When individuals are first diagnosed with celiac disease or gluten intolerance, often the first reaction is worry. “What will I eat?!” “Does this mean I can’t have cookies or pasta?” These and other questions will likely be some of the first questions as the implications are realized. Fortunately you CAN eat cookies, pasta, bread and all your other favorites. The difference is just in how you prepare it. In this article we’ll discuss types of gluten free cookies, how to find easy to make recipes and how to get the best results. With this information you’ll be well on your way to whipping up a batch of your favorite cookies, the gluten-free way.
Types of Gluten Free Cookies
When you think of gluten free cookies chocolate chip is probably one of the first types to spring to mind. Whether you like drop cookies, peanut butter or sugar cookies you can find a gluten free recipe to make it. Out of the most popular gluten free cookies oatmeal is likely on the top of the list. When you go to make oatmeal cookies however, remember to purchase gluten free oats since most oats are manufactured alongside wheat and can be subject to cross-contamination.
Easy Gluten Free Cookies
The easiest gluten free cookies are probably the ones you purchase from the grocery store. Many of the brands available are delicious – you may not make it home with many left in the box. But if you’re looking for easy recipes, take a look online. Now that you can purchase gluten free oats, give no bake chocolate oatmeal cookies a try. No bake cookies are some of the easiest to make, and they store great in the freezer!
Getting the Best Results
You can make nearly any kind of cookie you can think of – provided that you follow a few guidelines. You need to find a suitable replacement flour. Often, in baked goods, sweet rice flour is a good option. You’ll also want to be sure to use gluten-free baking powder and gluten free vanilla and chocolate chips. While you wouldn’t expect gluten in chocolate chips or vanilla, surprisingly gluten can be a hidden ingredient so make sure to purchase a gluten-free brand.
With the holidays just around the corner, now is the time to collect gluten free cookie recipes. There’s nothing more fun than spending the afternoon in the kitchen whipping up a few varieties of cookies to try. Make it a family event and have a taste-testing session and see which varieties will become new family favorites.