Here we are…the last of the 12 Days of Gluten Free Christmas Cookies! This is a really easy recipe…we all need easy right now I think, right? I know I do, I have a lot of wrapping and organizing to do to get ready for next week. This recipe is super simple and really tasty. I love chocolate and coconut together, and the little bit of sea salt on top make these simple cookies stand out.
These cookies are definitely going to be made again and again this year…there’s something about them that makes them just a little too easy to eat!
- 5 Tablespoons coconut oil, solid, not melted
- ¼ cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1 cup gluten free flour blend
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ cup almond milk
- ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
- ⅓ - ½ cup gluten free oats
- ½ cup dairy free chocolate chips
- More sea salt for sprinkling on top
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Cream the solid coconut oil and the brown sugar. Add the almond milk and applesauce and mix.
- Add the gluten free flour, sea salt, and baking soda, and mix until smooth.
- Turn off mixer and add the oats and chocolate chips, stir by hand.
- Drop by tablespoons onto the cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
- Sprinkle with sea salt as soon as you take them out of the oven. Cool on wire racks.
- Notes: If your kitchen is really warm and your dough seems to get too soft, you can pop it in the fridge for a couple minutes. Don't leave it in too long or it will get too hard to scoop out.
- Different gluten free flour blends act differently, so if you mix your dough and it seems too wet, you can add a few more oats.
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**Different gluten free flour blends react differently with oil and liquids. If your dough seems too wet, add a few more oats. That’s why the oats say 1/3 – 1/2 a cup. I have tested this recipe with Trader Joe’s flour blend and also King Arthur flour blend. I did need to use a few more oats with the King Arthur blend.
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