20+ Gluten Free Cookie Recipes

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You’ll want to try every single one of over 20 Gluten Free Cookie Recipes! With plenty of timeless classics, these are the best cookies to bake for friends and family at any time of the year. But you can also enjoy them during the holiday season.

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Why You’ll Love These Gluten Free Cookies

During the holidays, I’m full steam ahead with making treats. The stand mixer is firing on all cylinders. Batches of cookies are flowing. But cookies are essential are year long!

Here’s why these cookie recipes are worth baking any time you have a craving:

  • Cookies for all skill levels. Whether you’re a whiz in the kitchen or new to baking, these recipes don’t call for fancy techniques or equipment. Many of them use ingredients that are likely in your pantry already!
  • 100% gluten-free. Have peace of mind that the delicious cookies below are 100% safe for gluten-free diets, made with gluten-free ingredients or without flour altogether.
  • Perfect for filling holiday plates. Pile these cookies onto your holiday cookie platters for a variety of gluten-free treats that are perfect for gifting! Whether you’re leaving these out for Santa or sending them home with family and friends, there’s plenty of gluten-free love to go around.

Can you ever really have too many cookies? I think not, so here are 20+ of my favorite gluten-free cookie recipes to inspire your baking adventures all year long!

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Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Who can resist a freshly baked, chewy chocolate chip cookie? If you’re one to shamelessly give into temptation like the best of us, these gluten-free chocolate chip cookies have your name on them.
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Gluten Free Vanilla Wafers

These Gluten Free Vanilla Wafers are a homemade version of classic Nilla Wafers. These crispy vanilla cookies are light and buttery, and melt in your mouth just like the original!
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Gluten Free Graham Crackers

Enjoy this childhood favorite again, whether you have them for snacks, s'mores, or a sweet treat. Better than store-bought!
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Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Irresistibly tender and chewy Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are a cozy treat brimming with wholesome oats, cinnamon, and sweet raisins.
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Flourless Almond Joy Cookies

Fans of Almond Joy, you’re going to love these homemade gluten-free macaroons that taste just like the famous candy bars! These delicious cookies are a chocolate and coconut dream, and great for gifting.
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Flourless Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

This is a classic chewy peanut butter cookie recipe made all the better with three different kinds of chocolate chips! My flourless chocolate chip peanut butter cookies are naturally gluten-free and super satisfying.
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Gluten Free Oreos

You’re going to cookies n’ crazy for these gluten-free, homemade Oreo cookies! These are so easy to make from luscious creme filling pressed between two crisp gluten-free chocolate cookies.
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Crackly Gluten Free Gingersnaps

These spicy gluten-free gingersnap cookies are filled with festive flavor on the inside, with a satisfying sugary crackle on the outside. It’s an easy cookie that’s sweet, spiced, crunchy, and so delicious!
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Flourless Chocolate Almond Cookies

A crisp, chewy and rich treat that’s naturally gluten free for an after school snack that the kids will love. Plus there’s plenty of protein and not a lot of sugar, so they are definitely a healthier treat that still tastes indulgent. 
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Flourless Peanut Butter Dulce de Leche Cookies

My flourless dulce de leche peanut butter cookies are the best combination of sweet and salty! The flavors are just the right amount of indulgent and they’re always one of the first to disappear from the cookie plate.
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Gluten Free Snickerdoodles

The classic buttery cookie coated with cinnamon sugar. This easy recipe and technique produces a thin and crispy cookie that you just can't resist.
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M&M’s Macaroons

Stir together three ingredients in one bowl to make an easy chewy coconut cookie bursting with chocolate candies. So simple to make and hard to resist these flourless gluten free cookies.
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Gluten-Free Trail Mix Cookies

Gluten-free Trail Mix Cookies are a fun riff on flourless peanut butter cookies packed with gluten-free oats, chocolate chips, and crunchy trail mix.
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Gluten Free Ladyfingers

Ladyfingers are one of the most useful homemade cookies I’ll always come back to! They’re delicious on their own dipped in coffee. Or, use them to make perfect gluten-free tiramisu, icebox cakes, and then some.
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S’Mores Cookie Cups

These gluten-free, s’mores-filled cookie cups let you enjoy all the ooey-gooey melty goodness of a s’more, without the bonfire! Honestly, why wait until summer, when you can bake these up in your oven all year round?
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Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

If you love the spicy, warming flavors of Mexican hot chocolate, you’re going to be over the moon for these chewy chocolate cookies! This perfect cookie recipe is flavored with homemade Mexican hot chocolate spice.
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Reese's-topped peanut butter cookies on a blue plate in top of a white napkin.

Flourless Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookies

I love this fun twist on traditional peanut butter blossoms, made from chewy gluten-free peanut butter cookies with sugary Reese’s cups in the centers. Peanut butter lovers always gobble these up!
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Pumpkin Frosted Cookie Cups

These chocolate chip cookie cups are the ultimate seasonal treat, filled with fluffy pumpkin spice frosting. Subtle toasty flavors of brown butter, plus loads of melty chocolate really make these cookies something special!
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Flourless Fluffernutter Cookies

Everyone always raves about this fun variation on peanut butter thumbprint cookies! Inspired by fluffernutter flavors, these peanut butter-filled, gluten-free cookies are topped with pillowy marshmallows.
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Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies

It doesn’t get more simple or tasty than these homemade pumpkin cookies! This is a super kid-friendly cookie recipe that reminds me of a soft, chewy Graham cracker, flavored with pumpkin spice and maple syrup.
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Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

This is a classic peanut butter cookie recipe, made 100% gluten-free! These flourless cookies only need 6 ingredients, but they’re loaded with tons of rich peanut butter flavor.
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Coconut Almond Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

The cookies themselves have a perfectly balanced chocolaty flavor with undertones of almond, and just a hint of coconut flavor and texture. Then as you sink your teeth into these soft, chewy cookies, you get bursts of creamy, intense dark chocolate.
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Healthy Jam Thumbprint Cookies

You can't go wrong with a healthy cookie recipe that you can even enjoy for breakfast. Use your favorite flavor of jam to make it just the way you love it.
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Monster Cookie Bars

A fully-loaded bar cookie you can make in one bowl in no time. Crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside, and filled with peanut butter, oats, chocolate chips, and M&M's.
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Gluten Free Brookies

You'll never need to choose between tender chocolate chip cookies or rich, fudgy brownies again. These homemade Gluten Free Brookies are both!
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My husband always says that you always need the right tool for the right job, and the same holds true in the kitchen. Having the right tools, gadgets, and ingredients all ready for you means that the process will go smoother. You’ll turn out dozens of delicious cookies. Here’s what I recommend:


KitchenAid 5-Qt. Artisan Design Series with Glass Bowl

For making the dough, a good stand mixer is key, just beware of little fingers.

KitchenAid 5-Speed Ultra Power Hand Mixer

A hand mixer is fine for most of these recipes too.

Stainless Steel Measuring Cups And Measuring Spoons 10-Piece Set, 5 Cups And 5 Spoons

It's actually helpful to have a couple sets if you are baking a lot of cookies.

Nordic Ware Insulated Baking Sheet, Metallic

You don’t want those cookies you worked so hard to make to burn or stick to the pan, so I sometimes use insulated cookie sheets.

AmazonBasics Silicone Baking Mat Sheet, Set of 2

To keep cookies from crumbling, a silicone baking mat is always a huge help.

Wilton Excelle Elite 3-Tier Cooling Rack

And stackable cooling racks do double duty for letting those cookies cool quickly without taking up a lot of space on your counter, and being a great place to get to work with icing or sprinkles.

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