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The holidays are upon us which means one major thing… it’s cookie baking season! We’ve got a great list of our favorite Gluten Free Cookie Recipes that will be loved by all!
Amazing Gluten Free Cookies
While we are also busy thinking about Healthy Holiday Desserts and Holiday Gift Guides, we are also getting specifically into the cookie baking spirit this season, we have you covered with gluten-free cookies that everyone will love, and they’ll even fool those who aren’t gluten-free!
Scroll through our best gluten free cookie recipes to find your perfect cookie:
Gluten-Free Funfetti Cookies: If you like buttery, chewy and soft cookies that are speckled full of sprinkles and also happen to be gluten-free with a dairy-free paleo option, then you are going to love these Gluten-free Funfetti Cookies! They are simple to prepare using only a handful of ingredients and you only need a bowl and a spoon to make the dough!
Gluten-Free Chocolate Crinkle Cookies: With deep chocolate flavor and a stark white crackly exterior, these Gluten-Free Chocolate Crinkle are destined to be your new favorite holiday cookie. Or anytime-of-year cookie! They are simple to prepare, using only a handful of ingredients and no fancy equipment
Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars: Like a chocolate chip cookie, but in bar form which means more of that ooey-gooey soft middle! These Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie bars are easy to put together, using just 1-bowl and no fancy equipment.
Candy Bar Monster Cookies: If you’ve never had a monster cookie before, allow me to persuade you that you absolutely need to remedy that. Monster cookies are thick and chewy cookies made primarily from peanut butter and oats, often studded with milk chocolate candies (aka M&Ms) and chocolate chips.They are a crazy delicious cookie that is decadent and addicting.
Gluten Free Thumbprint Cookies: With a sweet little center filled with either jam or chocolate hazelnut spread, These Gluten Free Thumbprint cookies are a must make. These cookies have a crispy exterior with a chewy middle, are easy-to-prepare and perfect to make year round. The dough is made in 1-bowl and they are free from gluten, grains and refined sugar but still perfectly delicious.
Chai Cookie Bars with Vanilla Bean Glaze: These Chai Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars with Vanilla Bean Glaze are deliciously gooey, chocolatey, and perfectly spiced. Drizzled with easy vanilla bean glaze for an added yummy bonus! If you love chai spices as much as we do, these cookie bars are a must-make! These bars take 30 minutes or less to make, and are totally gluten-free and grain-free.
Double Chocolate Macadamia Cookies: These Double Chocolate Chunk Macadamia Nut Cookies are the perfect gluten-free and paleo-friendly cookie that everyone will love! Soft, chewy, and bursting with chocolate and macadamia nuts! A household favorite!
3-Ingredient Almond Butter Cookies: These chewy Almond Butter Cookies use only 3 ingredients you likely have in your home right now and are so addicting! The dough is made in 1-bowl, and ready in under 20 minutes. They are free from gluten, grains and refined sugar, but still perfectly delicious.
Peanut Butter Blossoms: They have all the flavor of the traditional, but using better-for-you ingredients! These peanut butter cookies cookies are easy-to-prepare and perfect for the holidays, or year round. The dough is made in 1-bowl and they are free from gluten, grains and refined sugar but still perfectly delicious.
Strawberry and Chocolate Ganache Sandwich Cookies: The cutest sweet treat, made even nicer because they are optionally free of the 14 most common allergens. Gluten free strawberry cookies are sandwiched between a dairy-free chocolate ganache with hidden strawberry jam in the middle.
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies: So perfectly chewy, soft, and delicious! The combination of cinnamon, chocolate, and raisins in these are heaven. No one will be able to tell that these are gluten-free and refined sugar-free!
Maple Meringue Cookies: They are simple, crunchy, light, naturally gluten-free, and perfect to have for entertaining or for a treat. Thesy are also refined sugar free, light, and the perfect beautiful cookie everybody will love!
Sugar Cookies: These buttery sweet cookies have a soft vanilla flavor, a crisp exterior and a soft and chewy middle, just like any good sugar cookie should have. Better yet, they are simple to prepare using only a handful of ingredients and needing just a bowl and spoon to make the batter. Note: these are soft and chewy, not cut-out style for decorating, that’s the next cookie on the list!
Healthy Coconut Macaroons: These Healthy Coconut Macaroons are just like the classic but made gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar free! All you need is 6 ingredients to make them! Make them without or without a chocolate bottom.
Gluten Free Cut Out Cookies: These Gluten Free Cut Out Cookies are the best for decorating holiday cookies! They are so simple to put together, can be rolled out immediately and decorated (or not) to celebrate any holiday! These versatile cookies are made with only 5 ingredients (plus a pinch of salt!) and are a great activity to do with the kids. We’ve included tips and tricks for decorating using an easy powdered sugar icing so you can get your holiday bake on now! Note: if you’re looking for soft sugar cookies, not for decorating, see the cookie right above this one on this list.
Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies: Crispy on the outside and soft and chewy in the middle, these Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies are the real deal. They’re also easy to put together, using just 1-bowl and no fancy equipment. Made without any refined sugar, and using nutrient-dense baking flours, this cookie is not only delicious, but one you can feel good about eating.
Gluten Free Snickerdoodles: These Gluten Free Snickerdoodles are a MUST MAKE recipe. These chewy little cookies are spiced just right, easy-to-prepare and perfect for the holidays, or year round. The dough is made in 1-bowl, then rolled in a cinnamon and sugar mixture. They are free from gluten, grains and refined sugar but still perfectly delicious.
Gluten Free Carrot Cake Cookies (With Maple Glaze): Calling all carrot cake fans! Our carrot cake cookie recipe yields soft and chewy cookies, is easy to make and packs all the flavor of a traditional carrot cake in an easy-to-serve form.
Storing Gluten Free Sugar Cookies
As with many cookie recipes, they are usually best eaten on the day they are made. Most cookies can be stored in a bag or container at room temperature for up to 3 days, but they may soften as time goes on.
A note on flour blends:
While there are many more blends available now, and some may be great, you’ll notice that my approach to gluten-free is different than many. I actually don’t use gluten-free flour blends for my baking recipes. Rather, I utilize some of the most common gluten-free flours such as almond flour, tapioca flour, arrowroot flour, coconut flour and oat flours to create delicious versions of some of my favorite recipes. My goal, and hands-down the most important element of any recipe, is that it is so delicious, so everyone, whether food intolerances or not, can enjoy them!