Gluten-Free Digestive Cookie Recipe

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Today I want to tell you about these gluten-free digestive cookies. They are nothing fancy but will satisfy your craving for a cookie. In this gluten-free cookie recipe, I added oats and sweet sorghum flour for extra protein and fiber. To sweeten them up, I used a little maple syrup. To seal the deal I drizzled melted chocolate over the cookies. The chocolate is optional, but it doesn’t hurt to add chocolate to desserts. When I make the cookies, I only decorate some with chocolate and leave the others without it. Why are these gluten-free cookies different from most? It is because the cookies are not as sweet and you can serve them with cheese or other savoury toppings. Enjoy!


  • 1 cup all-purpose GF flour blend (I used cup4cup)
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. Aluminum-free baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Xanthan gum (use 1/2 tsp. if your flour blend does not include it)
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp. Salted butter or if vegan use solid coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 4 - 6 Tbsp. Milk or if vegan use non-dairy milk
  • 4 oz. GF chocolate for decorating (optional)
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Preheat oven to 375 F and line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper
  • Add oats to a food processor and process until you reach a flour texture
  • Add flours, baking soda, baking powder and Xanthan gum and pulse to combine
  • Add the butter and pulse until the dough resembles breadcrumbs
  • Add maple syrup and 4 tablespoons of milk. The dough will start balling. Add more milk if needed, 1 tablespoon at a time until the dough begins to stick together
  • Transfer the dough onto a lightly floured work surface and sprinkle it lightly with some more flour. Roll out to about 3 - 4 mm thick Using a cookie cutter cut into circles and place on a prepared baking sheet. I used a fork to make a pattern on the cookies. Refrigerate cookies for 30 minutes
  • Bake for 13 - 15 minutes until lightly golden. Cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes, then transfer onto a cooling rack to cool completely. They will crispen up as they cool
  • Decorate with melted chocolate if you wish
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