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.”
30 cookies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix the arrowroot, flour and baking powder in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Cream the margarine, sugar and vanilla together in another bowl.
  3. Beat the baking powder, oil and water mixture into the margarine and gradually blend in the flour mixture.
  4. 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.
  5. Cut our your favourite animal shapes (or any cookie cutters you like) and carefully transfer them onto ungreased non-stick baking trays.
  6. Bake them in the centre of the oven for about 8 mins at 190C or 375°F.
  7. Remove the trays from the oven and leave the cookies to cool on the trays for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks.
  8. Decorate with icing as desired or eat plain.
  9. Makes about 30 (depending on size).

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