Let’s face it: some gluten free cookies are disgusting. We get that cookies without gluten can’t always taste the same as treats made with wheat flour, but they should at least taste halfway decent.
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 cookies to get to the good ones like we did.
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 reviews of each cookie below to find your new favorite!
Made in small batches rather than being mass produced. Most ingredients are organic.
Contains eggs and butter, which are common allergens.
Taste: It’s hard to believe these peanut butter cookies are gluten free and even harder to believe that they contain bean flour. Most bean flour treats leave behind an unpleasant aftertaste, but that’s not the case with these rich, peanut-filled cookies. Sweet brown sugar, creamy butter, and rich peanut butter are all we taste in every delicious bite.
Texture: Soulfully Sweet gluten-free peanut butter cookies have a texture that mimics wheat-flour cookies. They’re soft and chewy, with a hint of crunch from chopped peanuts.
Ingredients: We choose organic ingredients whenever possible, so we’re psyched that these decadent cookies are loaded with organic goodness. The xanthan gum (a substance that binds the materials of wheat-free cookies together) is GMO-free, which is impressive.
Price: At $10.99 a bag, these are the priciest cookies on our list. We decided we were okay with that as soon as we bit into our first cookie.
Each bite-size bunny-shaped cracker is packed with cinnamony flavor. No artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives.
Some snackers claim these have a gritty texture, but we didn’t notice (and neither did most of the reviewers on Amazon).
Taste: These cute bunny cookies bring back fond memories of the snickerdoodles our Grandma used to make during the holiday season. The delectable cinnamon-sugar flavor combo also reminds us of graham crackers (more on graham crackers in a sec). We dunked these tasty cookies in homemade s’mores dip once, and it was definitely one of our better decisions.
Texture: A couple reviewers complain that these SnickerDoodles are gritty or sandy, but we haven’t noticed. They have a slight crunch, and the texture reminds us of graham crackers.
Ingredients: Annie’s doesn’t use any weird ingredients in their gluten-free SnickerDoodles. These all-natural cookies get their sweetness from cane sugar and organic tapioca syrup, and the base is made of rice flour, corn flour, and soy flour. Not all of the ingredients are organic, but we’re happy that there aren’t any artificial flavors or colors in these - especially since our kiddos love them.
Price: These cost around $4 a box, and Amazon typically sells them in packs of 4. We recommend stocking up if you buy online since we’ve seen them for $5 or $6 per box at local grocery stores.
Natural, GMO-free ingredients. No bean flour.
A small number of reviewers say they can taste the rosemary extract (a natural preservative) in the cookies.
Taste: If you’re looking for vegan cookies that have plenty of chocolate chips but aren’t overly sweet, Enjoy Life Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies deserve a spot in your pantry. Reviewers rave that these cookies don’t have the funky aftertaste associated with other gluten-free cookies they’ve tried, although a small amount of folks claim they can taste the rosemary extract. Alisa Fleming from Go Dairy Free sums up our thoughts about Enjoy Life cookies in a few words: “They’re just darn good!”
Texture: We dig the wheat-like texture of these gluten-free cookies. Our wheat-eating friends say the crunchy, crispy exterior and small but plentiful chocolate chips remind them of Chips Ahoy cookies.
Ingredients: Don’t panic if you see “buckwheat flour” listed as an ingredient - these cookies are certified gluten-free. There’s also no dairy, eggs, soy, or any of the other top 8 allergens. Plus, the cookies are vegan and verified GMO-free by the Non-GMO Project.
Price: These cookies are ridiculously cheap, and our bank accounts love it. You can get 6 boxes for around $17, which averages out to approximately $2.85 per box.
You can enjoy homemade-style cookies fresh from the oven instead of eating premade treats. Officially verified by the Non-GMO Project.
Some folks complain that the mix is a bit expensive, but we’re okay with the price since these gluten-free cookies are amazing.
Taste: When you’re craving warm, gooey cookies (that aren’t super sweet) reach for a box of this Simple Mills chocolate chip mix. Meghan at Clean Eats, Fast Feets - who doesn’t even lead a gluten-free lifestyle - gushes about the moist, chocolatey flavor of these cookies, and we agree that they’re incredible.
Texture: These gluten-free chocolate chip cookies are soft and light. Some reviewers say the texture is slightly gritty, but we didn’t really notice. If you eat stuff with almond flour regularly, you probably won’t either.
Ingredients: Simple Mills chocolate chip mix rocks our socks off when it comes to ingredients. The company creates a memorable snacking experience with just 7 ingredients, none of which contain GMOs. There’s no dairy, no refined sugar, and no wheat.
Price: Expect to pay between $7 and $8 for a box of mix. Each box makes 12 to 18 cookies.
Reviewers rave that these gluten-free chocolate cookies taste homemade. They’re packed with simple, familiar ingredients.
A handful of reviewers complain that these cookies break easily. However, broken pieces do make an excellent ice cream topping.
Taste: A buttery base complements the rich flavor of real chocolate chips in every delicious bite. These cookies are sweet, but not to the point where you worry that you should bump your next dental appointment to an earlier date. Don’t be surprised if you eat the entire bag in one sitting - numerous reviewers have confessed to doing so.
Texture: Tate’s gluten-free chocolate chip cookies are thin and crispy. When we share them with our BFFs and family members, they swear they can’t even tell these tasty cookies are gluten free. Moisture makes these cookies soft, so eat them quickly or seal the bag tightly if you want to retain their signature crispy goodness.
Ingredients: You’ll probably recognize most - or all - of the ingredients in Tate’s cookies from your own recipes. The cookies use rice flour rather than a blend of gluten-free grains, and they’re also made with brown sugar, vanilla, and chocolate chips.
Price: A pack of 3 costs around $17, which is about $5.66 for every 12 cookies. This is pretty average as far as gluten-free cookies go.