Gluten Free Cookie Cake: A gluten-free version of a cookie cake that tastes so good no one will know it is gluten-free.
It really wasn’t until recent years that I heard about a cookie cake.
I heard people mention them several times, but I just nodded and smiles, stumped because I had never seen one–yes, clearly I live in a hole.
But seriously, what a GENIUS idea.
Especially for this gal who is really not much of a cake person.
Brownies? Yes. Ice cream? Yes. Cookies? Yes.
Cake? Not so much. Cookie Cake? Well, yes please.
I mean what is better than a giant chocolate chip cookie with icing? Because just so you know, it is the cake part I typically don’t like, the icing I have no issue with.
So enter a cookie cake. But not just any cookie cake, a gluten-free cookie cake. But not a gluten-free dessert that uses all sorts of fancy flours–one that is made with simple ingredients and tastes AMAZING!!!
Gluten Free Cookie Cake
Why did I make this Cookie Cake gluten-free?
Well, years ago, my son and I were both gluten-free. And we went to many parties over that time that there were no dessert options for us. Not very fun for a 4-year-old boy or his mom’s sweet tooth!!
So ever since that time, I always want to have gluten-free options for friends or company if needed–without having to buy special flours or mixes.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could always have an easy, tasty go-to gluten-free recipe for yourself or your gluten-free friends? I can promise you, it goes a long to way when you accommodate allergies–especially when there are children involved. I sure think so. And I think this needs to be your go to recipe.
Tips on this Homemade Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
- Be sure to use certified gluten-free oats. Quick cooking oats or regular old fashioned oats both work well to be blended into oat flour. Check out all my Oats Recipes for many recipes using oats of all varieties.
- The oats are to be measured BEFORE blending in this recipe for Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookie Cake.
- If you don’t like peanut butter or have an allergy, feel free to sub it out for almond butter.
More Gluten Free Desserts
- Gluten Free Flourless Chocolate Cookies from My Gluten Free Kitchen
- No Bake Cookie Dough Bites from Allergylicious
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats
- Gluten Free Cinnamon Streusel Muffins
- Gluten-Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies from Meaningful Eats
Gluten Free Cookie Cake
- For the cake:
- 2 cups certified gluten free oats
- 1/4 cup butter softened
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- For the Icing:
- 1 tablespoon butter softened
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 2 cups sifted powder sugar
- 1-3 tablespoons milk as needed
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Place oats in blender and blend until fairly smooth. Mix together with baking soda and set aside.
- Cream peanut butter, butter and sugars together until smooth. Add in egg and vanilla, beating until smooth.
- Stir in oats. Add in chocolate chips and mix until just combined.
- In a 9 inch springform pan, or pizza pan, spread out dough evenly, leaving a 1/2 inch border around edges of pan.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes until center is set.
- Allow to cool.
- For the frosting:
- Beat together the butter and peanut butter and add in powdered sugar slowly.Be sure your powdered sugar is sifted to prevent clumps in your icing. Add 1 tablespoon of milk at a time, to thin icing to desired consistency.
- Pipe out frosting along edges or to spell out Happy Birthday.
- You will have extra frosting--I recommend eating it with a spoon 🙂