Gluten-free Vegan Oreos

Friends, it’s time to get serious. We need to have “the” talk. No, not that  talk. The other talk. You know, the one where we sit down and discuss why on earth 2 chocolate cookies sandwiched between a thick cream tastes soooooo insanely good?

Gluten-free Vegan Oreos - Fork & Beans

And why did it take me so long to recreate an exact version of those delightful cookies we call Oreos? This discussion, of course, must be made over an ice cold glass of rice milk and 2 Moreos cookies.  Maybe 3.

Gluten-free Vegan Oreos - Fork & Beans

These are even kid-tested. A 5-year old and 12-year old were my guinea pigs and both of them said they *loved* these. The 12-year old even said that they were better than the store bought version. (I think she was blowing sunshine up my butt, however). What a terrible visual, by the way.  All I’m saying is, as I was uploading these photos, I had to run and get another one. The pictures were sparking up a lust in me. Drool did occur.

Utter perfection. And you just might faint once you see this picture:

Gluten-free Vegan Oreos - Fork & Beans

Do you see what I see??? (No, I’m not talking about that insanely adorable dog in the background, or my model’s brightly colored fingers)… My fingers trembled the first time I twisted the cookies in order to see if they would smoothly separate the way real Oreos do, leaving the cream full intact. I screamed with excitement when they did! Wanna see another picture of it?

Me too! 

Gluten-free Vegan Oreos - Fork & Beans


Gluten-free Vegan Cookies

Makes about 2 dozen cookie sandwiches (approx 48 individual cookies)

Gluten, dairy, and egg free

(Inspired by the Baking Illustrated Icebox Cookie recipe/procedure).


  • 3/4 c. brown rice flour
  • 3/4 c. sorghum flour
  • 1/4 c. potato starch
  • 1/4 c. arrowroot powder
  • 1/3 c. unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/4 c. Enjoy Life chocolate chips, melted
  • 16 Tbs Earth Balance butter
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 Tb Ener-G egg replacer + 2 Tbs warm water, mixed until thickened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Cream butter and sugars with an electric mixer. AVOID MIXING TOO MUCH–1 minute TOPS (if you beat for a longer amount of time, the cookies will flatten out because too much air has been added into the mix). Add melted chocolate chips and mix. Add Ener-G egg replacer and vanilla and mix until well combined.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix flours, starches, cocoa, and salt completely.
  3. Add wet ingredients into dry mix bow and stir with a wooden spoon until a dough forms. Dough should not be sticky (if so, add 1 Tb of flour at a time until soft still, not sticky.
  4. Transfer 1/2 the dough onto a piece of parchment paper. With your hands, roll dough into a log that is 6″x2″. Smooth with hands. Wrap a piece of clear wrap around the dough and chill for 2+hours (i chilled my dough overnight and they were perfect. If you do not chill it long enough, the cookies will spread. You want them to stay in the same shape pre and post baking!) Do the same with the other 1/2 of the dough.
  5. Once dough is chilled long enough, preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  6. Unroll the dough out of the plastic wrap and slice cookies with a sharp knife at 1/4-1/2″ thick slices (It is important to cut them on the thicker side so they don’t spread, rather keep their shape).
  7. Place 1/2 of the cookies a Silpat-lined baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes (you might need to cook longer but at 15 minutes, keep your eye on the doneness of the cookies).
  8. Allow to cool fully on the baking sheet. The cookies with toughen up and become crunchier the longer they sit.

For the filling:

  • 1/2 c. vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  1. With an electric mixer, combine all of the ingredients together until cream becomes thick and smooth (about 2 minutes).
  2. Using a spatula, scrape the cream into a ziploc baggie, make a small slit in one corner, and thickly distribute the cream in a circular motion onto one cookie. Gently sandwich another cookie on top. Wa-la.

Gluten-free Vegan Oreos - Fork & Beans

Later on today, I *will* be making more of these insanely delicious gluten-free and vegan Oreos. It must be instructed that every home in the world should be filled with a batch of these cookies! A law must be in place, really.

Gluten-free Vegan Oreos - Fork & Beans

And now I will switch subjects completely and bring to you the cutest dog in the world. Just because I can. And because she is so stinking adorable–this dog has my heart! I wish this puppy was mine but I love every minute I get to spend with her when she visits.

I just wanna jump into this picture and snuggle with this lovebug!

She apparently was not as excited as I was when I struck cookie gold…


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  1. Instead of 3/4 c. brown rice flour, 3/4 c. sorghum flour, 1/4 c. potato starch, and 1/4 c. arrowroot powder, can I substitute that for 2 cups of multipurpose gluten free flour?

    • You can always try that, yes! I don’t bake with gluten flours so I cannot guarantee it because usually gluten-free baking uses a little more liquid than normal. Try it out, maybe using 1/4 c. less and if you need it (the dough is too sticky) then add it in at the end :)

  2. Geez, these looks sooooooo perfect!

  3. Kimberly says:

    I will be trying this recipe immediately! My daughter is autistic and on a GFDF diet but she can tell at a glance when we try to give her a ‘fake’ oreo. She checks the top for the letters. So we tried breaking them in half thus destroying the obvious evidence. Broken fake oreo goes in and immediately comes back out. Then she give you a look of utter loathing and wipes her tongue on her hand and her hand on her shirt as she marches away. She loves Oreos so I have been searching for something that will not upset her tummy. Thanks!!!

  4. Cara,
    Can you substitute tapioca or potato starch for the arrowroot powder? This was one of those rare recipes where that is the only ingredient that I was lacking! I have been gluten free for about a year and a half now, and just went dairy-free this month due to allergies. These look so great! Thanks for sharing.

  5. How would you adjust the dry ingredients for non gluten free, please. I really like your style and food!

    Thank you for a great site!!


    • Hi Diane!! Thank you for the comment. Try using equal measurements–it should work out just fine :) Just use 2 c. all purpose flour. Let me know if it works!

  6. So much fun – what kid or adult doesn’t love the occasional oreo!

    Your Surrogate Pup is super adorable & well behaved – mine would have eaten the whole batch of cookies the minute I turned my back :-)

  7. Babe just one word for you. AMAZING =D

  8. You never fail to amaze me… this is brilliance, sheer brilliance – and even BETTER than Oreos as they are home made. No numbers/preservatives/scary ingredients… you rock :)

    Cookies and Milk ahoy!

  9. You are a genius !!!

  10. Umm, YUM! First time visitor but with posts of a precious puppy (alliteration much?) and delicious cookies I will definitely be back!

    • Welcome, Arbohl! Woo-hoo, so happy you stumbled upon this lil ol’ site. Please DO come back–I cannot wait to hear more from you! xo, Cara

  11. Your biggest fan! says:

    New picture icom….hmmmm? Love it! And the Moreos look really good too.
    I don’t think you would eat SnoBalls as a kid because of the coconut. Not 1oo% sure about that though.

    • New picture! The Moreos are so good, I made more today :) And you are right, pink coconut was never my thing as a kid, nor now. You win 10 points, Mom!

  12. Oreos were definitely among my childhood favs! This looks like a great recipe and all the pictures are making me want to get in the kitchen…STAT!

  13. oooooooh.. i love the picture of the separated oreoss…..ooooh. yummm! such a beautiful wednesday.. kiddies hopping around with moreos.. snoozing doggie… and sunshine up your butt! you had to put that in there, dint u!
    and yes these should be made mandatory in every home! I think i should keep one week every month to just make these super fantastic creations!
    i just woke up my fluffy snuggles to give him a cuddle.. he isnt happy about the baby talk and sleep disturbance. time to brush his teeth!

  14. #1 I love the blue fingers! #2 Cute doggie! #3 Moreos for the win!! What a great idea! I’m glad you got the clear separation. That’s key. Otherwise, it’s just two delicious cookies covered in frosting………wait…

  15. moreo. . .heh heh.

    • This is what happens when I write my posts before I go to bed. The more ridiculous, the better, in my opinion. I will make a batch for us for our trip in a mere 2 weeks!!!

      • two weeks? try 9 days beotch!! are you happy with our semi plans so far? not enough reinforcement yet and the 6 questions are beginning!! does she like this? is she happy? am i a good friend? is she going to tell me if you knew me you would never book us for an improv show? am i a SIX? :/

        • Well, 1 week plus 2 days = 2 weeks in my mind :) Get off my back-uh! BAHAHAHAHAHA! Oh good grief, you better put those questions to rest, missy. We will have none of that. Improv show??? As long as we are not the comedians, I would LOVE that!!! Aside from that, we are going to eat Moreos all day long in bed, while playing Family Feud, also while Archer is on in the background.

          Yes, I am beginning to think my little 4 is a 6 now… :)

          • no we are not the comedians. . AND it is a contest where the improv-ers have to battle to the death til the end. sounds delicious to me and reminds me of the good ol’ days when Cara was a 7. heh :) i forgot about family feud, what is wrong with me!?! must bring laptop. . .
            i think i am a 6 sometimes. from my massages lately it turns out i have all sorts of diaphragm issues which is a total 6 thing. you know, created by holding in your own voice literally and figuratively. are we really having this conversation on your blog thread? anyway. . . .i just want to be like you!

          • I say we disclose as many personal tidbits as possible all on here :) Calling you this week to chat! xo

  16. These cookies really look awesome! Great job :)

  17. Listen, you. You must stop fooling around with words, they aren’t to be messed with. In all seriousness, these look awesome and I love the idea of making one’s own oreos :D.

  18. You’ll be totally disgusted to learn and will no longer be my friend, I know. I used to unscrew the Oreos and scrape out the filling, then eat the cookies with lots of milk! It was the only occasion on which I’d drink the stuff. Beautiful photos and models, now I want a bag or Moreos. P.S. That pup was just protesting the ‘Do not Feed the Dog with Chocolate’ rule. P.P.S. Are you adding this flour ratio to the Flour Mix page? Soft cookie dough, Firm cookie dough, Give it a rest already dough…

    • ACTUALLY…I’m not disgusted at all, in fact, I like you even MORE because I would do the same thing!!! Same goes with cake. I only want the cake, not the icing. Yuck. And yes! This is my secret (though not so secret really) flour mix. I love it and have been using it in everything and am LOVING the results! xo

      • I was thinking the same thing about cake after I sent off my comments. Yuck. The stuff gave me the willies. I think it was made of industrial waste or something. The only frosting I could ever stand was on the Hostess SnoBalls and that was because it was marshmallows NOT frosting at all. See, great minds think alike! xo

  19. You did it! GF and vegan Oreos -woohoooo! These cookies are more proof that you are an incredibly talented baker! Youre rockin’ this GF and vegan thing :)
    I was wondering the same thing about the filling when I read the post title, how amazing that it’s just like the *real* thing…ummm, but SO much better!!!!
    That dog is too cute, I could snuggle all day with her! :)

    • Not bad for a girl who just learned all of this 6 months, wouldn’t you say? hehe. Yeah, today I’m feeling like I pretty much rock. That is, until I make something tomorrow that is an epic fail. ha. But even then, I beginning to believe that baking is becoming my strength now. Thanks Nora! Oh, and bring your puppy over, and I will bring my adopted pup and they can have a play date. That, or we can snuggle with them :) <–I like that plan

  20. uncommonlife says:

    You continue to amaze me. It’s like you are psychic and know all the things I am missing since I became GF. These will be the next cookies made in my house.

    • I have a feeling that we have pretty much the same list on the “What I miss since going GF” :) Eeeeeee, I’m getting so excited for you already as you twist your very first gf/vegan Moreo and see that cream filling. Oh goodness, I think I just fainted again…

  21. Those look so great! I can’t wait to give them a try!

  22. I know what you are trying to do. You are trying to complicate life after detox. I don’t totally mind. I was just thinking yesterday about Oreos and how to go about gettin’ it done. Thanks for taking the guess work out for me :)


    • Blasted. My plot has been discovered :) Funny that you were just thinking about Oreos, too. Mystery solved, sister. You’re wecome. hehe.

      And that puppy–isn’t she precious? I was thinking about you actually as I was putting her picture up. I knew you’d be proud :)

  23. wow, those cookies look amazing! i’m planning on making these FOR SURE ;)

  24. What a sweet pup-She even looks a little like a moreo!

    • hehehe, I didn’t even think of that, but you RIGHT! How appropriate that I display and a black and white puppy in a black and white cookie post :)

  25. Thanks for sharing this recipe! These look delicious. They must be good if they passed the “kid test”! We’ll see if they can pass my “husband test”…I’m sure they will!
    I agree that every household should have some cookies in it at all times…vegan cookies that is. LOL!
    Thanks again for sharing,

    • I might deem myself the cookie fairy and visit every home with a batch of these :) I’m keeping my fingers crossed, Ashley, that they pass the husband test. Oh I hope, I hope, I hope, I hope…. xo


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