If you are new to the world of gluten free and dairy free you're probably thinking of one thing - cookies. Cookies are great for just about any occasion. To make a bad day better, to celebrate, or just to have a nice snack on hand.
That's why I've rounded up the bets gluten free dairy free cookie recipes around! There's so many to choose from that you are guaranteed to find something you love on this list.
Before we get into the cookies themselves, let's talk about some common questions you may have if you are new to gluten free and dairy free baking.
All About Baking Gluten Free and Dairy Free Cookies
We've got a massive list of cookie recipes for you, and they have some things in common. Once you get used to gluten free dairy free baking, you'll start to notice some common trends.
Gluten Free Flour for Cookies
When it comes to gluten free flour for cookies, many will simply use a 1-1 gluten free flour blend. Using a gluten free flour blend is super easy, and is often a lot like regular baking.
You'll also see some other recipes use specialty flour blends, such as almond flour, oat flour, coconut flour, flax meal, nuts, and seeds. It really depends on the recipe!
Substitutes for Dairy in Cookies
When it comes to replacing dairy in dairy free cookies, there are many options.
You will often see coconut oil used instead of butter, and non dairy milk used instead of dairy milk. When it comes to non-dairy milks, you can use pretty much whatever your favorite is.
More popular dairy substitutes for baking are dairy free butter, as well as vegetable shortening.
Be sure when you are using chocolate in a recipe to make sure it is dairy free!
Other Gluten Free Dairy Free Cookie Ingredients
There are some other staples in baking you will see in these recipes that you probably have in your pantry right now.
Some popular ones are
- Peanut Butter
- Baking Soda
- Baking Powder
- Xanthan gum
- Chickpeas for aquafaba
- Cream of tartar
- Apple sauce
You'll notice that many of these recipes also happen to be vegan, since they are already dairy free. In this case, that's why you'll see things like bananas and apple sauce used to replace eggs.
Now let's get baking!