11 Gluten-Free Cookie Recipes Perfect For National Cookie Day

If you're gluten-free, a cookie holiday might not sound that exciting to you. In fact, it probably sounds like a big, exclusive bummer. But I'm here to turn that around for you with some gluten-free cookie recipes for National Cookie Day, because, yes that's really a holiday happening Dec. 3, and you should really get a chance to celebrate it!

When you have to stay away from gluten, meals can be stressful and baking can seem uninviting. Often, it seems like gluten-free options are less tasty that the real deal, so you might steer clear of cookies all together. But the truth is, there are tons of gluten-free options out there that are just as good. Substitutes like almond flour, rice flour, and coconut flour are a lot tastier than you might imagine — and they have an entirely different flavor profile in the best possible way. You can still get that gooey, soft, chewy cookie, you don't have to settle on those hard, flat imitations. There are other options out there! So there's no need to feel left out on National Cookie Day, just make your own batch and do it your way!

Here are some of the best gluten-free cookie recipes for your to cut your teeth on this National Cookie Day:

Short Bread Cookies

These crunchy cookies are perfect for dunking in coffee or tea. They're dense and sweet and fall apart in your mouth. Check out the recipe on Against All Grain.

Gingersnap Cookies

These spicy holiday favorites are perfect for this time of year. Master them for National Cookie Day and then bake some more for Christmas. Check out the recipe on Against All Grain.

Peppermint Marshmallow Cookies

Bet you never knew you could make cookies out of marshmallows. Well, you can! And they're declines and perfect for festive decorations. Check out the recipe of Against All Grain.

Sugar Cookies

These classic cookies are known for their chew, but you don't have to sacrifice that for their gluten-free moderation. They still promise to be chewy and solid and every bit the cookie you love year round. Check out the recipe on Gluten-Free on a Shoestring.

Crunchy Peanut Butter Cookie

Yes, get ready to salivate over these traditional peanut butter cookies with a special crunch. They're super easy to make and you can use whatever gluten-free flour you choose. Check out the recipe on Gluten-Free on a Shoestring.

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

All cookie lovers love that classic chocolate chip cookie that's thick and chew and gooey. This recipe by Gluten-Free on a Shoestring will help you make just that.

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

I don't know about you, but I die for red velvet anything. These dense and rich crinkle cookies are a great recipe to have under your belt and a perfect cookie to whip up for a holiday party. Check out the recipe on Gluten-Free on a Shoestring.

Coconut Cookies

These tropical treats are delicious anytime of year and the fact that they're gluten-free is completely undetectable. Check out the recipe on Gluten-Free on a Shoestring.

Lemon Meltaway Cookies

If you're not into chocolate-y sweets, this cookie is your jam. It's fresh and tangy and easy to bake. Check out the recipe on Gluten-Free on a Shoestring.

Maple Iced Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

Talk about seasonal, these spicy sweet treats are so on point right out. Check out the flavorful recipe on Gluten-Free on a Shoestring.

Sandwich Cookies

These are basically Oreos but even better. You get two cookies for the price of one with these babies. Check out the recipe on Gluten-Free on a Shoestring.

Happy National Cookie Day!

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