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Gluten Free Snickerdoodles

A soft and pillowy cookie, covered with a crunchy later of cinnamon and sugar. Gluten free, low sugar, and flour free. These may be a Christmas classic, but they are a pretty special cookie year round. Adapted from Snickerdoodles on OhSheGlows.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 67kcal
Author: Michelle Miller



  • 3/4 cup oat flour* +2 tablespoons
  • 3/4 cup cashews 110g, process in a blender to form 1 cup of cashew flour**
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon


  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons organic cane sugar not coconut or molasses sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • 2 tablespoons organic cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Mix together all the dry ingredients in a medium sized mixing bowl.
  • In a small bowl, combine all wet ingredients, and mix well.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry, and stir until all the dry ingredients are mixed in.
  • The dough will be sticky. Although it's difficult, it's fine to take the dough and form the balls at this stage.
  • To make the dough easier to work with, refrigerate for 1 hour, or overnight. I've baked these both from the warm dough and from chilled dough, and both bake nicely and come out the same- except the chilled dough makes more uniform, nicely rounded cookies.
  • Use a ½ tablespoon measuring spoon to scoop the dough out. This measurement will yield 24 mid-sized cookies.
  • Roll each mound of dough into a ball, and coat with the cinnamon and sugar topping.
  • Bake for 10 minutes for a soft cookie.
  • For a crispier cookie, bake for 10 minutes, turn off heat, and leave the cookies in the oven for another 10 minutes.


*This recipe needs a really fine oat flour. Don't make it in a food processor. In a high speed blender, process oats for about 2 minutes. If you don't have a high speed blender, buy store milled oat flour.
**Almond flour can be subbed.


Calories: 67kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg