Easy Gluten-Free Oreo Cookie Recipe
When I say easy…that is precisely what this Gluten-Free Oreo Cookie Recipe is all about. Chocolate wafers filled with delicious vanilla cream is a cookie that every child should try at least once. I know they will probably just lick the vanilla cream of the chocolate wafers, but isn’t that what we all have done at some point in our lives.
When I set out to create this oreo cookie recipe, I didn’t want the recipe to be complicated. No rolling out the dough, no cookie cutters, no cookie stamping or shaping out each cookie perfectly. Not today 😉 . I just want the cookie to taste good. And as you can see, they are not fancy, but these gluten-free oreo cookies are scrumptious!
what is an oreo cookie?
If you are not familiar with an oreo cookie, then you missed out. The cookie is one of the best-selling cookies in America and was introduced in 1912. Think of it as a sweet sandwich made with two chocolate wafers with a sweet vanilla filling. YUM! The younger kids love the filling, and it is the first thing that gets eaten.
Here is a quick story I would like to share with you. Not often I write about personal experiences, but this is just too funny. When my daughter was just five years old, she got into a box of oreo cookies. How I knew this is, when I walked in on her, her face had chocolate all over, and she was holding the oreo cookie box. I asked her, “did you have some oreo cookies”? She said, “no, they are still all in the box.” I found this hard to believe. So I checked the oreo cookie box, and…yes, the box was still full of cookies but without the cream filling. She licked the filling from every cookie and placed the chocolate wafers without the filling perfectly back in the box. We still laugh about it today 😀
So, moving on, as I said earlier, this is an easy gluten-free oreo cookie recipe. First, whisk the dry ingredients together. Then cream the butter with a sweetener – I used coconut sugar. Add an egg and mix. Stir in the flour mixture and form 2 logs. Chill, slice and bake. That’s it, nothing to it. I want to add one more thing. If I am making these cookies for adults only, I add half a teaspoon of instant coffee to the butter mixture. They taste even better with a hint of coffee, my personal touch.
for the vanilla cream…
Cream the butter with confectioners, sugar, vanilla, and I like to add a little hot water. This brings the vanilla cream to an easy, spreadable consistency.
the fun part…
Take one cookie and spread it with the cream filling. Top with another cookie and sandwich it together. Easy. Yes, I could have made these cookies look perfect by rolling the dough out, using a cookie cutter and a cookie stamp, then pipe in the creamy vanilla filling. But who has time for all this, especially since the cookies disappear so quickly.
oreo cookies for a gift box…
Suppose you want to add these gluten-free oreo cookies to a cookie gift box and want them to look fancy, no problem. To do this:
- Chill the dough for about 2 hours, roll it out between sheets of parchment paper and use a cookie-cutter about 1 3/4 inch in diameter to cut out the cookies.
- Carefully transfer each cookie onto a baking sheet
- Use a cookie stamp, carefully stamp each oreo cookie
- Place the cookie sheet in the freezer for 12 minutes
- Bake and cool on a wire rack
- Using a piping bag, spread the vanilla filling over each cookie and top with another to make an oreo sandwich
But I would skip all that. After all, the cookie is all about the texture and how it tastes. And, if you are giving them to someone following a gluten-free diet, they just want the oreo cookies to taste good. Our Gluten-Free Cappuccino Ganache Lace Cookies and Grain-Free Snowball Cookies will also add a nice touch to the cookie box.
These oreo cookies make a wonderful addition to your kids’ lunch box or enjoy them with a hot cup of coffee or tea. I am sorry, they are not one of my healthier cookies. They are an indulgence. But, sometimes indulging in something we enjoy is ok. Having a balance in life, whether work, food, or exercise, keeps us grounded, healthier, and happier. Enjoy!
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