17 Gluten-Free Cookies That Taste as Good as the Originals

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Easy Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies
Photo: Carson Downing

Good news: If you (or a loved one) have a gluten intolerance and are longing to dip a fresh-baked cookie into a glass of milk, you've come to the right place. Whether you're baking for yourself or a family member, we've rounded up the most amazing gluten-free cookies to curb your cravings that taste just as good as the original recipes. There's classics like gluten-free chocolate chip cookies or peanut butter cookies. We've also got some delicious no-bake gluten-free cookies and twists on traditional treats in store.

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Gluten-Free Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Bars

stack of Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Bars
Carson Downing

Gluten-free cookies as delicious as these are sure to disappear from the dessert table fast. Chocolate-covered caramels go into the batter for the perfect amount of sweet, chewy, and salty in every bite.

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Easy Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies

Easy Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies
Carson Downing

Gluten intolerance or not, this gluten-free peanut butter cookie recipe just so happens to one of our favorites. The best part is they only require three ingredients! Simply mix peanut butter with sugar and an egg, and you've got cookie dough ready for baking.

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Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Slightly crisp on the outside yet perfectly chewy on the inside, this gluten-free chocolate chip cookie recipe is almost identical to our traditional recipe. The only thing that differs is the use of our homemade gluten-free flour mix (recipe follows the cookie recipe).

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Gluten-Free Fudgy Brownies

Gluten Free Fudgy Brownies

Get your milk ready! These gluten-free brownies are so fudgy, they're close to crossing the line from bar cookie to cake. So if you need to use a fork to enjoy them, it's totally acceptable here.

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Gluten-Free Snickerdoodles

Gluten-Free Snickerdoodle cookie
Blaine Moats

Prepare for your house to smell like Christmas. These gluten-free cookies taste just like our classic snickerdoodles, but suit your allergy-friendly needs.

Test Kitchen Tip: To ensure your gluten-free cookies are a success, follow our recipe for multipurpose gluten-free flour mix. This blend is how the recipes were developed and is the ideal cup-for-cup substitute for most recipes calling for all-purpose flour.

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Monster Cookie Dough

Safe-to-Eat Monster Cookie Dough

Our Test Kitchen developed a gluten-free cookie dough that's safe to eat with the use of coconut flour, almond flour, or oat flour. The gluten-free monster cookies can be customized to your liking, so go crazy with all the mix-ins you desire.

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Gluten-Free Sugar Cookie Cutouts

Gluten-Free Sugar Cookie in flower shape
Blaine Moats

You'll want to bookmark or pin this gluten-free sugar cookie recipe stat! Cut into your favorite festive shapes for Christmas, Easter, or even just a weekend baking session. Decorate with buttercream frosting or dust with colored sugar before baking for a simple, classy look.

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Gluten-Free Giant Ginger Cookies

Gluten-Free Giant Ginger Cookies
Blaine Moats

To make these gluten-free cookies into their enormous size, we scoop out an entire ¼ cup of dough per cookie. The result is a delicious ginger cookie with a slight crunch from coarse sugar coating the outside.

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Gluten-Free Brookies

three Gluten-Free Brookies stacked
Blaine Moats

When you can't decide between chocolate chip cookies or brownies, these gluten-free brookies are the answer. The oat- and almond-flour-based cookie crust adds just a bit of nuttiness to the flavor of the one-pan cookie bars. Bonus: they come together in less than an hour.

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Cassava Brownies

Cassava Brownies
Brie Passano

For a gluten-free brownie recipe that's also Paleo-friendly, these are a real treat. We used cassava flour as the base here, which is made from grinding cassava (aka yuca root). If you haven't had it before, cassava has a really neutral flavor, so you'll only be tasting delicious brownies without tasting like a vegetable.

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Gluten-Free Blondies

Gluten Free Blondies

Blondies are the golden version of brownies for anyone that wants the taste of a delicious chocolate chip cookie—fast. Allow your gluten-free cookies to cool in the pan slightly first (we know, it's hard) on a wire rack before diving in.

Test Kitchen Tip: Keep a batch of any of our gluten-free cookies in the freezer for late-night sugar cravings.

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Classic No-Bake Cookies

classic chocolate no-bake cookies

Here's an easy gluten-free cookie recipe that tends to land on a lot of all-time favorite cookie lists. Just be sure you're buying rolled oats with a gluten-free label (regular oats can be contaminated with gluten ingredients). We added a handful of chopped peanuts to this gluten-free no-bake cookie, but you can leave them out if you prefer.

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Pumpkin-Almond Macarons

Pumpkin-Almond Macarons
Andy Lyons

Sandwich pumpkin butter between light almond cookies to create these gluten-free macarons. If you want to bake these ahead, store them for up to three day unfilled. Just before serving, add the pumpkin butter and put them together.

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Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
Jason Donnelly

Subbing protein-rich almond flour (aka almond meal) for regular flour makes a rich, nutty gluten-free chocolate chip cookie. For a bit of tropical flair, try making them with coconut flour instead.

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No-Bake Cran-Pistachio Balls

No-Bake Cran-Pistachio Balls
Carson Downing

These gluten-free no-bake cookies are filled with peanut butter, pistachios, dried cranberries, rolled oats, and orange zest. Dip them in white chocolate and top with chopped fruit and nuts.

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Apricot Pocket Cookies (Hamantaschen)

Apricot Pocket Cookies (Hamantaschen)
Blaine Moats

These gluten-free cookies are inspired by popular Jewish cookies called Hamantaschen. They are traditionally formed into triangles before filled with sweet or savory fillings and served for the feast of Purim.

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Hickory Nut Macaroons

holiday cookies

Carson Downing

These airy cookies call for just three ingredients. First created in 1925, the nostalgic recipe calls for hickory nuts. Look for them online or substitute chopped black walnuts or toasted pecans.

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