If you’re celiac with a sweet tooth, welcome. These gluten-free cookies (and bars and brownies) are for you—and for anyone who doesn’t take well to gluten or just wants a little break from it. The world of gluten-free baking does not discriminate; from rice crispy treats to snowballs to gluten-free shortbread, it’s just glad you found it.
Some notes on brands: Bob’s Red Mill and King Arthur both make great all-purpose gluten-free flours (as well as regular all-purpose flours, for what it’s worth), and this Hearthy Foods kabocha squash flour is one of our latest obsessions. If you’re also vegan, Earth Balance and Miyoko’s make vegan butters that work wonderfully well in baking.
Let’s take a moment to discuss a very important piece of equipment. Whether you call them baking sheets, cookie sheets, or sheet pans, we have some opinions about which are the best—and guess what? Our favorite only costs $24. (Here are a few more baking tools we love.) Now, on to the recipes.