Oatmeal Almond Chocolate Cherry Lace Cookies {Gluten-Free}

These Gluten-Free Oatmeal Chocolate Cherry Lace Cookies are super crisp and buttery, and have bits of goodies in every single bite.

Makes 6 dozen

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword great for cookie exchange, holiday cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 36
Calories 176 kcal
Author Valentina K. Wein



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a couple of baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the butter with the vanilla, sugars, and salt. Mix until everything is evenly blended. Then add the eggs and again, mix to blend completely.
  3. All at once, gently stir in oat flour, almond meal, xanthan gum, baking soda, and baking powder. As soon as it's fully incorporated, fold in the chocolate chips, cherries and oats.
  4. Use a 1 1/4-inch cookie scoop (or teaspoon) to shape the cookies into balls of dough, placing them on the parchment-lined baking sheets as you go. There should be about 12 per sheet, with about 2 to 3 inches between them.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until the cookies are almost dry and golden along the edges, about 8 to 10 minutes. Let them cool on the baking sheet for about 10, and cool at least until they are room temperature before serving.
  6. These cookies will become quite flat when you bake them. That's how they should be! Though delicate, they hold together very well, and when you hold them up to the light and you'll see why they're called lace cookies!

Recipe Notes

It's very easy to make your own oat flour by putting oats in a food processor with the blade attachment and blending until you've got a fine powder. You can also purchase oat flour here.

Xanthan gum can be bought for home use and is a great way to thicken and stabilize gluten-free baked goods. Get it here.