40 Of Our Favorite Gluten-Free Cookies
From fudgy brownies, to chewy cookies, we’ve found the best gluten-free treats to satisfy any sweet tooth. They're perfect for gluten-sensetive and gluten-intolerant loved ones—but tasty and decadent enough for anyone to enjoy.
PB, Banana, and Oat Cookies
At just 82 calories a pop, these gluten-free cookies are a healthy indulgence packed with peanut butter, bananas, rolled oats, and chocolate minichips. Pack one or two in your lunchbox for a yummy midday pick me up.
Fudgy Flourless Chocolate-Pecan Cookies
Believe it or not, these chewy, brownie-like cookies are gluten free. Try not to eat them all in one sitting--our Test Kitchen found them especially hard to resist.
Salted Caramel Brownies
This luscious layered brownie made with dark chocolate beautifully combines salty and sweet for an irresistible treat.
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.
Gluten-Free Dairy Free Chocolate Truffle 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.
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.
Fudgy Flourless Brownies
Medjool dates give these Fudgy Flourless Brownies an extra touch of sweetness making this gooey dessert a delicious gluten-free option.
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
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.
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
Marshmallows are what make these 69-calorie cookies so decadent without all the sugar and guilt.
Almond Butter Cookies
Packed with almond butter, dates, oats, and almonds, these gluten-free cookies are more like energy bars that tastes like cookies.
For cookie swaps or family get togethers, bake these brownies for guests with gluten allergies.
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.
Marcona almonds are blanched and roasted--you won't need to toast them. You can also substitute regular whole almonds to make these sticky-sweet bars.
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.
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
Impress your guests with these simple, 4-ingredient peanut butter cookies.
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.
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 have sweetened coconut instead of almonds and are a sweet and crisp version of this classic cookie.
Oatmeal, Chocolate, and Walnut Cookies
Chewy oatmeal and crunchy walnuts can completely transform the typical lunch box chocolate chip cookie, adding new flavors and texture while subtly increasing the cookie's nutritional value.
Lemon Sugar Cookies
The stark contrast between the sweet sugars and the tart lemon juice gives these cookies personality and bite. They're a great afternoon treat with coffee or tea.
This recipe, reminiscent of the classic black and white cookie, is a quick and easy gluten-free option that everyone will love. In addition to adding whole grains, sorghum flour adds a nutty flavor that pairs well with bittersweet chocolate.
Serve these spiced cookies during the holidays with a mug of hot cocoa or anytime you're craving a tasty cinnamon treat.
Mexican Wedding Cookies
Also known as Russian teacakes or snowball cookies, these dense, crumbly cookies are perfectly bite-sized. Enjoy them with a frothy cappuccino.
No Christmas season is complete without the mouthwatering ginger and spice cookies we all loved as kids. Break out the cookie cutters and turn them into holiday gingerbread men.
Roll-Out Holiday Cookies
This gluten-free recipe makes classic sugar cookies that are perfect for decorating to your liking with frosting and sprinkles! Shape them into pretty hearts for Valentine's Day, egg-shaped ovals for Easter, four-leaf clovers for St. Patrick's Day, and trees or stars for Christmas.
Chocolate-Walnut-Graham Cracker Bars
These tasty treats are more like a candy bar than a cookie. Served with hot chocolate, they're a children's sticky-finger favorite!
Coconut Macaroons with Bittersweet Chocolate and Pistachios
Sweet and chewy coconut macaroons have always been an easy favorite for anyone following a gluten-free diet. We jazzed up these naturally gluten-free beauties by dipping them in bittersweet chocolate and studding them with salty pistachios.
Chewy, fruity, and sweet, these fanciful bars are a favorite for all ages and make for a bright and elegant display on the dessert table.
Reminiscent of pecan pie, gluten-free Maple-Pecan Bars deserve a spot at your holiday dessert buffet. Use pure maple syrup to form the gooey brown sugar and pecan mixture needed to make these heavenly bars.
Blondies are like a second-generation brownie. They're cakey and comforting and awesome with milk, but teeming with vanilla, toffee, and brown sugar in place of all that chocolate.
Flaxseed meal adds to the nuttiness of the walnuts and almonds in these delicious chocolate bar cookies.
Decadent Fudge Brownies
A recipe for decadent, thick, dark chocolate brownies is a must-have for any kitchen, including a gluten-free kitchen. This version is much lighter than the typical brownie (unless you serve them with a giant bowl of vanilla ice cream). You can also dust them with powdered sugar for an even sweeter finish.
"Biscotti" is an Italian word referring to hard, crunchy, twice-baked cookies. These biscotti can be kept for weeks in an airtight container, but are pretty enough to be wrapped in clear plastic with a ribbon and given as a gift.
These cookies from the Persian tradition are a rather special gluten-free version of shortbread--just be sure to use powdered sugar that doesn't include a starch with gluten in it.
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
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.