Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth with Potato Flake Cookies

Welcome fellow food lovers to my latest recipe article! Today, I’m excited to share with you a unique and delicious recipe that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings while still being healthy and nutritious. Are you tired of the same old cookie recipes filled with unhealthy ingredients and empty calories? Look no further because these potato flake cookies are exactly what you need.

Not only are they gluten-free, but they also contain organic ingredients such as potato flakes that offer a healthier alternative to traditional wheat-based recipes. These cookies can be a perfect snack for those trying to maintain a healthy diet but still enjoy delicious treats. As a nutritionist and avid food blogger, I’m always seeking innovative ways to use simple ingredients that offer health benefits.

With this cookie recipe, we will use potato flour instead of wheat flour and combine it with other crucial ingredients such as sugar, egg, butter, baking powder, and vanilla to create a mouth-watering balance of flavors. Additionally, if you’re someone who is vegan or simply wants to stay away from animal products, don’t worry; we’ll also provide alternatives for non-vegan ingredients such as using coconut butter instead of standard butter.

So, what are you waiting for? Learn how to make these unique and tasty cookies by following our straightforward instructions in the next sections. Your taste buds will thank you!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Potato Flake Cookies *gluten Free*
Potato Flake Cookies *gluten Free*

Have you ever craved something sweet but felt guilty indulging in a sugary treat? This gluten-free and dairy-free recipe for potato flake cookies is the perfect solution. Not only are these cookies delicious, but they are also made with organic and wholesome ingredients.

These cookies are not your average cookie – they are unique in their use of potato flakes, which add a subtle yet satisfying texture to each bite. They also contain brown sugar, which adds a warm and comforting sweetness to the cookies.

One of my favorite things about this recipe is its versatility. You can even switch out the chocolate chips for raisins or nuts if you prefer! And for those of you who love a little extra flavor, try adding peanut butter or coconut to your dough.

And let’s not forget the health benefits of this recipe. Sweet potatoes, which can be used as an alternative ingredient, have been shown to improve digestion and boost immunity. Plus, by replacing traditional wheat flour with alternatives such as quinoa flakes or sweet potato flour, these cookies become not only gluten-free but also packed with nutrients.

So indulge in these guilt-free treats any time of day – whether it’s breakfast on-the-go or a late-night snack while binge-watching your favorite show. Trust me, you won’t regret it.

Ingredient List

 Fluffy, gluten-free Potato Flake Cookies to enjoy any time of the day.
Fluffy, gluten-free Potato Flake Cookies to enjoy any time of the day.

Ingredients for Potato Flake Cookies Recipe

  • 1 cup of butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp of vanilla
  • 1 cup of gluten-free instant mashed potato flakes
  • 2 cups of gluten-free baking mix
  • 1/2 tsp of baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp of salt

The ingredient list for the Potato Flake Cookies Recipe is simple and easy to find at your local grocery store. But be careful when shopping; ensure that all ingredients are gluten-free, otherwise the recipe won’t meet its purpose. The recipe calls for an egg, which can be substituted with a vegan alternative like egg whites or a flax egg. The secret ingredient to make these cookies extra fluffy and soft is one cup of gluten-free instant mashed potato flakes. Finally, the baker’s choice: chocolate chips, peanut butter chips or corn flakes to add some crunchiness.

The Recipe How-To

 These cookies are made with organic, healthy ingredients you won't feel guilty about.
These cookies are made with organic, healthy ingredients you won’t feel guilty about.

Step 1: Preheat your oven and prepare your baking sheets

To start making these Potato Flake Cookies, you need to preheat your oven to 350°F. Then, prepare your baking sheets by lining them with parchment paper or non-stick cooking spray.

Step 2: Combine the dry ingredients

In a mixing bowl, whisk together 1 cup of potato flakes, 1 cup of gluten-free flour or quinoa flake, 2 tsp of baking powder, and a pinch of salt. Set aside.

Step 3: Cream the butter and sugars

In a separate mixing bowl, cream together 1 cup of butter or margarine, brown sugar, and sugar until light and fluffy.

Step 4: Add the egg and vanilla

Add 1 egg and vanilla extract, mix well.

Step 5: Combine dry ingredients and wet ingredients

Slowly, add the mixed dry ingredients a little at a time to the batter while stirring slowly with a spoon. Mix until dough forms.

Step 6: Add chocolate chips or nuts (Optional)

Stir in some treats like chocolate chips or macadamia nuts.

Step 7: Form dough balls

Form balls with around 1-2 tablespoons of dough. Place cookies about two inches apart on baking sheets.

Step 8: Bake cookies

Bake for 12-15 minutes until the edges of cookies are golden brown. Let cool on pan for about 5 minutes before moving them to wire racks to cool completely.

Enjoy this gluten-free recipe with family, friends or colleagues over tea.

Substitutions and Variations

 A perfect treat for a cozy afternoon or movie night in.
A perfect treat for a cozy afternoon or movie night in.

One of the great things about cooking is the ability to experiment and modify recipes. There are a few substitutions and variations that you can use when making these potato flake cookies to suit your preferences.

For those who are vegan or dairy-free, you can easily swap out the butter and egg for suitable alternatives like coconut oil and egg replacer. Additionally, if you’re looking to make these cookies with less sugar, you can experiment with using natural sweeteners like honey or maple syrup instead of white or brown sugar.

Another variation for these cookies is to add mix-ins. Chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, or chopped nuts would all be delicious additions, providing a nice crunch and burst of flavor. For those who enjoy a more savory taste, adding in some chives or herbs would work well too.

Alternatively, for a gluten-free flour alternative, you could consider substituting potato flour in place of traditional wheat flour. This will result in a denser texture but will still retain that soft cookie texture due to the potato flakes.

There’s also the possibility of using other types of flakes, such as quinoa flakes or even sweet potato flakes, which add their own unique flavors and nutrients. Quinoa cookies would be an excellent option if you’re looking for more protein in your snack.

Innovation potatoes provide gluten-free alternatives and can be used for making crackers and bread as well. You can even use mashed potatoes instead of the flakes themselves to give the cookies a more rustic feel.

The possibilities are endless with this adaptable recipe – feel free to try out different ingredients and let your creativity shine through!

Serving and Pairing

 The delicate texture of these cookies will melt in your mouth.
The delicate texture of these cookies will melt in your mouth.

The great thing about these potato flake cookies is that they are incredibly versatile and can be paired with a variety of foods. The cookies themselves are crisp and buttery, with a subtle sweetness that pairs well with both sweet and savory dishes.

For breakfast, try enjoying these cookies with a cup of coffee or tea. They make great dipping cookies, so you can dunk them into your beverage for a quick morning snack. You can even spread some peanut butter or cream cheese on top for an extra flavor boost.

For a more savory pairing, consider serving these cookies alongside a soup or salad. The potato flavor will complement the other ingredients in your dish while still providing that satisfying crunch.

If you’re looking for a dessert pairing, try serving these cookies with ice cream or fruit. You could also sprinkle some chocolate chips on top for an extra decadent treat.

If you’re feeling adventurous, you could even use these cookies as a base for a dessert recipe. Try using them as a crust for a cheesecake or making ice cream sandwiches with them.

No matter how you choose to enjoy these potato flake cookies, they are sure to be a hit at any gathering or meal. So go ahead and experiment with different pairings to find your perfect match!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Using potato flakes instead of flour makes these cookies a yummy gluten-free option.
Using potato flakes instead of flour makes these cookies a yummy gluten-free option.

Imagine having a batch of these heavenly potato flake cookies on hand, just waiting to be enjoyed at any time of day. Well, good news! These cookies are perfect for making ahead of time and storing for later.

To make ahead, simply follow the recipe as directed and once cooled, store them in an airtight container. They can last up to one week at room temperature or up to one month in the freezer.

When it comes to reheating these cookies, I recommend popping them in the oven for 5-7 minutes at 350°F. This will give them that freshly baked taste and texture.

Storing cookies can sometimes alter their texture and flavor, but with these gluten-free potato flake cookies, you need not worry. They maintain their tender and slightly crumbly texture even after storing.

So go ahead and make a big batch of these delicious treats for an on-the-go breakfast or midday snack. You won’t regret the convenience and taste that they provide.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Dairy-free and gluten-free never tasted so good.
Dairy-free and gluten-free never tasted so good.

Now, let’s talk about some helpful tips to ensure perfect results with these gluten-free potato flake cookies.

1. Use room temperature ingredients: It’s best to take the butter and egg out of the refrigerator at least an hour before you start making the dough. Room temperature ingredients blend more easily and create a smoother dough.

2. Whisk thoroughly: When whisking together the dry ingredients, be sure to fully incorporate them to prevent any clumps from forming in the dough.

3. Don’t overmix: While it’s important to fully incorporate all ingredients, it’s also crucial not to overwork the dough. Overmixing can cause tough or crumbly cookies.

4. Use parchment paper: Line your baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat to prevent the cookies from sticking or spreading too much.

5. Chill the dough: After mixing the dough, give it time to rest in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before baking. This will help the cookies hold their shape better during baking.

6. Add extra toppings: For extra texture and flavor, try adding additional toppings like chocolate chips or crushed nuts on top of the cookies before baking.

Follow these tips and you’ll have delicious gluten-free potato flake cookies every time!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this gluten-free Potato Flake Cookies recipe is a great alternative for those who have dietary restrictions but still want to indulge in delicious baked goods. The recipe is easy to follow and the ingredients are readily available. You will love the texture of these cookies, which are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, adding a unique dimension to traditional cookies.

With the substitutions and variations mentioned above, you can easily tailor these cookies to your individual preferences. Whether you choose to add chocolate chips or quinoa flakes, these Potato Flake Cookies always deliver a satisfying taste.

So, don’t hesitate to try out this great recipe today! Serve with your favorite hot beverage or chilled milk. Trust me when I say that you won’t regret making a batch (or two) of these delicious gluten-free Potato Flake Cookies, and sharing them with your loved ones.

Potato Flake Cookies *gluten Free*

Potato Flake Cookies *gluten Free* Recipe

I found this recipe on a cookie website and tried it using Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Flour. They turned out great and tasted like normal cookies! It took me a few batches to get the browning right but I found that by cooking them slightly longer and having them be a little more browned they were easier to remove from the baking sheet and not have the cookies fall apart. I added the lemon extract to the batter because I had it on hand and it made for just a slight hint of lemon and they tasted great, but that can be optional. I also added some sprinkles for some color and my kids loved them. I also used a round pizza pan to bake the cookies in and they turned out better than a rectangular sheet.
No ratings yet
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Gluten-free
Servings 3 Dozen
Calories 1188.7 kcal


  • 1 cup butter or 1 cup margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon extract (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups all purpose gluten-free flour
  • 1 1/2 cups potato flakes
  • candy sprinkles (optional) or chocolate chips (optional)


  • In a large stand mixer, cream the butter well and add the sugars. Stir until well mixed. Add the egg and the vanilla and lemon extracts. Continue to stir until creamy.
  • In a seperate bowl, combine the flour with the salt and baking soda. Add the flour to the creamy mixture and stir until well mixed. Add the potato flakes and continue to stir well. You may now add the sprinkles or chocolate chips if desired.
  • Drop the dough onto the baking sheet, about 1 tbsp of dough for each cookie, leaving some room because they do expand pretty well.
  • Bake for about 10 minutes. Wait for about 1-2 minutes and remove the cookies from the pan. Enjoy with milk!

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 803gCalories: 1188.7kcalCarbohydrates: 157.5gProtein: 4.7gFat: 63.1gSaturated Fat: 39.4gCholesterol: 233.2mgSodium: 1320.2mgFiber: 1.6gSugar: 138.3g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Cookie and Brownie, Dessert, Drop Cookies, Free Of...
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Recommended Recipes Just For You