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Seriously Good Oatmeal Cookies (gluten free)

My oldest daughter made these and the certainly live up to the name of the cookies, they are seriously good and I would not have guessed that they are gluten free. She got the recipe from Aunt Peggy.

  • 1/4 cup Margarine
  • 1/4 cup Coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup Brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • 3 tablespoon White sugar
  • 1egg
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/4 cup White rice flour
  • 3 tablespoons Millet flour or oat flour
  • 3 tablespoons Almond flour
  • 3 tablespoons Potato starch
  • 2-3 tablespoons Flax seed (opt.)
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and nutmeg (especially good with raisins)
  • 1 1/2 cup Only oats quick oats (gluten free)
  • 3/4 cup Chocolate Chips or raisins
  • 1/4-1/3 cup  unsweetened Coconut

  1. Beat margarine and coconut oil, egg and vanilla.  
  2. Mix together all dry and stir in or mix in on low speed with mixer.  
  3. Stir in raisins or chocolate chips.  
  4. Bake at 350 11 minutes  
  5. Makes 2 dozen really delicious cookies.  
  6. Recipe can easily be doubled.


  1. Wow - those sure look yummy. This looks like a great recipe for gluten free cookies!

  2. I tried making these and they turned out completely flat. Why would that be?

    1. I don't know for sure, but perhaps the butter and coconut were too warm? Perhaps chill the dough for about an hour before baking and see if that prevents it from happening.