Before I get into the thick of it, let me say that cookies are for every season. But other than spicy pumpkin lattes and fall candles, when it comes to the best indulgences of the seasons, few things turn me on more than fall. pastry shop. Fall is about getting comfortable and having fun, and I don’t know about you, but I prefer to do it in the form of cookies. There’s just something about fall that makes us want to retire in, roll up our sleeves and cook something sweet for ourselves (or our friends) for no reason. This list of the best gluten-free and dairy-free cookie recipes aims to ensure that no one misses all the delicacies of fall baking.
After years of experimenting with all the gluten free flours and egg substitutes on the market, I can attest that these cookies are the real deal. They all get that crispy outside, gooey inside texture that we all crave, and many just require a little bit of time and a few clean ingredients. From classic sugar cookies and chocolate chips to snickerdoodle, we’ve got the 12 best gluten-free and dairy-free cookie recipes the internet has to offer. It’s a good thing the cozy season lasts for a few months, as there’s plenty of time to tackle all of those gluten-free and dairy-free cookie recipes in no time. Do you have a favorite recipe that we missed? Drop it in the comments below.
All recipes can be made gluten and dairy free. We’ve included vegan, soy-free, refined sugar, and nut-free options, but as always, be sure to read all of the ingredient information carefully to make sure it’s free from any allergens or restrictions you might want. to have.
Minimalist Baker 1 Bowl Soft Sugar Cookies
Why we love them: For the holidays, birthdays or just for fun, everyone needs a good sugar cookie recipe in their arsenal. These 1 bowl sugar cookies are great for decorating and downright delicious.
Hero ingredient: This recipe uses aquafaba, the brine that sits on top of a can of chickpeas. If you are new to aquafaba it might sound strange, but it turns into an egg white consistency which is absolutely magical for baking.
Vegan and gluten-free chocolate chip cookies by Café Gratitude
Why we love them: These chocolate chip cookies are one of Camille’s must-have anti-allergic desserts. After trying them myself I can attest that they are ridiculously delicious. Coffee Gratitude– the cult West Coast vegan restaurant behind these cookies – has been tweaking their ultimate vegan cookie recipe for years. Lucky for us, they shared the perfect recipe in their Love is served cookbook, and we’ve been doing them over and over since.
Hero ingredient: The cookies use gluten-free all-purpose flour, and from her own trials, Camille recommends Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1: 1 Baking Flour Mix to obtain softer and softer cookies. You can also replace the almond butter with peanut butter or even sunflower butter.
Vibrant & Pure Hot Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
Why we love them: Decadent and chocolaty with hints of peppermint and vanilla, these cookies are perfect for cozy nights at home all year round. But when you add chopped peppermint and marshmallows to garnish, you’ve got the perfect holiday cookies in your hands.
Hero ingredient: Dairy-free melted chocolate is a key ingredient in the dough in this recipe, which makes these cookies super rich. When you omit the peppermint, this recipe also serves as the perfect base for a straight double chocolate cookie.
Soft Molasses Ginger Cookies by Allergylicious
Why we love them: Gingerbread cookies are a seasonal staple, and these delicious treats strike the perfect balance between salty and sweet. Plus, they’re the perfect gift for a neighbor or friend.
Hero ingredient: When it comes to sweeteners, there’s nothing quite like molasses. Rich in flavor and color, these cookies have a deep, robust flavor that is well balanced by the tang of ginger. Plus, when you whip up a batch, your whole home will smell like a delicious holiday candle.
Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies by Something Nutritious
Why we love them: Chocolate and peanut butter are basically a marriage heaven. Any dessert that features this legendary combo is already a winner in my book. This recipe uses pantry staples and can easily be made vegan using a flax egg.
Hero ingredient: These cookies contain just the right amount of peanut butter, so they’re smooth and rich without the taste too salty. In my mind, the more chocolate chips the better!
Four Ingredient Coconut Macaroons by Beaming Baker
Why we love them: Is there anything sweeter than the simplicity of a coconut macaroon? With just four ingredients, these come together in a flash and taste the same as the real ones.
Hero Ingredients: This recipe asks small grated coconut to get the tall, spherical shape that makes macaroons so crisp on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. Just mix the ingredients in a food processor and use an ice cream scoop to lay out spoonfuls of dough on a baking sheet, bake and boom: you’ve got dessert in under 30 minutes!
Banana and Chocolate Chip Cookies by Megan Nash
Why we love them: These cookies hold a special place in my heart, not only because my sister wrote the recipe, but because I have an obsession with any banana-based dessert! Soft, gooey and perfectly sweet, they never disappoint and are some of the best gluten-free and dairy-free cookies.
Hero ingredient: Often times, baking without gluten and dairy can result in dry and crumbly desserts, but using overripe bananas in the batter here helps keep these cookies together. With only 1/3 of a ripe banana, you might not even taste the fruit!
1 bowl Snickerdoodle cookies by Minimalist Baker
Why we love them: Sugar-dusted clouds of cinnamon sweetness? Yes please. Snickerdoodles are a classic. These cookies take me back to the good old days when I stopped by the local bakery after school and felt welcomed by the intoxicating smell of cinnamon and baked sugar.
Hero ingredient: Cinnamon is my absolute favorite spice, and I’m always trying to find a way to slip it into any dessert. Not only is it delicious, it’s also packed with health benefits and helps regulate your blood sugar and metabolism.
Almond Flour and Dark Chocolate Chunk Biscotti by Rachel Mansfield
Why we love them: Imagine sitting in a cafe in Italy, dipping a crispy chocolate biscotti into a steaming, frothy cappuccino. Is there anything better? Talk about a dessert that can transport you elsewhere, these Biscotti cookies are a dream.
Hero ingredient: These homemade biscotti are made with almond flour, which gives them the crunchy, crispy texture these cookies are known for. So brew your coffee, tea or glass of oat milk, because biscotti are made to be steeped.
The perfect classic chocolate chip cookie by Vibrant & Pure
Why we love them: If there’s one cookie that never disappoints, it’s the classic chocolate chip cookie. Chocolate chip cookies are iconic, and honestly, I don’t know a single person who would turn one down. However, when it comes to gluten-free and dairy-free pastries, these cookies are the hardest to nail. This recipe from Vibrant & Pure is the best I have tried and tastes the closest to the ‘real thing’.
Hero ingredient: Instead of using a chia or flax egg, this recipe calls for 1/3 cup cold vegan butter. I firmly believe that this is the hallmark of this recipe, and what makes these cookies have that chewy, buttery flavor that is just to die for.
Gluten Free Vegan Samoas by Minimalist Baker
Why we love them: When I first removed gluten and dairy from my diet, the time to keep a stash of Boy Scout cookies in the freezer was over. Didn’t know there are many recipes for clean-lined versions of the classics, including this recipe for Samoa from Minimalist Baker. These delicious coconut cookies are a great snack to make and freeze when your sweet tooth is felt.
Hero Ingredient: With coconut oil, grated coconut and coconut sugar on the menu, coconut is without a doubt the star of this recipe. We love coconuts for their natural sweetness and versatility in dairy-free cooking, and their flavor pairs perfectly with the caramel, chocolate and buttery notes of this recipe.
Chai Chocolate Chip Cookies by Rachael’s Good Eats
Why we love them: Like I said, you can’t go wrong with a classic chocolate chip cookie, but this recipe takes it a step further with the addition of chai spice. The ingredients in this recipe are especially healthy and make a great guilt-free dessert option for cozy nights.
Hero ingredient: Rachael created a homemade chai spice blend for these cookies, which gives a touch of fall to these otherwise simple and delicious chocolate chip cookies.
What are your favorite gluten and dairy free cookie recipes? Share them with us below.