Gluten-Free Animal Cookies

"My kids favourite cookie recipe, it's gluten-free, egg-free and dairy-free but definitely not taste-free (my kids can spot a fake a mile off!!) The dough is delicate to handle but well worth the effort. It's from Allergy-Free Cooking for Kids by Antoinette Savill. I've suggested some brand names that are available in Australia."
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Ready In:
30 cookies




  • Mix the arrowroot, flour and baking powder in a bowl and set aside.
  • Cream the margarine, sugar and vanilla together in another bowl.
  • Beat the baking powder, oil and water mixture into the margarine and gradually blend in the flour mixture.
  • Bring the dough together into a ball with your hands, flatten and divide into quarters. Roll out one piece thickly on a clean and floured board with a floured rolling pin.
  • Cut our your favourite animal shapes (or any cookie cutters you like) and carefully transfer them onto ungreased non-stick baking trays.
  • Bake them in the centre of the oven for about 8 mins at 190C or 375°F.
  • Remove the trays from the oven and leave the cookies to cool on the trays for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks.
  • Decorate with icing as desired or eat plain.
  • Makes about 30 (depending on size).

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  1. This recipe is amazing. Gluten, dairy and egg free, and they taste so good! My kids Loved them. I used Better Batter as my flour blend and I found it necessary to add about a 1/4 cup more flour than called for. In order to get each cut cookie onto the baking sheet I pressed down the cookie cutter and then slipped a spatula under each cookie using the cookie cutter to kind of push the cookie up onto the spatula. Then I transferred them onto the cookie sheet each in turn. Using that method I was able to make all types of shapes including large fancy snowflakes with little cut outs.


I'm a mother of two girls, one with allergies to milk, egg, peanuts, the other with food intolerances (mostly to gluten).....looking for recipies to suit us all!!
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