Chocolate Oats & Honey Cut-Out Cookies (GF+Vegan) - FOOD PHOTO SHOOT

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Easter is approaching fast isn’t it? No worries, I got ya covered with this semi-healthy recipe.
My sis was telling me about these particular cookies that she’d gotten from a local bakery while I was away traveling. Apparently they were memorable because she still has been asking me to recreate them. The way she described them was that they’re just your basic shortbread cookie, but with that bakery vanilla flavor and a chocolate dip that makes them so good.

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While I’m definitely going to make her some just like that, I was inspired by her talking about it to try making a little bit of a healthier version. You know, because sweets have a time and place, but it’s good to throw in a little more balance sometimes too. These cookies are made with minimal ingredients and they are so fast and easy.

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I happened to be out of oat flour when I wanted to make these so I simply processed some rolled oats into my own flour and even with the extra step I think these took me under an from start to finish. Now if you want to get fancy with the chocolate dipping/decorating then you might need a little longer, but the point is that they’re simple.

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My first few test batches were good, but I needed to do a little tweaking because I think I was being a too ambitious about keeping the ingredients low and they were lacking the texture I was going for. The flavor for even my least favorite batch was so good though. I don’t know how such a basic combination can turn into magic in the oven, but it does. The way I’d describe these final cookies is somewhere between a graham cracker and a chewy granola bar. Crunchy on the outside, but soft on the inside and totally dip-able!

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You can do any shape you want, by the way. I picked up a little Easter egg cutter the other day because I thought it would be fun for this month.

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So I’m out guys, but I really hope you get the chance to try these and love them.

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Chocolate Oats & Honey Cut-Out Cookies (GF+Vegan)

1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
3/4 cup raw (turbinado) sugar
1/2 cup honey
2 tablespoons arrowroot powder (or cornstarch)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
4 cups oat flour
2 teaspoons coconut oil
2/3 cup (about 120g) semi-sweet dark chocolate, roughly chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (190 C) and line a few cookie sheets with parchment or silicone mats. Cream coconut oil and sugar in a large bowl, then scrape sides and beat in honey, arrowroot, vanilla, baking powder, and salt. Add oat flour a cup at a time and beat until dough is well mixed.
Divide dough into halves and roll out each portion, one at time, on a lightly floured surface in a layer about 1/4 inch thick. Use cookie cutters to cut desired shapes or just a sharp knife to cut squares. Place cookies side by side (no need for much spacing because these don't spread very much) and bake for 7 to 9 minutes until edges are lightly golden. Remove and cool completely before frosting.

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Nice work once again! I'm just a little surprised seeing the term semi-healthy probably because it's never used to promote any food product! Haha. I wouldn't say I'm semi-friendly either. Nonetheless, I like the fact that you're not sugarcoating your already 'sweet' recipe.

Hahaha boss (sweet) recipeeee (hiroyamagishi (68))

I think I got all of that, so thank you

Thanks for the recipe, simplicity and creativity
Well done ..

Yummy.. That's what I'm talking about.. I have a quick question... The Oat flour you were out of.. Did you add Rolled oats ( like oatmeal) into your flour? Because, I have added oatmeal to Meatloaf.. And it was also really good. It made my Meatloaf very moist. Your cookie display is just beautiful. I love the way your camera takes pictures. And, I feel like there is still some hope with your last comment on how your Introduction post only made .21 lol .. When I get Big... I want to be just like you!!! Thanks for sharing!!

you are very kind. I ground some steel cut oats to make my own flour. Not sure I'd recommend that for everyone, it was a huge mess and put some wear and tear on my mixer for sure. Great commenting, thanks so much @pickyvicki

Maybe it's best to stick with the oat flour then.. lol I like to simplify things.. so easy is best for me..

yummy,now i am feeling

haha oak flour = rolled oaks + flour

Haha, thanks @liwen12345!

o my goodness im so in love right now.... i want to have some of this

you now have the recipe, give it a go @janrotas

sure i would, weekend food adventure

Would love it as my midnight snack!

good choice @tamsguitar, thanks for commenting

Sweet! Cant wait to try this recipe...tonite

did you give it a try?

  ·  2 years ago (edited)

I can't help but salivate and this post coming early in the morning ( in this part of the world). I can't help it than to visit kitchen now. Good job.

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Great post. Nice photos. Really

These cookies looks really delicious thanks for sharing @gringalucious

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Amazing photography my friends

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Sister wao you again come with new food when you eat with me that food

thanks so much for commenting

Yummy! Another great post, with amazing content and awesome pictures! :)

thanks so much for your comments @mrchef111

You are most welcome! :)

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Haha, thanks @suryaking2085!

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Brilliant shots my friend! They are looking delicious! You posted the recipe to i think it's my time to get to the kitchen and make some of those delicious cookies <3
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Chocolate Oats & Honey Cut-Out Cookies yuuuum
Wow you have share so delicious and beutiful pix cookies

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Looks delicious

Your sister must be very happy to have such a wonderful sibling 😊 great recipe!

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So delicious! Perfect for the Easter days. I think that children these biscuits will especially enjoy.

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The cookies are delicious friends
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Look very delicious, hope can try it 😋😋

I hope you can try it also


I love this food sweet and delicious. such a cookie is good with fresh milk to drink very tasty. good post.

I agree, some good milk would be great with this cookie for sure, thanks @olegas89

  ·  2 years ago (edited)

Uuuughhh yuuum! These look AMAZING!
I am a huge huge fan of oatmeal cookies, they're one of my favorite cookies, right next to chocolate chip, and chewy chocolate cookies.
I also love the fact that they are so easy to make. I have a recipe that takes me literally 30 minutes between preparation and baking.
And it's also vegan, gluten free and delicious.
Yay for semi healthy treats!

zenasc (39) good job

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@gringalicious Thank you, the cookie recipe you post helps me and millions of other humans ,, I wait for the next recipe recipe,

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@gringalicious how delicious and healthy these cookies are, your always so creative, I love all your post. I would like to go through my humble blog to suggest some tips or ideas since I have little time on the platform.

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You're welcome, it's always nice to do it
I really like your posts

this is looking superb and yummy wow big fan of your delicious cookies :)

you are so very kind, thanks so much @cutiepie

Love the easter style you added to the cookies. I haven't had an oat cookie for many many years now. I think i'm long due one of these!

I think you should give them a go @jmido8 and remedy the many years without an oat cookie - LOL

good post!


Delicious cookies..thanks for the resipe @gringalicious

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Wow beautiful thing you made and thanks for sharing about it this looks really delicious :)

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beautifully made that is awesome photography too after all the hard work :)

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Honey doesn't grow on plants. So how come you categorize this one as vegan!

You can certainly suggest some vegan alternative to honey to actually make it all vegan.

awesome, the vegan police has dropped by, that's awesome, thanks so much

That got a chuckle out of me! ; )

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I love Chocolate cookie but i will not have your art
your food photo is good~~

Yummy! It tastes good already even without eating.💪😋

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I'm definitely FAN 1° of your photos, and the recipe looks really delicious! I recently acquired a professional Canon camera, do you work with Canon or another camera?

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The photos... I feel like grabbing my screen right now for a taste of that delicious cookie.

it's a common problem, LOL Thanks @jhezontheroad

Wow it looks Delicious

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Most Welcome

Yummmmmmmy ...

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I love, that you took the idea as a basis, but you made your own recipe. Cookie immediately reminded me of Easter eggs, you can fantasize and make different patterns on the cookies with chocolate. That is intriguing)

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Nothing better than cookies to make my mouth water on a friday morning :) Have a good day @gringalicious!

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hmm, i am hungry , i love chocolate so ,much

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Hi my dear! Ohhhh! The cookies with oats looks so perfect, it’s so good for the breakfast, healthy and yummy recipe.

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wow...amazing...i hope it so testy....i like your post very much....And waiting for your next post

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looks tasty and easy, makes me want to re-bake your recipe :D

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I know the chocolate goes real good with the cookies mom ised to make them just like that

great, I hope it brought back good memories

Yep sure did i should get her to make a batch

This let me very have appetite

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Thanks for the recipe. Will try it and by the way, you are also a great photographer

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My favorite one is chocolate. Never made. I found a lot of good ideas, I will try to make it. Respect is very much like me. No doubt, you are a qualityful man. Thanks for sharing.

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This are looking delicious. I guess they must be very delicious to eat right

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I understand, thanks for commenting



Delicious cookies @gringalicious and as always amazing photos

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Thank You for sharing this great cookie receipt. They look so delicious!

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I am glad you can get into this one