gluten free ice cream scoop cookies


Bite into these gluten free ice cream scoop cookies, and you’ll never know that they’re gluten-free! Yes, they melt in your mouth like cotton candy!

Gluten-Free Cookies

Powdered sugar makes so many cookies and desserts prettier. If you don’t have a dedicated powdered sugar container, then get one! They don’t cost much and you’ll find yourself dusting everything from fresh strawberries to grapefruit! Powdered sugar on these gluten-free cookies that we call ice cream scoop cookies is the icing on the cake.

Baking Gluten Free

Today baking gluten free is really pretty simple and easy. So many products are available to create gluten free baking products. From pie crusts, cakes, pancakes, and waffles to cookies, breading and more. Baking gluten free is not as much of a chore. And, we have lots of fluten-free flours from which to choose. Now I’ve used rice flour in these ice cream scoop cookies. 

Another thing about  theses cookies is that because they’re gluten free, it’s like ‘icing’ on the cookies. Yes, it’s an added bonus for many of you! There are so many things I enjoy about these ice cream scoop cookies. They’re not too sweet. They’ve got a crunch on the outside. They have the texture of a shortbread cookie. There’s a buttery coconuteeee flavor that just makes me want to take one more bite.

Gluten-Free Flours

Gluten-free flours are standard now in even the most remote and smallest grocery stores. According to Healthline, here are your best gluten-free flours:

  • Almond Flour. 
  • Buckwheat Flour. [Buckwheat may contain the word “wheat,” but it is not a wheat grain and is gluten-free.] 
  • Sorghum Flour. 
  • Amaranth Flour. 
  • Teff Flour. 
  • Arrowroot Flour. 
  • Brown Rice Flour. 
  • Oat Flour.

Rice Flour

Since there are quite a few choices for gluten-free flours, why did I choose rice flour? Very scientific. It was in my refrigerated drawer. Yes, I keep rice flour and other flours refrigerated for freshness. Living in a humid climate during many months of the years, I’ve learned that all flours can get ‘buggy’. And, I hate to have good money invested in rice flour, go bad. 

There are other benefits of rice flour. Rice flour can possibly give some beauty benefits like brightening your skin. Supposedly, rice flour can help with acne and pigmentation spots. You’ll find that rice flour is a great source of Vitamin B, and this helps in producing new cells. 

Best Cookies Recipes

Yes, I’m putting this in the best cookies recipes that I’ve ever made. I have to restrain myself because I know these cookies are a treat and not to be eaten like they’re slices of cucumbers without calories. While I don’t know the count, I’m sure they tip on the ‘omg’ side! However, in life, exercising most everything in moderation means you don’t really have to sacrifice much, right!

You’ll love this gluten free banana buttermilk bundt cake!

xoxo ~ally

ice cream scoop cookies

gluten free ice cream scoop cookies

gluten free ice cream scoop cookies

Yield: 12-15 scoops

Bite into these gluten free ice cream scoop cookies, and you'll never know that they're gluten-free! Yes, they melt in your mouth like cotton candy!


  • Preheat oven to 350
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp. sea salt
  • ½ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 5 Tbl. Butter, salted, melted, divided
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • ½ cup dates, diced
  • ½ cup walnuts, chopped
  • ¼ cup coconut, sweetened
  • Powdered sugar for dusting


In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and blend.

In a 2-cup measuring cup, combine the sweetened condense milk, egg and four tablespoons of butter. Blend and then put into the dry ingredients and mix well.

Add the oats and dates and work together with your hands. The mixture is getting thick like playdough.

Work in the nuts and coconut with your hands.

Using a spring scoop (about 2 tablespoons), scoop out 12 to 15 mounds on to a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

Drizzle on top of the cookies the remaining melted butter (one tablespoon). Bake in a preheated 350 oven for 16-20 minutes.

Remove. Cool about 5-7 minutes. Dust with powdered sugar. Eat.


These cookies keep well covered. I have this cute little cake platter holder with a glass cover. On day two, they were just as good as on day one!

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  1. When it gets hot outside, the one thing that every man, woman and child loves is a nice bowl of ice cream. One thing that can really be irritating and can spoil the mood is when the ice cream just refuses to come out of the carton it was bought in, leaving the person desperately wrestling to get the creaming goodness out of its lair.

    1. That is quite annoying, I agree! Yes, ice cream sure does make a hot day cooler! Thanks for stopping by, Jared! Please come back soon! ~ally

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