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These delicious gluten-free oat cookies are full of dried apricots and chopped walnuts. They're mildly sweet, incredibly soft and chewy throughout, and crispy on the outside. Slideshow:  Gluten-Free Desserts 

April 2014


Credit: © Sarah Bolla

Recipe Summary

15 mins
35 mins
Makes 13


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350°. Position racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

  • Combine the oats, oat flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.

  • Beat the butter and sugars together in a large bowl with a mixer on medium to high speed until fluffy, about 4 minutes. Reduce the speed to low and beat in the egg, egg yolk and vanilla until smooth, about 2 more minutes. With a spatula, add the flour mixture, walnuts and dried apricots to the bowl and stir until fully combined.

  • Scoop the dough into 13 balls of about 1/3 cup each. Arrange the cookies 3 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until the edges are golden and the centers are still very soft. Let cool 5 minutes on the baking sheets, and then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

Make Ahead

These cookies will keep covered in an airtight container for up to 5 days.


To make your own oat flour, put a few cups of rolled oats in a food processor or coffee grinder and pulse until a finely ground and powdery consistency is achieved.