14 Must-Have Gluten-Free Cookie Recipes


Whether it’s time for holiday baking, national cookie day or just an ol’ day, we have rounded up 14 must-have gluten-free cookie recipes for you! From our favorite Monster Cookies to Russian Tea Cakes, there’s something for everyone here!

A collage of 9 gluten-free cookie recipes.

We’ve rounded up our favorite gluten-free cookie recipes for you! In this post you will find 14 cookie recipes that are all gluten-free with a handful of them being paleo and/or vegan-friendly, too. There’s something for everyone here! Give the recipes a scan and choose one or a few gluten-free cookies to try.

The Best Monster Cookies

The first gluten-free cookie recipes is one of our personal favorite! These soft and chewy peanut butter-oatmeal cookie studded with chocolate chips and candy-coated chocolate pieces are gluten-free, made all in one bowl and truly the best!

Gluten-Free | Dairy-Free | Nut-Free Option

Monster cookies with multi-colored candy chocolate pieces scattered on gray surface
Photo Credit: Plays Well with Butter

Paleo Soft Batch Molasses Cookies

These Paleo Soft-Batch Ginger Molasses Cookies are sweetened ever so lightly with coconut sugar and molasses. They’re the perfect holiday treat and with only 5 grams of sugar per cookie, you could even enjoy them as part of a healthy breakfast.

Gluten-free | Paleo | Dairy-Free | Nut-Free Option

One of the Paleo Soft Batch Ginger Molasses Cookies with a bite taken out of it.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

Not necessarily a gluten-free cookie, but if you prefer the cookie dough over the baked cookies then these no-bake, chocolatey, nutty cookie dough bites are going to be your new favorite treat. Paleo & vegan-friendly and dipped in dark chocolate to make them even more incredible.

Grain-Free | Vegan | Egg-Free

No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cooke Dough Bites with one of them having a bite out of it showing the cookie dough center.
Photo Credit: Plays Well with Butter

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Blossoms 

We brought back an old-school holiday favorite with these Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Blossoms (and made them egg-free, too)! Try to resist the urge to nibble the cookie around the edges before popping the chocolate candy kiss into your mouth…we bet you can’t do it!

Gluten-Free | Egg-Free

Gluten-free Peanut blossoms on a silver tray.

Gluten-Free Russian Tea Cakes

Buttery, melt-in-your-mouth Gluten-Free Russian Tea Cakes deserve to be enjoyed with your next cup of coffee or tea! They’re also great for holiday cookie trays or gluten-free cookie exchanges.

Gluten-Free | Egg-Free

Gluten-free Russian Tea Cakes on a silver platter.

Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Here’s our healthier take on Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies. Made without flour, less sugar, dark chocolate chips, and natural peanut butter they’re every bit as crave-worthy as the less healthy version.

Gluten-Free | Dairy-Free

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie with a bite out of it.

Flourless Monster Bars

Our favorite gluten-free cookie made into a bar. Soft, chewy, peanut buttery⁠ and flourless—these Monster Cookie Bars are studded with chocolate chips and candy-coated pieces. They make for a delightful treat when you’re craving something sweet and they’re perfect for sharing with a friend or family member, bringing to the cabin or on a camping trip, or sharing at a grill out or potluck. They’re gluten-free, dairy-free, and freezer-friendly.

Gluten-Free | Dairy-Free

Monster Cookie Bars cut after cooling on the counter
Photo Credit: Plays Well with Butter 

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet

This Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet is the ultimate way to satisfy a cookie craving. It can either be enjoyed warm from the pan with a scoop of your favorite frozen dessert or ice cream or allowed to cool and cut into bars for snacking and tucking into lunch boxes. Even if you’re not vegan, we promise you’ll love this cookie skillet!

Gluten-free | Vegan | Dairy-free | Egg-free | Nut-free

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet with two spoons in the cookie ready for serving.
Photo Credit: Plays Well with Butter 

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies

This nut-free, gluten-free cookie recipe is as equally suited for breakfast as they are for a healthy after-school treat.

Gluten-Free | Vegan | Nut-Free

Three healthy oatmeal breakfast cookies stacked up on a white plate.

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

When you’re craving a little somethin’ sweet, but avoiding grains, dairy, and refined sweeteners these Paleo Almond Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies hit the spot. You can even make them egg-free and replace the almond butter with seed butter for an allergy-friendly, school-safe treat.

Grain-Free | Vegan | Dairy-Free

A perfect stack of five Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Soft Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

When it comes to cookies, sometimes you just need to go big or go home – and that’s exactly what we’ve done with these Soft Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting.

Gluten-Free | Nut-Free | Egg-Free Option

A Soft Pumpkin Cookie with a thick layer of cream cheese frosting and a bite out of it.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookies

Sweet and salty ingredients come together to make these scrumptious Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookies. A better-for-you cookie recipe made with less sugar, rolled oats, and natural peanut butter (as well as gluten-free and dairy-free ingredient options). Get ready to sink your teeth into the most delicious, soft, warm, peanut buttery cookie!

Gluten-Free | Dairy-Free

A stack of 4 peanut butter chocolate chip pretzel cookies showing a hand grabbing the top cookie.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Cookies

An irresistible duo comes together in these Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Cookies. A better-for-you, grain-free and gluten-free treat with a boost of protein from collagen.

Grain-Free | Dairy-Free | Gluten-free

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Cookies scattered about with a bite out of the cookie in the center.

Double Chocolate Mint Cookies

Indulge your sweet tooth with these Low Sugar Double Chocolate Mint Cookies.

Grain-free | Dairy-free | Gluten-free

One of the Low Sugar Double Chocolate Mint Cookie broken in half.
Photo Credit: Plays Well with Butter 

We hope you’ve enjoyed the 14 Must-Have Gluten-Free Cookie Recipes. There’s something for everyone here. If you make a recipe please tag us @therealfoodrds on social media so we can see what you’re making.

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