Gluten Free Cookie Recipes and Reviews
If you need to stick to a gluten free diet, you may be interested in some gluten free cookie recipes. Of course, you can buy gluten free cookies from some specialty bakeries and there are some companies that sell them online. But making your own cookies may be more convenient, plus homemade cookies often taste better.
Gluten Free Cookie Recipes
Cut Out Cookies
This is one of our favorite cookie recipes. You can decorate these cut out cookies with frosting or sprinkles, if you desire.
Combine butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl and mix well. Add vanilla and egg yolks and mix well. Add flour and salt and mix well.
Refrigerate cookie dough for one hour. Then roll out to ¼ inch thickness and cut out cookies with cookie cutters. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 8 - 12 minutes.
Butter Pecan Cookies
This is another of the gluten free cookie recipes we love. Serve after dinner with a nice cup of coffee, or tuck a few into your lunch box.
Combine flour, sugar, pudding mix, baking soda, xanthan gum, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Mix well. Add eggs, butter, vanilla, and pecans and mix well.
Refrigerate cookie dough for one hour. Drop by the teaspoonful onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 10 – 12 minutes.
Of all the gluten free cookie recipes for ginger cookies, this is our favorite. They taste pretty much like ginger snaps and are great with a cold glass of milk.
Combine all dry ingredients except brown sugar in a large mixing bowl and mix well. In another bowl, combine brown sugar, molasses, shortening, and egg and mix well. Add to dry ingredients and mix well.
Refrigerate cookie dough for 30 minutes. Roll dough into small balls and flatten with a fork onto lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 8 -10 minutes.
Buying Gluten Free Cookies
You may not always feel like making your own cookies from gluten free cookie recipes. There are a number of companies that make gluten free desserts. You may find some locally at health food stores, or you can always order online.
When buying gluten free cookies, whether from a bakery or online, make sure you read the ingredients carefully to make sure they are gluten free. Be aware that manufacturers can change ingredients at any time, so a product that used to be gluten free may not be gluten free anymore. Some companies make both gluten free products and products that contain gluten, so read the label carefully to make sure you’re buying the correct item.
Some companies that offer gluten free cookies include:
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