Gluten Free Cookie Recipes

Linda Johnson Larsen
Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies

Cookies are one of the joys of life. Everyone loves cookies; even people who can't eat gluten. Fortunately, it's easy to make gluten-free cookies with a few simple ingredients. The key ingredient in these recipes is gluten-free flour mix, which is available at any grocery store.

Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies

You can frost these sugar cookies after you have baked them and allowed them to cool. They're delicious at Christmas or any time of the year.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups gluten-free flour mix
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 cup gluten-free margarine or butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Sift the gluten-free flour mix, baking soda, and cream of tartar into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add the butter or margarine and mix well.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the sugar and eggs and beat until combined. Beat into the flour mixture.
  5. Place the dough in the refrigerator and chill for 1 hour.
  6. Sprinkle the work surface with some gluten-free flour. Roll out the dough to 1/4 to 1/2" thickness using a rolling pin coated with more gluten-free flour.
  7. Cut into desired cookie shapes using cookie cutters, or use an overturned glass to make circles. If you aren't going to frost them, sprinkle each cookie with a bit of granulated sugar.
  8. Bake the cookies for 7 to 12 minutes or until they are light golden brown.
  9. Remove the cookies from the cookie sheet with a spatula and cool completely on a wire rack.

Yields 4 dozen cookies

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

While most brands of chocolate chips are gluten-free, you should always check before you buy. Verified gluten-free chocolate chip brands include Hershey's and Nestle. Toffee bits are usually gluten-free too, but Heath brand is verified.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons gluten-free vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2-1/3 cups gluten-free flour mix
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups gluten-free semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup gluten-free toffee bits

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and vanilla and beat well.
  2. Add the egg and egg yolks and beat again until combined.
  3. Add the flour mix, baking soda, and salt and stir until mixed.
  4. Stir in the chocolate chips and toffee bits.
  5. Cover the dough and chill for 2 hours.
  6. Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  7. Drop the dough by tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheets, placing them about 3 inches apart.
  8. Bake for 11 to 16 minutes or until the cookies are light golden brown.
  9. Cool on the cookie sheets for 2 minutes, then carefully remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

Yields 4 dozen cookies

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookie

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies

While you can make gluten-free peanut butter cookies with no flour at all, this recipe more closely resembles the wheat version. Oats are naturally gluten-free, but unless they are made in a dedicated facility, they could have trace amounts of gluten. Check the label before you buy.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup gluten-free peanut butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons gluten-free vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2-1/2 cups gluten-free flour mix
  • 1/2 cup ground gluten-free oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped peanuts

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and powdered sugar and beat until combined.
  2. Add the vanilla and eggs and mix well.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the flour mix, ground oats, baking soda, baking powder, and salt and mix well. Stir into the butter mixture.
  4. Add the peanuts and mix until combined.
  5. Cover and chill the dough for 2 hours.
  6. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  7. Shape the dough into 1-1/4" balls and place 3" apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  8. Using a fork dipped in granulated sugar, flatten each ball of dough, making a crisscross pattern.
  9. Bake the cookies for 8 to 11 minutes or until they are light golden brown.
  10. Cool the cookies on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes, then carefully remove to wire racks to cool.

Makes 4 dozen cookies

Enjoy Your Cookies!

Enjoy your delicious gluten-free cookies. Be sure to store these cookies in an air-tight container. Cookies made with gluten-free dough can dry out more quickly than cookies made with regular wheat flour.

Gluten Free Cookie Recipes