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Healthy Homemade Oreos (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)

By December 8, 2023February 1st, 2024Dairy Free, Gluten Free, grain free, Paleo, Vegetarian

These Homemade Oreo Cookies are deliciously sweet and chocolatey, just like traditional Oreo cookies but made with healthier ingredients, gluten-free and dairy free. They taste amazing. You’ll feel good about eating this upgraded version.

Healthy Homemade Oreos tall stack

These gluten-free oreo cookies are DANGEROUSLY DELICIOUS, you’re going to love them so much.

The dark chocolate, fudgy cookies are sandwiched together with a moist and creamy dairy free filling.

Organic powdered sugar makes them taste almost identical to store bought Oreos. But they are a little different, not quite as crispy. They have a moist, buttery homemade texture that is SOOO… GOOD.

This chocolate sandwich cookie is fun to make with your family. It’s great for holiday parties and cookie gift boxes. Everyone loves them.

Why You’ll Love These Healthy Homemade Oreos

  • fudgy dense cookie
  • sweet creamy filling
  • healthier ingredients
  • gluten-free and dairy-free
  • fun to make with children or friends
Healthy Homemade Oreos stack and single cookies

Ingredients For Gluten Free Oreos

Homemade Oreos are fabulous when you’re craving a sweet chocolate cookie but want something healthier and gluten free without any preservatives. This is what you need to make them:

Note: They will be a little crispier with maple sugar than coconut sugar but both are good.

Healthy Homemade Oreos ingredients

How To Make The Cookies

There are detailed instructions are in the recipe card below. Here are the basic steps:

Step 1: Mix together the almond flour, cacao powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

Step 2: In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream together the shortening and maple sugar until smooth. It will take 2-3 minutes. Add vanilla and egg. Beat until smooth and fluffy, about 1 minute.

Step 3: Add the flour mixture and beat until you get a smooth, thick dough.

Step 4: Line 2 sheet pans with parchment.

Step 5: Divide the dough into half and place each one on parchment paper. I find it easier to work with a smaller amount of dough, but you can roll all the dough at the same time if you prefer.

Step 6: Place the parchment and dough on the counter and place a second piece of parchment on top. Roll the dough to 1/4″ thickness. (If it’s sticking to the parchment refrigerate for 30 minutes).

Step 7 : Use a 2” circular cookie cutter to cut the dough, then carefully place the circles on to prepared baking sheets. Continue the rolling and cutting process, reforming the scrap pieces into a disk, rolling and cutting until all the dough is all used up. You’ll get about 36 single cookies to make 18 oreo sandwich cookies.

Step 8: Bake for 12 minutes or until the cookies are set.

Step 9: Remove from the oven and allow them to cool for 10 minutes on the baking sheets, then carefully transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Meanwhile, prepare the oreo filling.

Healthy Homemade Oreos plate with cookies and spatula with filling

How To Make Oreo Filling

The filling is very simiple and has 4 ingredients:

I use organic powdered sugar to make the filling white. If you want a healthier version you can use powdered maple sugar. A recipe for it is included in the notes of the recipe card.

STEP 1: In a large bowl, beat the shortening or vegan butter on medium speed until smooth and fluffy.

Step 2: Beat in the powdered sugar and vanilla on medium speed.

Step 2: Once it begins to smooth out, beat on high speed to get it nice and smooth and fluffy. Add a few tablespoons of water or nut milk if the filling is too dry. The filling should be thick and smooth.

Healthy Homemade Oreos filling in bowl

Assembling The Cookies

  1. Spread about 3 teaspoons of filling on the flat side of a chocolate cookie and top with another cookie, flat side down.
  2. Gently press down to create a sandwich. Repeat with the remaining cookies.
Healthy Homemade Oreos spreading the filling with spatula
Healthy Homemade Oreos hand putting cookie on stack

Serving and Storage

Enjoy the cookies immediately or save for later. If you’re making them with children or friends you’ll probably eat them as fast as you spread them.

Any remaining cookies can be stored loosely covered (to keep them crisp) at room temperature for up to 3 days, or cover and refrigerate to keep them longer, for up to 1-2 weeks. Enjoy!

Healthy Homemade Oreos stacked with one on the side

If you like this recipe you may also want to try the other gluten free cookie recipes

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Healthy Homemade Oreos (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)


  • Author: Ingrid
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 18 cookies 1x

Description

These Homemade Oreo Cookies are deliciously sweet and chocolatey just like traditional Oreo cookies but made with healthier ingredients, gluten-free and dairy-free. They taste amazing.


Ingredients

Scale

Homemade Oreo Cookie Dough

Oreo Filling 


Instructions

Homemade Oreo Cookies

  1. In a medium bowl mix together the almond flour, cacao powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium, cream together the shortening and maple or coconut sugar until smooth. It will take 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add vanilla and egg. Beat until smooth and fluffy, about 1 minute.
  4. Add the flour mixture and beat until you get a smooth, thick dough. Use a spatula if it gets too thick for your mixer.
  5. Divide the cookie dough in half.* Place each half on a large piece of parchment paper. Flatten each one into a disk. Wrap one in the parchment paper and put into the refrigerator.
  6. Preheat your oven to 325° F.
  7. Line 2 sheet pans with parchment or do in batches.
  8. Place the unrefrigerated half of the dough and parchment paper onto the counter and place a second piece of parchment on top. Roll the dough to 1/4″ thickness. (If it’s sticking to the parchment refrigerate for 30 minutes)
  9. Use a 2” circular cookie cutter to cut the dough, then carefully place the circles onto the prepared baking sheets. Continue the rolling and cutting process until the first batch of dough is used up, reforming the scrap pieces into a disk, rolling and cutting until all the dough it’s all used up.
  10. Remove the second disk from the refrigerator and cut into circles until all the dough is used up.
  11. You’ll get about 36 single cookies to make 18 oreo sandwich cookies.
  12. Place cookies into the oven once you have a full sheet and bake for 12 minutes or until the cookies are set.
  13. Remove from the oven and allow them to cool for 10 minutes on the baking sheets, then carefully transfer to wire racks to cool. completely. Meanwhile, prepare the oreo filling.

Oreo Filling:

  1. In a large bowl, beat the shortening or vegan butter on medium speed until smooth and fluffy.
  2. Beat in the powdered sugar and vanilla on medium speed.
  3. Once it begins to smooth out, beat on high speed to get it nice and smooth and fluffy. Add a few tablespoons of water or nut milk if the filling is too dry. The filling should be thick and smooth.

Assembling The Cookies:

  1. Spread about 3 teaspoons of filling on the flat side of a chocolate cookie and top with another cookie, flat side down. Gently press down to create a sandwich. Repeat with the remaining cookies. You will get about 18 cookies.
  2. Store the cookies loosely covered (to keep them crisp) at room temperature for up to 3 days, or cover and refrigerate to keep them longer, for up to 1-2 weeks. Enjoy!

Notes

I find it easier to work with a smaller amount of dough, but you can roll the all the dough at the same time if you prefer.

Powdered maple sugar will make the cream filling a little darker, it won’t be as white.

How to Make Your Own Powdered Maple Sugar
Add 1 cup maple sugar to a high-speed blender. Make sure it’s totally dry.
Blend on high until it has a powder-like texture, 2-3 minutes.
Measure after blending.

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Dessert, Snack
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Paleo, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Dairy Free

Keywords: healthy oreos, homemade oreo cookies, healthy homemade oreo cookies, gluten-free oreo cookies

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