Gluten Free Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies With White Chocolate Chips

October 17, 2018

One thing I've learned since having Celiac Disease for over 10 years now is that gluten free desserts can be just as good as non-gluten free desserts. BUT GF desserts are almost always better when made at home. There is something about making a lot of gluten free stuff that causes bakers to be sloppy or something. I've purchased so many terrible and dried out gluten-free baked goods.

When we were in Portugal, I had my first gluten-free croissant and I almost cried. It was flaky and delightful and tasted like a real croissant should taste. I really didn't think it was possible to have flaky gluten-free pastry foods. One day we will tackle the challenge of making gluten-free flaky croissants at home. In the meantime, we bring you a super easy cookie recipe that no one will know is gluten free. Even one of our pickiest friends who hate all things gluten-free love these cookies.
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These cookies would be great if you have a bake sale or you have to bring a dessert to work or have some other event where you need to bring a lot of something. Even if you don't have to eat gluten free, one of the kindest things you could do is bring treats that don't have common allergies like gluten. I can't tell you how meaningful it is to me when someone considers and remembers me and brings something gluten free that I can eat.
Also, as I'm sure you already knowing, one of the best ways to set yourself up for success on WW is to be prepared. We always make sure that if we are going to a gathering that we bring at least one or two options that are WW friendly and gluten free. That way we know that we can eat something and we have more control over our point situation.

And if you are wanting to make these cookies with less points, you could leave out the white chocolate chips. I'm not going to lie though, the white chocolate chips take these cookies to the next level. The good news is these cookies aren't too bad on points as they are 3 points or one cookie. You certainly couldn't go nuts, but this would be a nice treat after dinner and won't blow your points.

Funny story about these cookies- when Savannah first made them she used butter that had been hanging out in the fridge a lil' too long (and she didn't realize it). So she made this entire batch and they tasted like the fridge. Do you know what taste I'm talking about? It's hard to describe but if you've ever tasted it you'll know what I'm talking about.

So she had to bake a fresh batch with fresh margarine and they were so delicious we gobbled them up before we could even get pictures of them. So we saved the refrigerator tasting cookies for the photo shoot. While both batches of cookies look the same, they most certainly didn't taste it.

Yield: 32

Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies With White Chocolate Chips


  • 1 Cup Brown Rice Flour
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • Pinch of  Salt
  • 1/2 cup Uncooked Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Cup I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Light Spread
  • 2/3 Cup Shredded Carrots
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/3 White Chocolate Chips


  1. Add the butter, brown sugar, and sugar to a bowl and mix for 1 minute.
  2. Add the egg and vanilla to the bowl and mix until combined.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  4. Add the dry mixture into the wet and mix until combined.
  5. Add the oats, carrots, and white chocolate chips to the bowl and fold in gently.
  6. Cover the bowl and refrigerate the mixture for about an hour.
  7. Cover the bowl and refrigerate the mixture for about an hour or longer.
  8. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line two or three baking sheets with silicone mats.
  9. Use a Tbs. dough scoop to scoop dough onto the mats.
  10. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  11. Let cool for 10-15 minutes before moving to a cooling rack or eating.


3 WW Freestyle Smart Points per cookie

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