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Oreo cookies (home-made)

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This was made for a mum who needed to transition one of her children away from gluten and dairy. Unfortunately, he also has a very limited diet.

One of his staples at school was Oreo cookies so we looked to make ones that didn’t contain dairy or gluten.

I decided to have a play and OMG these are amazing!!

Not top of the nutritional tree, but surprisingly not a disaster either.

I have made this multiple different ways so it’s super flexible. It can be GF and DF or you can use general pantry items. I’ve made notes as to which I think is best!


This makes quite a few so I actually halved the amount for a tester. Gives you some weird numbers but it’s an accommodating recipe, a bit more or less isn’t a make or break! (You can tell who’s NOT a serious baker 😉)

1 cup almond flour (I have also used regular wholemeal but prefer the nut option for taste)
½ tsp baking powder
½ cup cocoa powder (I used the dark choc Pam’s)
1/6 cup honey or maple syrup
1/8 cup of melted butter (deodorised coconut oil for DF)
½ tsp vanilla essence


Heat oven to 175˚
Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl
Add the wet ingredients and stir to make a thick paste/dough. I use fingers at the end.
It will seem as though the liquid is not enough but well-mixed it does come together. If very dry add a touch more oil/butter or water.
Roll out to Oreo thickeness between silicon or baking paper sheets.
Cut into circles
Bake in the oven for approx 8 minutes.
Careful as they are really easy to overcook.
Cool on rack.


This is where it gets exciting. I have 3 different options:

  1. Melt a white marshamallow in the microwave for approx 3 seconds. Squish between two Oreo cookies.
  2. Make a buttercream icing with butter and powerdered sugar.
  3. Whipped cream.

Judith, MA Cantab (Cambridge University), Post Grad Dip Psychology (Massey University), is an AOTA accredited picky eating advisor and internationally certified nutritional therapist. She works with 100+ families every year resolving fussy eating and returning pleasure and joy to the meal table.

She is also mum to two boys and the author of Creating Confident Eaters and Winner Winner I Eat Dinner. Her dream is that every child is able to approach food from a place of safety and joy, not fear.

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