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gluten free old fashioned iced oatmeal cookies on a plate

Old Fashioned Iced Oatmeal Cookies (Gluten Free).

These crispy oatmeal cookies are so delicious! A simple icing on top is the finishing touch.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Dairy Free, gluten free, vegan.
Keyword classic, crispy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chilling Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 126 kcal
Author Kelly Roenicke


For the cookies:

  • 1 1/2 cups certified gluten free rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup vegan buttery spread
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 3/4 cup gluten free flour blend I used Namaste Perfect Flour Blend
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

For the icing:


  1. Place the rolled oats in a food processor, and process them until they are a coarse flour. Set aside.

  2. Put the vegan buttery spread, brown sugar, and applesauce in a mixing bowl, and mix on medium speed until combined.

  3. Add the oat flour, gluten free flour blend, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, and baking powder to the bowl. Mix on low speed until the dough comes together. It will be pretty thick.

  4. Refrigerate the dough for one hour.

  5. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

  6. Use a 1 1/2 Tablespoon cookie dough scoop to scoop out the dough. Leave a fair amount of space between scoops on the cookie sheet. I could fit about 10 cookies on a cookie sheet.

  7. Bake the cookies for 10 minutes, then flatten the cookies with the back of a spoon. Bake for another 5 minutes.

  8. Allow the cookies to cool full before icing. Repeat steps 6-7 with the remaining dough.

  9. Once the cookies are cool, place the powdered sugar and water in a bowl. Beat on high speed until smooth. Add a little more water as needed - the texture should be a very thick glaze.

  10. Take each cookie and gently dip the top into the icing. Don't fully submerge it, you want to see some cracks in the icing.

  11. Set on the cookie sheets to allow the icing to harden. It will harden pretty quickly, in about 30 minutes or so.

  12. Store cookies in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition facts are for one cookie with icing.

Recipe makes about 20 cookies.

Nutrition Facts
Old Fashioned Iced Oatmeal Cookies (Gluten Free).
Amount Per Serving
Calories 126 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 125mg5%
Potassium 38mg1%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 216IU4%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.