Cookies: Gluten-Free

Costa Rica Chocolate Dot Oatmeal Cookies

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Here is a recipe I prepared while in Costa Rica using the local ingredients that were available to me. 1/2 cup coconut oil 1 cup sugar (evaporated cane juice) 1 tablespoon chia seeds or ground flax seeds in 1/4 cup water 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 3/4 cups rolled oats plus 1 1/2 cup rolled oats…

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Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Cream Cookies: Gluten-free

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These cookies are just like Tagalongs, the Girl Scout Peanut Butter Patties, only better! These are made with only natural ingredients, without whey, gluten, hydrogenated oils or artificial ingredients. I recently revisited this recipe in 2014 to improve it and decided to try a variation on Fran Costigan‘s “Chocolate Olive Oil Glaze for Chocolate-Dipped Anything”…

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Almond Biscotti, gluten-free

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1 1/2 cups brown rice flour 1 1/2 cups rolled oats or oat flour plus ¼ cup for dusting hands 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 1/2 cups unbleached cane sugar 1 ripe banana mashed 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon almond extract 1 1/2 cups raw almonds, ground to a coarse…

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Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies, Gluten-Free

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Chocolate and mint are perfect partners. Here’s a gluten-free version of the chocolate chip mint cookie. They are especially good to dunk in Teeccino Herbal Coffee. 1½ teaspoons Ener-G Egg Replacer in 2 tablespoons water ¾ cups vegan butter (Earth Balance buttery spread) ½-3/4 cups sugar (evaporated cane juice), I use 1/2 cup but if…

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Raisin Cookies – Gluten-Free

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When I was in college in Pennsylvania we would go to the farmer’s market. There was an Amish bakery that sold raisin cookies. They were so simple, soft, gooey and so good. I have not had them in decades! I have recreated a vegan, gluten-free version here. Cookie dough 4 cups white rice flour 4¾…

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cream Sandwich Cookies, gluten-free

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Another way to serve up the perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter. This chocolate cookie is soft, almost like a brownie with a luscious, creamy peanut butter filling. Cookies 2 ¼ cups white rice flour 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 cup sugar, evaporated cane juice 1/3 cup cocoa powder 1…

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Graham Crackers – Gluten-free

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Graham Crackers are simple cookies that go well with so many things, like peanut or almond butter, jelly or just plain dipped in tea.  But the best thing to do with them is to make S’mores. Makes about 12 to 16 crackers 3/4 cups Bob’s Red Mill Shortbread Cookie Flour Mix 1/2 cup brown rice…

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Oatmeal Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies: Gluten-Free

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These are perfect anytime, for holidays, celebrations and especially everyday moments like treating children to warm oatmeal cookies after school or for dipping in your afternoon tea. 2 sticks (1 cup) Earth Balance natural shortening 2 cups sugar (evaporated cane juice) 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds and 4 tablespoons water. 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1½…

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Sesame Cookies: Gluten-Free

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These cookies were inspired by Sharon Valencik’s recipe in her cookbook Sweet Utopia. I love the sesame flavor so much! I could not give them up and had to make a gluten-free version. 2 cups white rice flour 1/3 cup raw white sesame seeds 1/3 cup raw black sesame seeds (white may be used instead)…

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Chocolate Dipped Mint Chocolate Cookies: Gluten-Free

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Of all the Girl Scout cookies, Thin Mints were my favorite. This vegan, gluten-free recipe, sans hydrogenated oil and whey is so much better! Cookies 1½ tablespoons tapioca starch ¼ cup sugar (evaporated cane juice) ¼ cup brown sugar pinch of baking soda ¼ cup cocoa powder ½ cup brown rice flour 1 teaspoon xanthan…

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Nut Butter Sandwich Cookies: Wheat-Free

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Below is a recipe inspired by the Do-si-dos, Peanut Butter Sandwich Girl Scout Cookies. Here natural peanut butter is used, made only from peanuts! Conventional peanut butters contain sugar, hydrogenated oils and a long list of unnecessary ingredients. Other nut or seed butters may be used, like almond butter or sesame tahini, for delicious variations.…

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Coconut Caramel Chocolate Dipped Cookies: Gluten-Free

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Based on the Girl Scouts’ Samoa or Coconut-deLites, these cookies are so much more delightful!                 Cookies: 1/3 cup Earth Balance natural shortening ¾ cup sugar 2¼ cups white rice flour 1½ teaspoon xanthan gum ¼ teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder ¼ cup applesauce 2 teaspoons…

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Basic Shortbread Cookie: Gluten-Free

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This cookie recipe can be used as a base for so many different kinds of cookies. Just replace the ginger and lemon with other flavors and top with sprinkles, sugar, chopped nuts, powdered sugar, shredded coconut – use your imagination. 1/3 cup vegetable shortening ¾ cup sugar (evaporated cane juice) pinch ground ginger ½ teaspoon…

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Hamentashen: Gluten-Free

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Hamentashen are traditionally eaten during the Jewish holiday of Purim, typically filled with poppy seeds, prunes, apricot or other fruit. Hamantashen are shaped like a triangle, recalling the three-cornered hat of the villain, Haman, as described in the Book of Esther. They are a great cookie for any time of year. Our Hamentashen is filled…

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