You may or may not know, but I am *obsessed* with gluten free cookies. They’re one of my favorite recipes to make, eat and photograph.
Gluten free cookies definitely get a bad rap for being dry, bland and all around just not good. I promise, that couldn’t be further from the truth.
I’ve made it my mission to prove gluten free recipes are just as good as the real thing, and these recipe do just that. They’re easy to make, made with simple ingredients and so much better than store bought!
I’ve rounded out all of my favorites, from gluten free oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, double chocolate, healthy and vegan options. Try one of my gluten free cakes next!
Do gluten free cookies taste different?
They can if they aren’t done properly, but when gluten free cookies are done well, I promise you can’t tell the difference at all!
They should be just as rich, flavorful and buttery as regular cookies, just without the gluten. I’ve fooled even the biggest skeptics with these recipes and I promsie you can do.
Frequently asked questions
What is the best gluten free substitute for flour?
I almost always recommend following a recipe that already calls for gluten free flour. This way, you know the recipe was designed to not include gluten.
Removing the gluten from a recipe that calls for regular flour can be tricky. In my baked goods, I often use the Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 Baking Flour unless I’m using oat flour, almond flour or something else.
Do you need to use xanthan gum?
Generally, yes. Xanthan gum helps bind all of the ingredients together and helps take the place of gluten. With most of my recipes, I do not specifically add xanthan gum because I will often use an all purpose flour that already contains xanthan gum.
I often stick with the Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 Baking Flour. I recommend using the same, or if you use a different blend, just make sure it has xanthan gum in the mix.
How should I store gluten free cookies?
It actually depends on the recipe! Some recipes that call for more fresh ingredients like apple sauce or pumpkin, usually do best on a plate with foil so they don’t get too mushy.
Other recipes like a classic chocolate chip, do well in an air tight container!
Most of these recipe are freezer friendly, either before baking or after baking. To freeze before baking, just scoop the dough into balls, place in a freezer safe bag and freeze until you’re ready to bake.
To freeze after baking, just let the cookies cool completely, then transfer to a freezer safe bag for up to 3 months.
1) Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
We have to start out with a classic! These gluten free chocolate chip cookies have crisp edges, chewy centers and extra chocolate chips.
2) Gluten Free Snickerdoodles
These gluten free snickerdoodles are soft, chewy and so easy to make. They’re perfectly sweet with just the right amount of cinnamon and made in one bowl. They can easily be made dairy free!
3) Gluten Free Sugar Cookies
Soft, chewy and full of sprinkles, these vegan sugar cookies are made in one bowl and are even gluten free! They have perfectly crispy edges with a soft and fluffy center.
4) Vegan Gluten Free Cookies
A classic, made vegan! These vegan chocolate chip cookies taste just like your old favorite, all without dairy or eggs. With a slightly crispy outside and soft inside, this is my foolproof and crowd pleasing recipe.
5) Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies
Don’t be fooled by the simple ingredient list, these gluten free peanut butter cookies taste just like the real thing, but without the flour! They’re thin but chewy and bursting with peanut butter flavor.
6) Oatmeal Cookies
These gluten free oatmeal cookies are chewy yet crispy and filled with melty chocolate chips. They’re made in one bowl, nut free and even dairy free.
7) Banana Breakfast Cookies
Make your morning a whole lot better with cookies for breakfast! These banana oatmeal cookies are gluten free, sweetened with just a touch of maple syrup and can easily be made vegan.
8) Healthy Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Easy to make and so delicious, these healthy chocolate chip cookies are (almond) milks new favorite cookie. They’re made with simple ingredients, sweetened with just pure maple syrup, gluten free, paleo and ready to devour in 20 minutes!
9) Lemon Cookies
These vegan lemon blueberry cookies are the perfect easy recipe for Spring! They’re a healthier cookie that are made in just one bowl and ready to eat in 20 minutes.
10) Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
Soft, chewy, made in one bowl, and undetectably grain and gluten free, these vegan chocolate cookies are the ultimate way to satisfy your late night sweet tooth. Plus, they come together in under 30 minutes and are paleo friendly.
11) Almond Flour Cookies
Chewy & gooey center, sweet chocolate chips, *slightly* crispy edges, classic cookie texture, all without a touch of gluten! These almond flour chocolate chip cookies taste just like the real deal and can be yours in just 30 minutes!
12) White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies
These gluten free white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies are soft, chewy and so easy to make. They have perfectly crisp edges, a soft and gooey center and taste just as good as the classic. Plus, they can easily be made dairy free!
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Shirley Maxwell says
I am trying to get some GLUTEN FREE dessert recipes for my Great Grandson. Your website has a description but not the actual recipe. Where can I get them.
Claire Cary says
You need to just click on the link to get to the recipe. This is just a roundup of my 12 favorite cookies, but you have to click on whichever one you want.