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publication date: Nov 29, 2014

Gluten Free, Oat Christmas Cookies

Gluten Free Christmas Cookies

This recipe is based on one my sister in law, Wendy, uses each Christmas. Making the cookies marks the beginning of the Christmas season with her two girls. Both now in their twenties, the tradition continues although it does take a bit more organising! 

I've made these gluten free, but you can use wheat flour and standard oats if you prefer.


2 cups gluten free oats

2 cups gluten free self rising flour (Dove's Farm was used here)

1 cup light brown sugar

1/2 cup melted non dairy margarine

1/2 cup non dairy milk (plus 1/8th cup if using gluten free flour)

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp cinnamon


Preheat oven to 180°C, 350°C

Lightly grease a baking sheet with dairy free margarine.

Mix the oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder, sugar and spices together. 

Add in the melted margarine, and the milk.

Mix until you have a stiff dough.

Chill for 30 minutes.

Now roll out the dough to about 1/8th inch. Cut into desired Christmassy shapes and decorate. We used edible glitter, watered down with a bit of clear alcohol, to make it paintable.

Cook for about 10 minutes or until light brown.

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