From classic French macarons to fudgy chocolate-walnut cookies, here are terrific gluten-free cookies.
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Gluten-Free Buckwheat Gingerbread Cookies
These soft cookies are based on hermits, a traditional American cookie made with molasses and spices. Baker Mani Niall uses buckwheat flour to add an earthy flavor and hearty texture—and to make them gluten-free.
Peanut Butter-Oat Bites with Sea Salt and Cinnamon
These gluten-free, no-bake peanut butter cookies quickly come together in the bowl of a food processor. They're mildly sweet little bites with a texture reminiscent of peanut butter cookie dough. Serve chilled sprinkled with flaky sea salt and cinnamon.
These crunchy-chewy cookies, sold at bakeries all over Lazio, are called brutti ma buoni in Italian, or "ugly but good." The name pretty much says it all. Antico Forno Molinari, in operation in the town of Frascati since the 1800s, makes this delicious and effortless four-ingredient version.
French macarons (made with almond flour, and distinct from their coconut cousins, macaroons) require some practice and patience. But even if they're not perfect, they're always delicious—and gluten-free. This recipe calls for a simple orange buttercream filling, which can be adapted for a wide variety of flavor combinations.
Coconut oil, cocoa nibs and sliced almonds combine together to make these lace cookies extra crispy. They're rich and buttery (yet butterless) and full of almond flavor. Try them crumbled into a bowl of vanilla ice cream or even topping a slice of cheesecake.