Grandma H’s Oatmeal Cookies

Grandma H's Oatmeal Cookies

Many people with Celiac disease do not get enough fiber and grains in their diet. I am no different, so lately I’ve been on a mission to incorporate more oats in to my everyday diet. Oats have been proven to improve health in just about anyone. They improve digestive function, help increase energy and keep you full longer. This recipe isn’t the healthiest way to get your oats, but it’s a start.

Grandma’s cookie recipe is really Golden Raisin Oatmeal cookies, but I’m just not a raisin fan. I used mini chocolate chips instead. You can use whichever you prefer. Also, if you aren’t big on orange flavoring, feel free to use vanilla instead. The bf didn’t really love the orange flavor and yet all my cookies disappeared in only two days!

Grandma H's Oatmeal Cookies

Grandma H’s Oatmeal Cookies

1/3 c. Butter or coconut oil, softened

1/2 c. Brown sugar

1/4 c. Evaporated cane sugar

1 Egg (or Egg Re-placer)

1 Tb. Water

1 1/2 c. Gluten free Oats (quick oats are best)

1/2 c. Brown rice flour

1/4 tsp. Xanthan gum

1 tsp. Orange zest or extract (Can substitute vanilla)

1/2 tsp. Cinnamon

1/4 tsp. Baking soda

1/2 – 3/4 c. Golden Raisins or Chocolate chips

1/4 c. Walnuts (optional)


Preheat oven to 350 F.

In medium mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar and egg.

Add water, vanilla, oats, baking soda, flour and xanthan gum.

Mix well and add orange extract, cinnamon and raisins or chocolate chips.

Use a tablespoon and spoon cookies onto parchment lined baking sheet.

Bake 12-15 minutes. Enjoy!

Grandma H's Oatmeal Cookies


Grandma H’s Vanilla Glazed Fresh Apple Cookies

Grandma H's Fresh Apple Cookies

Cookie number 3 in the Grandma H’s cookie series is the Fresh Apple Cookie with Vanilla glaze. My grandma always had more apples than anyone would know what to do with come fall apple harvest time. This fresh apple cookie is a great way to use up some of those apples and a delicious fall treat. This time i didn’t use the glaze, because I’m feeling a little overloaded on sugar. These cookies are still plenty sweet without it.

Grandma H’s Vanilla Glazed Fresh Apple cookies

2 c. Brown rice flour

1/2 c. Tapioca flour

1 tsp. Baking soda

1 tsp. Xanthan gun

1 tsp. Cinnamon

1/4 tsp. Cloves

1/4 tsp. Sea salt

2 c. Brown sugar (coconut)

1/2 c. Coconut oil or butter

1 Egg

1/4 c. Apple juice

1 1/2 c. Chopped apples

1 c. Pecans, chopped


Vanilla Glaze

1 1/2 c. Powdered sugar

2 Tb. Coconut milk

1 Tb. Coconut oil or butter

1/2 tsp. Pure Vanilla extract

pinch of Sea salt


Preheat oven to 400 F.

Combine flours, baking soda, xanthan gum, salt, cinnamon and cloves in medium bowl.

In another bowl, cream sugar, coconut oil and egg.

Beat dry mix into egg mixture, until well mixed.

Add apple juice, apples and pecans.

Spoon onto parchment lined baking sheet and bake about 10 – 12 minutes.

Cookies should be golden brown, but not too soft.

For glaze:

Mix all ingredients and beat until smooth. Spread on cookies.

Grandma H’s Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Grandma H’s Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

The thing about Grandma H is, well, I think she is a cookie baking genius. Or at least, she’s made more cookies than any person I know.  For probably about the last 60 years, my Grandma H has been cooking up hundreds, maybe even thousands of cookies every Christmas. The kitchens are a little slower these days, but for many years my grandma (with some help from grandpa as well) would make countless types of cookies and candies. Since there were many kids and grand kids, there were many many batches of everyone’s favorite cookie or candy. Before I moved away from home, I was lucky enough to be able to write down some of the most favorite cookie recipes and now I am remaking them gluten free. This is cookie #2 in the series. Cookie #1 was the remake of her peanut butter cookie into a gluten free almond butter cookie.

I have been halving the original recipes for my remake purposes, since the recipes were for large batches. Feel free to double if you have a larger family or  if you are having a party.I hope you enjoy these recipes as much as my family has. 🙂

Grandma H’s Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

1/4 c. + 2 Tb. Evaporated cane sugar

1/4c. + 2 Tb. Brown sugar ( I love the new brown coconut sugar!!)

1/2 c. Coconut oil or butter

1 Egg

1/2 tsp. Pure vanilla extract

1/2 tsp. Baking soda

1/2 tsp. Xanthan gum

1/4 c. White rice flour

1/4 c. Brown rice flour

1/4 c. Tapioca flour

1/2 tsp. Sea salt

1/2 bag Chocolate chips

1/3 c. Walnuts, chopped (optional)


Preheat oven to 375 F.

Cream oil, sugar, eggs, and vanilla in a medium mixing bowl.

In another bowl whisk flours, baking soda, xanthan gum and salt.

Slowly add flour mix to egg mixture. Beat well and add chocolate chips.

Bake 12 – 15 minutes. Shorter baking time equals chewier cookies. 🙂

Grandma H’s Almond Butter Cookies

Grandma H’s Almond Butter Cookies


As you can probably guess, this recipe came from my Grandma H. Although, I did have to add some xanthan gum. The original recipe also called for peanut butter instead of almond butter, but I’m pretty sure she’ll allow it.

Almond Butter Cookie Dough

Use a rounded tablespoon to drop cookies on baking sheet.

Grandma H’s Almond Butter Cookies

1/2 c. Butter, softened

1 c. Evaporated cane sugar

1 Egg

1 tsp. Pure vanilla extract

1 c. Almond butter

1/2 tsp. Baking soda

1/2 tsp. Sea salt

1 tsp. Xanthan gum

1 c. Brown rice flour

1/2 c. Tapioca flour


Preheat oven to 350 F.

Cream butter, sugar, egg, vanilla and almond butter together.

In another  bowl, mix baking soda, salt, xanthan gum and flours.

Add flour mix to almond butter mixture and blend.

Using a rounded tablespoon, drop tablespoon size cookies onto baking sheet.

Cookies will expand slightly, so leave an inch or two between cookies.

Bake 12 minutes for slightly chewy cookies or 15 minutes for crunchy cookies.

Almond Butter Cookies