Gluten-Free Cookies

From fudgy brownies, to chewy cookies, we’ve found the best gluten-free treats to satisfy any sweet tooth.

  • Flourless Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies
    Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Buffy Hargett

    Flourless Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies

    These flourless cookies are a dream if you're going gluten-free, especially with the perfect pairing of peanut butter and chocolate.
  • <p>Salted Caramel Brownies</p>
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    Salted Caramel Brownies

    This luscious layered brownie made with dark chocolate beautifully combines salty and sweet for an irresistible treat.
  • <p>Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies</p>
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    Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies

    Soaking the raisins in warm water rehydrates them slightly, leaving you with a softer cookie that can be a nice change of pace from the typical chewy texture.
  • Chocolate Orange Cookie Cups
    Photo: Alex Farnum

    Chocolate Orange Cookie Cups

    These flourless cookie bites from Sunset reader Jennifer Loganathan, of Colden, NY, are a delicious cross between a brownie and a soft cookie—the orange zest adds a bit of contrast.
  • Kitchen Sink Oatmeal Cookies
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    Kitchen Sink Oatmeal Cookies

    You can put just about anything in these cookies. Chocolate chips and walnuts are definitely some ingredients that you won’t want to leave out.
  • <p>Almond-Lemon Bars</p>
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    Almond-Lemon Bars

    These bars have a thin layer of tangy, sweet lemon atop a buttery crust made with almond meal flour. There is big citrus flavor in every little bite.
  • <p>Fudgy Flourless Brownies</p>

    Fudgy Flourless Brownies

    Medjool dates give these Fudgy Flourless Brownies an extra touch of sweetness making this gooey dessert a delicious gluten-free option.
  • Chocolate-Hazelnut Meringues
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    Chocolate-Hazelnut Meringues

    Make up to two days ahead, and store in an airtight container at room temperature. The chocolate and hazelnut coating adds textural interest to these airy, sweet treats
  • <p>Chewy Oat and Fruit Granola Bars</p>
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    Chewy Oat and Fruit Granola Bars

    Toasting the oats, coconut, sunflower seeds, and flaxseed adds a rich, nutty taste to these granola bars. A much healthier and gluten-free alternative to store-bought bars, these homemade treats are a wonderful addition to any lunch box.
  • <p>Double Chocolate Sorbet Sandwiches</p>

    Double Chocolate Sorbet Sandwiches

    Packed with powdered sugar and cocoa powder, these gluten-free cookies are completely flourless and make one unbelievable sandwich with bright sorbet smashed in the middle.
  • Chewy Gooey Marshmallow Cookies with Minichips
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    Chewy Gooey Marshmallow Cookies with Minichips

    Marshmallows are what make these 69-calorie cookies so decadent without all the sugar and guilt.
  • <p>Almond Butter Cookies</p>

    Almond Butter Cookies

    Packed with almond butter, dates, oats, and almonds, these gluten-free cookies are more like energy bars that tastes like cookies.
  • Gluten-Free Brownies
    Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Paul Grimes


    For cookie swaps or family get togethers, bake these brownies for guests with gluten allergies.
  • Chewy Caramel Apple Cookies
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    Chewy Caramel Apple Cookies

    These old-fashioned chewy oatmeal cookies are extra sweet with the addition of caramel candies and chopped apple. Even folks who don't need to eat gluten-free cookies are likely to devour these, so you'd better bake an extra batch.
  • Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

    No substitutions here— you probably have everything on hand to make these chewy, chocolaty naturally gluten-free peanut butter cookies.
  • Gluten-Free S'More Bars
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    S'more Bars

    For kids with gluten intolerance, it's important to create a few desserts that taste as good as the real thing. This one sure does. Try Cup4Cup flour and S'moreables gluten-free graham crackers for the best results.
  • Easiest Peanut Butter Cookies
    Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Easiest Peanut Butter Cookies

    Impress your guests with these simple, 4-ingredient peanut butter cookies.
  • Chocolate-Hazelnut Meringue Kisses
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr, Jan Gautro

    Chocolate-Hazelnut Meringue Kisses

    Piping cookies from a pastry bag is a lot of fun, and the work goes quickly. But you can just as easily make these into drop cookies, if you prefer. Just drop them by level tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets.
  • Amaretti
    Becky Luigart-Stayner


    Package these crunchy cookies in a gift box with a pound of your favorite coffee beans. Look for almond paste on your supermarket's baking aisle, and for best results, don't substitute marzipan, which is sweeter and more finely textured, in place of the paste
  • Coconut Macaroons
    Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Coconut Macaroons

    Coconut Macaroons have sweetened coconut instead of almonds and are a sweet and crisp version of this classic cookie.

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