YOUR ingredients are safe and meet your particular dietary requirements.  Also, if you are baking for someone else with food allergies, sensitivities or special diets, make sure to consult with them (or their parent) regarding ingredients to verify if everything is “safe”.   Food allergies are not to be messed with, and it is always better to check and double check versus assume.   To state the obvious, I am not a doctor, and this is not medical advice.  :)

So darn good.  Next time I might even leave out the chocolate chips, add some cinnamon and make them as plain and simple oatmeal cookies.  I have always adored the flavor of an oatmeal cookie on it’s own.

Chewy Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

If you have some extra oats on hand, my might want to try my
Flour Free Chocolate Chip Banana Muffin recipe as well!

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Comments

  1. says

    I’m not a gluten free baker either but I have been wanting to try making something like this for awhile. This will be a perfect recipe to try out. Thank you for the post! And thanks for doing all the hard work of perfecting the recipe. :)

    • says

      Thanks Katy! I’m really happy with the final version of this recipe. As tasty, if not tastier, than most of my oatmeal cookie recipes, and gluten free. I think it’ll be fun to have a few recipes like this in our collections, great for when we know someone needs gluten free and we all need something yummy!

  2. Karen Smith says

    YIPPEE!!! Thank you! I am gluten free and dairy free, not by choice. I am so appreciative to see more and more people trying alternatives to the wheat norm.

  3. says

    We’ve recently found out that both my mom and sister have Celiac disease, so I’m always on the look out for recipes for them. I love that these cookies don’t have tons of ingredients that can be hard to find. Pinning and will be trying soon!

  4. Lanel says

    Do you think that these cookies would work well using a butter and egg substitute? Plus do you know if they freeze and thaw well? My son has every allergy you can think of, and it’s nice to find a good healthier treat that he can have!

    • says

      Hi Lanel, first my heart goes out to you, I know that is a hard road. I have not tried baking with egg substitutes, so unfortunately I can’t speak for that. I have baked with Earth Balance sticks (when baking for a friend with a dairy allergy) and they worked wonderfully, I wouldn’t hesitate to replace butter with them if dairy is an issue. Please let me know what you end up doing, I’d love to have some great egg replacements to recommend to people who need them. Good luck!

      • Odiah j. says

        Hi Christi & Lanel, I’ve found a strawberry-chocolatemuffin recipe that’s egg-free. I’m a muffin-addict and felt really bad when I read that a lot of people are allergic to dairy or eggs or everything that makes a muffin yummy! So I decided to search the Big Wild Internet for an egg-free recipe. Maybe this helps?

        Recipe for strawberry-chocolate chipmuffins
        Makes 12 muffins

        1,5 cup fresh strawberries, diced
        3 cups whole wheat flour (or any flour)
        3/4 cup brown sugar
        2 tsp cinnamon
        1 tsp salt
        1 tsp baking soda
        1/2 cup flax seed oil
        1/2 cup applesauce
        1 cup dark chocolate chips

        1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a muffinpan with paper liners and set aside.
        2. Put the strawberries in a medium sized bowl and sprinkle them with 1/4 cup sugar. Mix and set aside.
        3. In another, bigger bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda and the rest of the sugar. Mix well.
        4. Combine the strawberries, applesauce and oil in a mixer, blender or foodprocessor and mix untill smooth. (It doesn’t have to be perfect :) )
        5. Combine strawberry mixture with flour mixture and mix well, but do not over mix. Mix in the chocolate chips.
        6. Scoop into muffinliners and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely, then remove from muffin pan.

        Enjoy!

        I hope this will help in your search for egg-free recipes. I think you can replace the strawberries for any other berry,

        Kiss,

        Odiah

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