Many Americans are switching to gluten-free products not just to treat celiac disease but also to avoid conditions brought by gluten intolerance or sensitivity. Luckily, there are numerous cookie recipes foodies could try without having to deal with symptoms associated with gluten.
Soft Pumpkin Cookies (Whole New Mom)
If you love the delicate sweetness of pumpkin, then you'll certainly love this Soft Pumpkin Cookie recipe from Whole New Mom. The recipe suggests using almond flour or tiger nut flour for gluten-free goodness. As for the nuts to be mixed in with the dough, walnuts, almonds, macadamias, pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds are good options.
"These Soft Pumpkin Cookies are gluten-free, vegan, and sugar-free. Perfect for fall or all year round. The perfect allergy-free cookie."
- 1 c unsweetened pumpkin
- 1/2 c coconut oil, or other healthy fat, melted
- 1/4 c sweetener, either granulated (here is a link to xylitol, which is a good low-carb option) or liquid (use coconut sugar or honey for AIP)
- 1 T orange flavoring or extract (Try Nielsen-Massey or Frontier Flavor.)
- 1 1/2 c gluten-free flour (use almond flour for low-carb, tiger nut flour for AIP)
- 3-4 scoops stevia extract (each scoop is about 1/32 tsp), or approx 4-8 T additional sweetener, to taste (For stevia, I recommend NuNaturals. If using stevia, add it to either wets or dries. See How to Use Stevia for usage tips.)
- 1 tsp baking soda (If you use flour with gluten, decrease to about 3/4 tsp)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt (I recommend Real Salt)
- 1/2 chopped or ground nuts, optional
Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe (Yum and Yummer)
This Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe from Yum and Yummer is a great recipe choice is you love chunky chocolate on your cookies! This cookie is fairly easy to make. The only thing that makes it different from regular cookies is the flour used (almond flour or almond meal instead of regular flour).
"Gluten-free chocolate chip cookies that taste just like Grandma’s! Except better! For shame, Grandma."
- ¾ cup coconut butter, softened
- ¾ brown sugar
- 3 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp kosher salt
- 3 cups almond flour or almond meal
- 6 oz chocolate chips or chocolate chunks
The Best Chewy Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies (My Gluten-Free Kitchen)
My Gluten-Free Kitchen has a recipe called The Best Chewy Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies. It might sound to good to be true, but this chewy cookie recipe is apparently comparable to Mrs. Field's cookies! Cream cheese makes the consistency of this cookie very rich and chewy. But don't take our word for it - go on and bake a batch to see for yourself.
"I don’t like to throw the term 'Best Recipe' around casually. But when I want to really get across that I’ve tested and tried and adapted a recipe a bunch until I got it PERFECT, then I feel justified in calling it the Best!"
- 2 1/4 cups (~282 grams) good all-purpose gluten-free flour blend
- 1/2 tsp. xanthan gum omit if gluten-free flour blend has xanthan or guar gum already)
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 ounces cream cheese, room temp
- 3/4 cups (12 Tbsp.) unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 egg yolks (room temp)
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Ludy's Kitchen Cooking Tip:
Want to bake uniform-sized cookies? Use an ice cream scoop when transferring cookie dough to baking sheets.
Make cooking a lot easier and more enjoyable by using good quality silicone baking mats. Not only are silicone mats sturdy and durable. Because they're non-stick, you can also cut your clean-up time in half.