Let’s be real with each other for a minute: some gluten-free cookies are disgusting. We get that cookies without gluten can’t always replicate the flavor and texture of treats made with wheat flour, but they should at least taste halfway decent.
We’ve eaten tons of gluten-free cookies that taste and feel like sand. Not that we’ve been shoving sand in our mouths at the beach or anything, but you get the idea. We’ve tried bland cookies where bakers apparently assumed gluten free means taste free, and we’ve also chowed down on overly sweet cookies where companies attempted to replace wheat with excessive amounts of cane sugar. However, in weeding out all of the bad gluten-free cookies, we were able to come up with quite a few delicious options as well.
What's the bottom line:
Snacking should be an enjoyable experience, and we don’t want you to have to try all of the bad gluten-free options to get to the good ones like we did. You deserve delicious gluten-free cookies that aren’t made with questionable ingredients, whether you’re one of the 3 million Americans who live with celiac disease or the 18 million people with a non-celiac gluten sensitivity. After years of gluten-free snacking, we decided to buckle down and bring you the best of the best.
During our gluten-free cookie binges, we ate an insane amount of goodies and jotted down notes about the taste, texture, ingredients, and price of each cookie. We discovered that there are tons of yummy gluten-free cookies on the market (lucky you!), but we managed to narrow it down to our favorite six.
Ready to satisfy your gluten-free cookie cravings? Read our detailed reviews of each cookie below to find your new favorite!