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apple oat cookies on a cooling rack frosted with cinnamon sticks and dough in the background

Gluten Free Spiced Apple-Oat Cookies with Maple Frosting

These tender cookies are so warm and satisfying. They taste like fall and are perfect with a cup of coffee or tea.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Vegan
Keyword apple spice cookies, gluten-free apple spice cookies, vegan apple spice cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 1 cookie
Author Alex Meyer, MA

Ingredients

FOR THE FROSTING

  • 1 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 tsp pure maple syrup see note

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (176°) and line a cookie sheet with a silpat or parchment paper.

  2. Combine the cinnamon, cloves, ginger, ½ tsp salt, baking soda, gluten-free baking flour, and rolled oats in a large bowl until well incorporated.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the dry egg replacer with the apple sauce and let sit for five minutes.
  4. In a stand mixer, mix the butter with the white sugar, brown sugar, egg replacer, and vanilla extract until fluffy and completely integrated.

  5. Stir in the dry mixture until fully combined and scoop 1 to 2 inch balls (depending on how large you want the cookies to be) on the cookie sheet. 

  6. Bake for 12 min, or until lightly golden in color. Completely cool on a wire rack before frosting. Store in an airtight container.

For the Frosting

  1. Mix the sugar and maple syrup in a small bowl until smooth and creamy.

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts are an estimate only. Add more maple syrup or a bit of water if you want a thin glaze.

Makes approximately 16 cookies.