December 4, 2023

Gluten-free Christmas Cookies With Oats

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! With the first snowfall this winter, I've been feeling extra festive this weekend: the Christmas tree is up, the fairy lights are shining, and the first Advent candle is burning. Of course, with all this anticipation, Christmas cookies are a must!

Are you looking for low-sugar Christmas cookies that are also vegan and gluten-free? Then my little creation made from oats and almonds certainly won't disappoint you. I have opted for a vegan royal icing for the topping. However, you can of course adjust this as you wish or leave it out completely. I hope you like them!


For the cookies

80g ground rolled oats

40g cornflour

40g xylitol

80g coconut oil

1 egg substitute (I use MyEy VollEy from MyEy)

For the royal icing

½ tin of aquafaba (liquid in a tin of chickpeas)

250g icing sugar

Optional: food colouring


  1. Combine all the ingredients for the cookiesand mix to a homogeneous mass.
  2. Chill the dough for at least 2hours.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
  4. Take the dough out of the fridge androll it out. If the dough is too moist, simply add a little ground oat flakesor cornflour. Cut out the cookies as desired and place on a baking tray.
  5. Bake for 11 minutes at 180 degreesin the centre of the oven and then leave to cool thoroughly.
  6. Beat the aquafaba until stiff forthe royal icing.
  7. Slowly add the icing sugar andcontinue to mix until you have an airy, creamy mixture.
  8. If required, add a few drops of foodcolouring of your choice and mix again.
  9. Pour the royal icing into a pipingbag and pipe onto the cookies.
  10. Allow to dry completely and store ina cookie tin.