Cookies are one of life’s great pleasures. Going gluten-free shouldn’t change that, and you shouldn’t have to settle for overly sugared, overly fattening pre-packaged gluten-free cookies when you need to satisfy your sweet tooth.
I have found over years of reading gluten-free recipes and labels from pre-packaged gluten-free cookies, that they tend to be even higher in sugar and fat than their gluten-containing counterparts. Now, no one ever said a cookie was supposed to be good for you, but it certainly need not be worse for you than a gluten cookie! The primary reason for higher fat and more sugared gluten-free cookies is because those ingredients are used to cover up bad or odd-tasting gluten-free flours (who wants to bite into a sugar cookie that tastes like bean flour?!).
I formulated my patent-pending flour to have no taste, so you’ll never need to compensate by adding extra sugar. I also labored to create a flour that performs just like the store-bought flours we all grew up using; so you won’t need to add more butter than the original recipe calls for to help your gluten-free version keep its shape. With that in mind, I give you 11 of my favorite cookie recipes that are no better or worse for your waistline than regular gluten-containing cookies! Caution: these recipes make amazing cookies. Be sure to have friends nearby to share them with, lest you eat them all yourself!