Gluten-Free Chocolate-Dipped Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

Prep time: 30 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Calories: 112

Makes about 24 cookies.

Chocolate pairs perfectly with the light orange flavor of these oatmeal cookies. Enjoy them with a steaming cup of hot cocoa. Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to three days. Freeze for longer storage.

gluten free oatmeal cookies chocolate dipped


1½ cups gluten-free rolled oats, divided
¼ cup tapioca starch/flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon sea salt
5 tablespoons canned coconut milk (not lite)
2 tablespoons ground chia seeds
½ cup organic non-hydrogenated palm shortening
½ cup coconut sugar
1 tablespoon finely grated orange zest
¾ cup dairy-free chocolate chips


1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. In a food processor fitted with the steel blade, process 1 cup oats to form a coarse flour, about 30 seconds. (Alternatively, grind oats in batches in a spice grinder or a clean coffee grinder.) Place oat flour in a medium bowl and add remaining ½ cup oats, tapioca starch/flour, baking soda and salt. Whisk to combine.

3. In a small saucepan over low heat, warm the coconut milk until steaming. Remove from stove and stir in the ground chia seeds. Set aside.

4. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat together palm shortening, coconut sugar and orange zest until creamed. Add flour mixture and beat to form a very crumbly dough. Add coconut milk mixture and beat until dough comes together.

5. Roll tablespoons of dough into balls and place on prepared cookie sheets, spacing them 2 inches apart. Using your hand or the bottom of a glass, flatten each cookie to about 1/3-inch thickness.

6. Bake in preheated oven 12-15 minutes or until golden brown and firm to the touch. Cool completely.

7. In a small saucepan over very low heat, gently melt chocolate chips, stirring constantly. Pour melted chocolate into a bowl. Dip cookies into melted chocolate. Then put them back on prepared baking sheets. Refrigerate or freeze to set the chocolate.

Each cookie contains 112 calories, 7g total fat, 4g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 77mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, 4g sugars, 1g protein, 7Est GL.
Yields 24 cookies
1 cookie contains 112 calories, 7g total fat, 4g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 77mg sodium, 12g carbohydrates, 1g fiber, 4g sugars, 1g protein.