Chocolate chip cookies, meringues, lemon drops, macaroons, and so many other tempting cookies are still part of my diet, despite being dairy and gluten-free. With just a little creativity in the kitchen, even traditional food eaters can’t tell the difference. Best of all, you don’t need to do the experimentation yourself. Below are 32 of the best gluten-free, dairy-free cookie recipes we can find.
This collection covers the full gambit of options, starting with my favorite chocolate chip cookies and including classics like sugar cookies, amaretti, ANZAC biscuits, and peanut butter balls. And, yes, all are gluten and dairy-free cookie recipes. Get ready for a sweet adventure!
Be sure to read the ingredient labels
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There are so many different dietary requirements these days. Some are for personal choice, others are medical. If you are baking for other people with dietary restrictions, it’s best to ask them for their requirements for ingredients and preparation. Here are a few words to keep an eye out for on the package.
Vegan: By definition, vegan products are dairy-free.
Paleo: Products labeled paleo should be both gluten-free and dairy-free.
Keto: keto-friendly offers no information on either gluten or dairy. You will need to read the ingredients.
‘May contain traces’ or ‘Made in a factory that also produces‘ (gluten, dairy, milk, soy, tree nuts, or any other items): Some people with dietary restrictions can eat these, while others cannot. Best to ask if the cookies you are making are not for you.
Gluten-free: Please note that some of the recipes contain oats. While not gluten, many people who are gluten-free avoid eating oats.
32 Gluten-free dairy-free cookie recipes
To make it easy to find what you are looking for, this list is divided into sections based on flavors. However, please note that there is some overlap in several categories. Combinations like chocolate and peanut butter are clear favorites.
While some of the recipes are flourless, others use general all-purpose gluten-free flour, almond flour, coconut flour, or oat flour. Other less traditional cookie ingredients include avocado, banana, pumpkin, and a few surprises.
The list of gluten-free, dairy-free cookie recipes is divided as follows:
- Chocolate chip cookies
- Peanut butter cookies
- Chocolate cookies
- Coconut cookies
- Banana-based cookies
- Other gluten-free, dairy-free cookies
Gluten-free dairy-free chocolate chip cookie recipes
Dark chocolate chips are often dairy-free, just remember to check the packaging before you add them. The first recipe is what I consider the most traditional. After that, there is a variety including some ingredients you may not have thought of, and all link to their gluten and dairy-free cookie recipe.
Gluten-free dairy-free peanut butter cookies recipes
Who doesn't love peanut butter cookies? Some of these also have chocolate, creating what I often consider to be one of the world's best food combinations.
Gluten-free dairy-free chocolate cookie recipes
My daughter always says, if a little chocolate is good, a lot is better. These two gluten and dairy-free cookie recipes will satisfy any sweet tooth.
Gluten-free dairy-free recipes: coconut cookies
*Some people with nut allergies cannot eat coconut.
Gluten and dairy-free recipes: cookies made with banana
Bananas are sweet and delicious and far more versatile than many people realize.
More gluten-free dairy-free cookie recipes
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Dietary restrictions never stop me from heavenly sweets, they just alter the list of options. I hope you found what you were looking for in this list of 32 different gluten-free, dairy-free cookie recipes. Each is tried and true, full of flavor, and if made following the directions, safe for those who avoid gluten and dairy.
If it’s brownies you are looking for, check out our favorite 18 dairy and gluten-free brownie recipes.
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